British Conservative MP dies after being stabbed
The Conservative MP, Sir David Amess, was killed on Friday (15) after being stabbed several times in Essex. According to the police, a 25-year-old man was arrested as a suspect of the murder after the attack on a church in Leigh-on-Sea. The paramedics found the deputy still alive, but he did not resist the injuries and the death was declared at the scene. Boris Johnson already lamented what happened.
Sir Davis Amess is the second MP to be murdered in five years, as Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in her constituency street in 2016 and died.
Mosque attack in Afghanistan takes at least 47 lives
A suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in Kandahar, which occurred on Friday (15), killed at least 47 people and injured more than 80. The mosque was particularly crowded at the time, as the community prayed in memory of the victims of the previous bombings in northern Kunduz province, also launched against a mosque of the Shiite minority, which killed at least 46 people.
ISIS-K, from Khorasan province, has already claimed the attacks. The Taliban government offered condolences to the families of the victims and promised justice, according to a statement from its spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid.
- Hezbollah representative calls for responsibility for thursday’s (14) clashes in Beirut, calling it a massacre;
- ASEAN excluded the presence of the leader of myanmar’s military junta at the next summit, marking a change of attitude of the bloc, which traditionally chooses not to interfere. The decision was made on Friday (15);
- Tensions rise between opposition supporters and supporters of the president of the People’s Republic of Congo during a protest on Saturday (16), while legislators select a new head for the electoral commission;
- This Saturday (16), hundreds of Sudanese protested for the fall of the government that is supposed to lead the country to its first elections after 30 years of dictatorship;
- Japan dissolved parliament on Thursday (14), paving the way for the new elections on October 31;
- The European Union and China agreed to hold a new summit, said Charles Michel, President of the European Council, on Friday (15) after a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping;
(Picture Credits: UK Parliament/via REUTERS)