After the deadly mass-shooting at an elementary school in the town of Uvalde, the United States remains divided over the “right to bear arms”. For some, it is a fundamental right – for others, a fundamental evil.
The current conflict between Israel and Hamas is polarising public opinion and stoking fears of a further rise in both Islamophobic and anti-Semitic hate crimes. As home to the largest Jewish community outside of Israel, the US is not spared. Five years ago, on October 27, 2018, the city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania became the scene of the country's worst ever anti-Semitic attack. As worshippers gathered for Shabbat, a man opened fire inside the Tree of Life synagogue, killing 11 people.
A shootout between migrants at an abandoned warehouse complex has left three people dead and one person seriously injured. It came in an area known to be used by people smugglers.
The gunman's motives remain unclear, but Belgium's federal prosecutor in charge of terrorism has taken over the case, with the suspect at large. Belgium's prime minister said the victims were both Swedish.
Thailand is planning to tighten its firearm laws after two people were killed during a mass shooting in a Bangkok shopping mall.
20 Jul 2023
Fans arriving for the Women’s World Cup match between co-hosts New Zealand and Norway at Eden Park in Auckland said they felt safe following a shooting in the country’s largest city earlier on Thursday.
23 Jun 2023
The third day of tit-for-tat attacks in the occupied West Bank has led to the death of at least one Palestinian. Israel has said it will build 1,000 more settlement homes despite international calls to halt the plans.
11 Jun 2023
Two suspects were arrested after a car chase soon after the shooting. The motive of the attack remains unknown.
4 Jun 2023
Three Israeli soldiers and a member of Egypt's security forces have died in a fairly rare exchange of fire near the two countries' border, their militaries said. The countries said they were investigating together.
24 Mar 2023
After an anonymous tip-off, the gunman's apartment was raided by police. Authorities discovered 15 loaded magazines and more.