Latest Assassinations News

2 more men gets long sentences for attempt to kill judge

Nov. 13, 2018 6:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two more men have received long prison sentences for a 2015 assassination attempt on a state judge outside her home. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin sentenced 29-year-old Marcellus Antoine Burgin of Cypress, Texas, on Tuesday to 25 years in federal prison and 27-year-old Rasul...

Bolton says tape doesn't link Saudi prince to critic's death

Nov. 13, 2018 5:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his death. "That is not the conclusion that the people who have...

Spanish-language reporter faces deportation from US

Nov. 13, 2018 4:53 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who faces deportation after his arrest while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee said Tuesday he was unjustly detained and faces danger if sent back to El Salvador. Manuel Duran spoke publicly about his case for the first time since his arrest at...

Top British diplomat to press Saudis over Khashoggi killing

Nov. 12, 2018 10:16 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Britain's top diplomat met Monday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where he was expected to press the kingdom to fully cooperate with a Turkish investigation into last month's killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Foreign Secretary...

Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

Nov. 10, 2018 5:21 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey's president said Saturday, in the first public acknowledgement of the existence...

Sri Lanka president summons Parliament after PM turmoil

Nov. 1, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has summoned Parliament to meet next week as pressure grows for him to resolve the turmoil set off when he sacked the Cabinet last week, his chosen prime minister said Thursday. President Maithripala Sirisena made the decision a day after meeting with...

Iran summons Danish envoy over alleged deadly Tehran plot

Oct. 31, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Wednesday summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran over Copenhagen's allegations about an Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iran expressed a "strong protest" to Ambassador Danny Annan over what it described as the...

Denmark alleges Iran plotted to kill activist on Danish soil

Oct. 30, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A police operation last month that briefly cut off Copenhagen from the rest of Denmark stemmed from an alleged Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist, the head of Denmark's intelligence agency said Tuesday while announcing a suspect's arrest. A Norwegian citizen of Iranian...

AP Explains: How Sri Lanka plunged into political crisis

Oct. 29, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is in a constitutional stalemate, torn between two leaders who both claim to be its legitimate prime minister. President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and dissolved his Cabinet on Friday, abruptly ending a strained coalition government...

Sri Lanka president: PM was sacked over assassination plot

Oct. 28, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president said Sunday he sacked his prime minister mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him. In a televised address to the nation, President Maithripala Sirisena said a person questioned by investigators had revealed...