11 Arrests Reported in Deadly Nairobi Assault

NAIROBI, Kenya — The police intensified their search on Thursday for the plotters of the deadly assault on a Nairobi hotel-shopping complex, as Kenyan news services said at least 11 people had been arrested, including a suspected financier. The assault, which began Tuesday afternoon and lasted more than 18 hours, killed at least 21 people,…

Kenya attack: Nine arrests over bloody DusitD2 hotel siege

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation Nine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that killed at least 21 people. All five militants who stormed the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday…

Poland arrests Huawei executive on spying charges

Poland’s counterintelligence service confirmed on Friday that a Chinese citizen suspected of spying had been arrested. Polish state media identified the suspect as Huawei’s sales director in the country. China’s embassy in Poland named him as Weijing Wang. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company that is viewed by US government officials as a national security…

Poland Arrests 2, Including Huawei Employee, Accused of Spying for China

The Polish authorities have arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, and a Polish national, and charged them with spying for the Chinese government, officials said on Friday, amid a push by the United States and its allies to restrict the use of Chinese technology based on espionage fears. The Huawei employee…

China’s Ambassador to Canada Blames ‘White Supremacy’ for Feud Over Arrests

BEIJING — China’s ambassador to Canada has said that “Western egotism and white supremacy” were behind calls for Beijing to release two detained Canadians, further straining relations between the countries after the arrest in Canada last month of a Chinese technology executive. The ambassador, Lu Shaye, wrote on Wednesday in an op-ed for The Hill…

Spain arrests players in match-fixing investigation

Law enforcement officials in Spain have arrested 28 professional tennis players in an investigation into match-fixing. EU police agency Europol said the players were among 83 people detained by Spain’s Civil Guard. “The suspects bribed professional players to guarantee predetermined results and used the identities of thousands of citizens to bet on the pre-arranged games,”…

Nigeria Military Raids Newspaper, Seizes Computers and Arrests Journalists

DAKAR, Senegal — The Nigerian military stormed the headquarters and three satellite offices of one of the nation’s largest newspapers on Sunday, detaining at least two journalists and seizing computers, phones and other equipment. The military released a statement calling its actions an “invitation” to talk to staff about a lead article on Sunday in…

Russian security agency arrests ‘US spy’ in Moscow

Image copyright Science Photo Library Russia’s FSB state security agency says it has arrested a US citizen “caught spying” in Moscow. It named him as Paul Whelan, saying he was arrested in Moscow on 28 December and charged with “espionage”. The FSB, Russia’s main counter-espionage service, gave no further details. If found guilty, he faces…

Brazil Arrests More Than 50 Police Officers Accused of Taking Cartel Bribes

More than 50 police officers who patrolled the same area in São Paulo, Brazil, were arrested on Tuesday, accused by state prosecutors of taking bribes from the country’s largest drug gang to allow its members to sell narcotics, the authorities said. The São Paulo state police’s internal investigations unit, working with state prosecutors who focus…

Rights Advocates and Politicians Condemn Students’ Arrests in France

PARIS — A video of French students silently kneeling in rows, their hands behind their heads or secured behind their backs with zip ties as riot police circle them, has ignited outrage after being posted on social media by a watchdog group. The students in the video, taken on Thursday, were part of a protest…