Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has paid a visit to the country’s southern oil-rich port city of Basra, a week after protests over alleged corruption and government neglect escalated into deadly violence.
In a large-scale anti-crime operation, the Brazilian police have arrested 1,027 adults and 75 teenagers for domestic violence, murder, illegal possession of firearms, and drug dealing, among other crimes.
At least 23 people were shot, two of them fatally, in a series of shootings over 24 hours across Chicago, Illinois, as America’s third largest city experienced yet another weekend of crime and gun violence.
Defendants are ‘gaming the system’ in Specialist Domestic Violence Courts (SDVC) by intimidating partners into not appearing in the expectation that magistrates will drop charges, a critical report warned.
Foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants say they have agreed to surrender their munitions and renounced violence as they are close to reaching a deal with Russia, which includes a ceasefire and the handover of the southwestern Syrian province of Dara’a to government forces.