08 Jul 2018
Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree
Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,632 state employees including 8,998 police officers, soldiers, and academics, in a decree published today over suspected links to terror organizations and groups that "act against national security".
18 Apr 2018
Iraq: More than 300 sentenced to death for IS links
Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State terror group (IS), judicial sources said today.
07 Apr 2017
Russia bans "gay clown" memes of President Putin
With a recent ruling by Moscow's Justice Ministry, it is now illegal to portray President Vladimir Putin in makeup, or otherwise implying he is gay.
18 Jan 2017
Brazil to build 30 prisons in 2017
In order to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system, President Michel Temer of Brazil said that his country would build 30 prisons over the next one year.
16 Jan 2017
10 killed in Natal prison riot in Brazil
Prisoners took control of Alacauz jail, the largest prison in Natal city in Brazil after a riot.
09 Jan 2017
100 inmates killed in one week in Brazil's prisons
According to public safety officials, on Sunday, at least 4 inmates were killed in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, Brazil.
07 Jan 2017
Another 33 killed in Brazil prison wars
After the ghastly massacre where 56 were killed, another prison in Brazil witnessed the killing of 33 inmates in a new prison uprising.
03 Jan 2017
Brazilian prison riots: 60 dead at Manaus prison
A prison riot in the Amazon region of Brazil claimed dozens of lives as fighting broke out between rival gangs.