World Bulletin / News Desk
The United States on Wednesday took steps to freeze the U.S. assetsof five key members of the Italian-based Camorra, also known as the Naples Mafia, and one of Europe's largest criminal groups involved in kidnapping, money laundering and extortion.
Americans and U.S. businesses are prohibited from doing business with the five blacklisted Camorra members, three of whom are serving life sentences for murder and conspiracy, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement on its website.
Treasury said the Camorra members on the blacklist included Mario Caterino, Giuseppe Dell'Aquila,Paolo di Mauro, Antonio Iovine and Michele Zagaria.
The Treasury would not comment on the amount of assets the group's members have under U.S. jurisdiction, but it said in the statement that today's action would help "cast an even larger net to expose their financial facilitators and associates, wherever they may operate."
Observers took hundreds of testimonies to compile reports on human shields and indiscriminate targeting of noncombatants
Photo of a peshmerga fighter among the force destined for Kobani showed him wearing a shirt with American emblems.
Pablo Atrato, a member of the guerrilla negotiating team, said FARC never targeted civilians but recognized it has harmed civilians through use of excessive force, mistakes or unforeseen circumstances of war.
Netanyahu addressed the reported name-calling directly during remarks in parliament saying his main focus was the security and unity of Jerusalem.
Police claim arrests are preemptive in nature and necessary for disturbance free poll; Kashmiri resistance leadership say arrests go against the core of democracy
At least nine members of Niger's security forces were killed in attacks by unidentified insurgents
Prosecutors had earlier accused the 16 defendants of involvement in violence, riots and attacks on policemen following Morsi's ouster in July last year.
The insurgents stormed Mubi on Wednesday. Gunfire has been heard in the town ever since, witnesses said
Some people were being evacuated from the surrounding area as a precaution, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
Some Scots feel the party, which has since launched a search for a new leader in Scotland, has lost touch with voters and failed to offer a distinctive vision for Scotland.
Jordanian Information Minister and government spokesman Mohamed al-Momani said Israel's measures in Jerusalem also ran counter to the international humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention.
The controversial government-proposed amendment would increase to three the maximum number of five-year presidential terms available to a single individual, opening the door for Compaore – in power since 1987 – to seek reelection next year.
Atifete Jahjaga had been invited to take part in a meeting in Belgrade of the Trilateral Commission, a biannual gathering of influential business leaders, academics and policymakers
ISIL militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them, Iraqi officials say
Since Oct. 20 the Syrian military has staged at least 769 attacks including barrel bombings in many areas of Syria, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Berlin sends military experts to Erbil to explore ways of better supporting peshmerga troops against ISIL