Two children and their grandmother, who belonged to a religious sect, have been killed in Pakistan by an Islamist mob, after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook. Four others are in a critical condition.
Dozens of Iraqi Christian families have fled their hometown of Mosul after Islamist hardliners gave them a choice of converting, praying, or dying. This treatment has been denounced by influential Islamic scholars.
Bureaucracy and fragmented oversight is undermining US ability to combat rapidly evolving terror threats, a study has said. It claims Americans are under a false sense of security and there is a “grave threat” to public security.
The civil court in The Hague has ordered compensation to families of 300 male Bosnian Muslims who found shelter in the Dutch UN peacekeepers’ compound in Srebrenica in July 1995, but who were later handed over to Serbian forces.
A Central Florida town is reeling from the news that two police officers are no longer on the job because a confidential FBI report said they are members of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter. One officer was the deputy police chief of Fruitland Park.
A massive unionist bonfire has been set alight in Belfast with a figure of Gerry Adams wearing a Celtic football shirt. A number of Irish tricolor flags also went up in smoke to mark the annual Eleventh Night celebrations.