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Stories with subject: Political assassinations
  • new storyBurundi: Presidential adviser survives attack by gunmen 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:16 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - An adviser to Burundi's president survived an apparent assassination attempt Friday when gunmen opened fire at his vehicle while he was being driven to work, highlighting the growing insecurity in the central African nation.

  • Dent on Kurdish party in Turkey raises fear of attack 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:11 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A dent reported on the bullet-proof rear window of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader's vehicle has caused fears that the politician may have been targeted for assassination.

  • Palestinian leader discusses failed peace effort 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 2:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks, saying that he rejected an offer from Israel's Ehud Olmert - which included placing Jerusalem's Old City under international control - because he was not allowed to study the map.

  • Oregon man arrested for threats to president 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 6:20 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - An Oregon man accused of writing letters threatening to assassinate the president was arrested after he reportedly cut off his GPS monitoring device.

  • Israelis and Clinton pay tribute to Rabin at memorial rally story has photos
    Updated: Oct-31-15 4:37 pm

    TEL AVIV, Israel - Tens of thousands of Israelis, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Saturday night, gathering in the Tel Aviv square where he was gunned down by a Jewish extremist and remembering his calls for peace.

  • Malaysia deports 5 Maldivians over alleged assassination bid 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 10:10 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police said they deported five Maldives citizens on Friday, including a diplomat, over an alleged attempt to assassinate the Maldivian president.

  • 20 years later, little left of Yitzhak Rabin's peace legacy 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 9:33 am

    TEL AVIV, Israel - Twenty years after Yitzhak Rabin was gunned down by a Jewish extremist opposed to his negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel is more divided than ever over Mideast peacemaking - and the people who opposed the assassinated premier with vitriol, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, now have a firm grip on power.