July 15, 2019

Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over two million

Cesare Ferrari/iStock(LONDON) -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to the city of Goma, a major transportation hub along the Rwandan border that's home to more than two million people. The confirmed Ebola case in Goma was announced late Sunday by the Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry. The patient, a 46-year-old pastor from South Kivu province, was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Goma, but then transferred to one in Butembo ..
July 15, 2019

For minor crimes, 3 Saudi men face beheading and ‘crucifixion’

JeanUrsula/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Ali al-Nimr was 17, he says he was suddenly rammed by a Saudi Arabian government vehicle while riding his motorcycle through the eastern district of Qatif. What happened next would change his life forever. Al-Nimr was taken to a local police station, where he was beaten so badly he had to be transferred to a hospital, his lawyer said. Initially, al-Nimr was hit with relatively minor charges related to his participation in the widespread 2011 to 2012 Arab Sprin..
July 15, 2019

Time running out for 3 facing beheading and ‘crucifixion’ in Saudi Arabia

JeanUrsula/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Ali al-Nimr was 17, he says he was suddenly rammed by a Saudi Arabian government vehicle while riding his motorcycle through the eastern district of Qatif. What happened next would change his life forever. Al-Nimr was taken to a local police station, where he was beaten so badly he had to be transferred to a hospital, his lawyer said. Initially, al-Nimr was hit with relatively minor charges related to his participation in the widespread 2011 to 2012 Arab Sprin..
July 15, 2019

Suspect detained in murder of American biologist in Crete, Greece

Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden(NEW YORK) -- Greek police are questioning a suspect in the murder of the American biologist who was found dead in an abandoned World War II bunker on the island of Crete last week. The suspect is a 27-year-old man from Kissamos, a town about 20 miles away from Chania, where Suzanne Eaton was attending a conference, Eleni Papathanassiou, spokesperson for Crete's police department, told ABC News. He was detained just days after police obtained DNA evide..