World Bulletin / News Desk
French police said Friday autopsies of three Kurdish women who were shot dead in Paris on Thursday in what appeared to be an "execution" could take a week.
A police source with the anti-terrorism teams investigating the slayings at the Kurdish Information Center in eastern Paris said there were no witnesses to the killing of the three women, one of whom was identified as Sakine Cansiz, a co-founder of organization of PKK.
A spokesperson for a Paris prosecutor has said the three victims were all shot multiple times in the head.
The other two women were identified as Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez.
The murders coincided with ongoing talks between Turkish intelligence officials and the group's jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan, in a bid to disarm the PKK.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the murders might be the result of an "internal feud" and or it might be an attempt to derail the Turkish government's "good intentioned efforts" to end the conflict between Turkish troops and the PKK, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 1984.
There are several factions in the PKK and intra-organization executions are common within the group.
Ocalan, the jailed PKK leader, serves a life-time term at a prison on Imrali island off Istanbul.
Abdullah Zekri, the the head of the French National Observatory against Islamophobia has said that anti-Muslim acts rose by 500 percent.
German Finance Minister said that while a gas deal with Russia will be good for Greece, it will not be sufficient to overcome their debt problems.
The Turkish Consulate General building in the Greek city of Thessaloniki has been damaged during a demonstration against high-security prisons Friday night.
Mauritanian news website Alakhbar posted an audio statement on Friday claiming the attack on peacekeepers was done on behalf of the armed group al-Mourabitoun.
Aden Haji Hussein was killed after he had taken his wife to hospital. The gunmen had blocked his path as he was returning to his car.
Iraqi armed forces have retaken the oil refinery that was seized on Friday by ISIL forces.
In December, Israel began withholding around $130 million per month of taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinians after the Palestinian Authority announced it was joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The aim of the setting up of the graves was to draw attention to the Palestinian detainees languishing in Israeli jails.
Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger said judges must have “an understanding of different cultural and social habits,” as part of their duty to show fairness and impartiality in trials.
Libyan news website Ajwa Belad said the clashes in Fashloum started after an armed group attacked a checkpoint of an anti-drugs police force.
Barack Obama said the crisis in Libya, where ISIL has built a presence, could not be ended with "a few drone strikes or a few military operations".
Gen. Dempsey says fall of Ramadi to ISIL in Anbar province is not central to Iraq's future, with US senators slamming his comments saying that it was an insult.
A county public works equipment operator struck the natural gas line which resulted in the explosion.
Eight police officers were killed and five others were wounded Friday in a ISIL suicide car bomb attack.
Three suspected assailants were killed when gunfights broke out and vehicles set alight on US border.
A bomb laden with explosives has exploded in front of the US Consulate in Erbil, with reports saying three killed, and five wounded.