Jacques Pauw raid a threat to media freedom: Sanef

The South African National Editors’ Forum has condemned the raid at author Jacques Pauw’s Riebeek Kasteel home, saying it is a threat to media freedom. Pauw’s house was raided by the crimes against the state unit of the Hawks. “The speculation at the moment is that rogue elements in the[…]

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Hawks confirm raid at Gupta residence

The Hawks have confirmed that an early morning raid is currently underway on Wednesday at the Saxonwold residence of the controversial Gupta family. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 that officers were on scene, but could not immediately confirm the details of the operation. “We are there. We will be[…]

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Egypt arrests journalists in raid on press syndicate

Interior ministry denies police stormed union building but confirms arrest of two opposition-linked journalists. Egyptian police have stormed the press syndicate in Cairo and arrested two journalists critical of the government, a syndicate official and reporters said in what the union called an unprecedented crackdown. The interior ministry denied officers[…]

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Several killed in police raid on Cairo apartment

At least three policemen and one civilian were killed in a blast at an apartment on Thursday in Giza, east of Cairo, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Thirteen people were wounded, the ministry statement said, without specifying if they were civilians or policemen. According to the ministry, the[…]

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16 arrested in Brussels raids

Belgian police arrested 16 more people in late-night raids searching for those behind the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, but failed to find a prime suspect as the government locked down the capital for a third day on Monday. Brussels will again see its metro and many shops closed,[…]

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Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks killed in raid

The suspected mastermind of last week’s Paris attacks was killed in the police raid of an apartment north of the capital, French officials said on Thursday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant who had boasted of mounting attacks in Europe for the Islamic State, was accused of orchestrating last Friday’s[…]

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Two die in Paris police raid

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and another militant died on Wednesday when police raided an apartment in the Paris suburb of St. Denis seeking suspects in last week’s attacks in the French capital. Three sources told Reuters the raid stopped a cell that had been planning an attack[…]

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