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Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese in telephone fraud scam

MADRID: Spanish police have arrested more than 200 Chinese nationals suspected of running call centres from luxury villas that swindled over €16 million (US$ 17 million) from their compatriots in China, officers said on Wednesday (Dec 14). “We are talking about thousands of Chinese citizens, mainly poor families who were robbed of their modest savings… Read More »

Spanish police arrest two Moroccans suspected of Islamist State links

MADRID: Two Moroccan men suspected of having links to Islamic State have been arrested in Spain and police say one of them played an important role in spreading propaganda for the militant group, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. The man – described as a “dangerous solitary actor” living in the outskirts of the capital… Read More »

Arrest of several dual-national Iranians could be politically motivated

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON: Montreal academic Homa Hoodfar was preparing to return to Canada from Iran in March when agents from Iran’s powerful paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps raided her Tehran home and took her laptop, phone, books and passport, her family said. Over the course of the next three months, Hoodfar, an Iranian, Canadian and Irish citizen,… Read More »

French police arrest three in Nice raid after truck attack

PARIS: French police arrested three people in Nice early on Saturday in connection with the probe into the Bastille day attack that killed at least 84 people when a truck rammed into crowds in the Riviera city, police sources said. French authorities were still trying to determine whether the 31-year old Tunisian driver of the… Read More »