Latest Assassinations News

Report: Killing of Pakistani journalist in Kenya 'planned'

Dec. 07, 2022 07:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The killing in Kenya of an outspoken Pakistani journalist was a “planned assassination," a team of Pakistani investigators said in a report released Wednesday, weeks after the mysterious slaying triggered condemnations and calls for an independent probe. ...

US condemns shooting at Pakistan's embassy in Afghanistan

Dec. 03, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States on Saturday condemned an attack a day earlier on the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, in which a senior Pakistani diplomat escaped unhurt but one of his Pakistani guards was wounded, sending a wave of anger in this Islamic nation. ...

Amid tensions, gun attack targets Pakistan's envoy in Kabul

Dec. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shots were fired Friday at the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan in what Pakistan’s prime minister described as an attempt to assassinate his country’s envoy in Kabul. The envoy was not harmed, but a body guard was wounded, Pakistani officials said. A prominent...

Head of Haiti's police academy killed at training facility

Nov. 25, 2022 21:33 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The director of Haiti’s National Police Academy was shot and killed at the doors of a police training facility in a gang-controlled neighborhood in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police said Friday night. The killing of Harington...

South Africa's top court orders Hani's killer to be paroled

Nov. 21, 2022 11:40 AM EST

JOHNANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ordered the release of Janusz Walus, the man jailed for killing anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993. Hani was killed outside his home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, in an assassination that threatened to plunge...

Pakistani court orders release of man who attacked Musharraf

Nov. 21, 2022 05:55 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the release of a man on completion of his jail term in connection with the 2003 assassination attempt on the country's former President Pervez Musharraf, a defense lawyer said. Rana Tanveer had been sentenced to 14 years...

Japan's prime minister sacks 3rd minister in a month

Nov. 20, 2022 22:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The internal affairs minister in Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government was forced into resigning over funding problems on Sunday, in a blow to the scandal-prone Cabinet that has already lost two ministers in one month. Minoru Terada has been under fire...

Japan minister quits over execution remark, PM delays trip

Nov. 11, 2022 08:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delayed his departure for three upcoming summits in Southeast Asia on Friday to sack and replace his justice minister, who was widely criticized over a remark he made about capital punishment. Justice Minister Yasuhiro Hanashi told...

Israel's far-right kingmaker joins memorial for racist rabbi

Nov. 10, 2022 15:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A far-right Israeli lawmaker, whose surging popularity helped propel former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back to power in last week's general election, delivered a glowing tribute Thursday at a memorial event for an extremist rabbi assassinated in 1990. The...

Union leader wounded during RFK assassination dies at 97

Nov. 09, 2022 23:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Schrade, a labor union leader who was shot in the head during the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and spent decades convinced that Sirhan Sirhan wasn't the killer, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 97. Schrade died at his longtime Los Angeles home,...