Security Forces Storm Mosque in Egypt After Tense Standoff

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 08/17/13 09:21AM

Almost a thousand supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi took refuge inside a mosque overnight, after becoming surrounded by government security forces. The tense situation finally came to a head only moments ago, when security forces fired tear gas into the mosque, and began dragging people out, amid reports of gunfire. The BBC is now reporting that all protesters have been cleared from the mosque, and the majority have been arrested.

Horrifying Video Allegedly Shows Scores Dead in Massacre in Syria

Max Read · 01/29/13 11:44AM

According to the anti-regime human-rights group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as many as 80 men were found killed execution-style in an Aleppo suburb on Tuesday, many with their hands bound behind their backs. The group claims to have documented the massacre's aftermath — details of which are still obscure — in a series of extremely graphic videos it posted to its Facebook page.

Norway Attacks Suspect Reportedly Confesses, Wrote Huge Manifesto

Lauri Apple · 07/23/11 07:00PM

Norwegian nationalist Anders Behring Breivik has admitted to yesterday's bombing in Oslo and subsequent shooting spree on Utoya Island that killed at least 85, say news reports. Breivik told his lawyer, Geir Lippestad, that killing almost 100 innocent people was "atrocious" but "necessary."