1. ISIS plotting POISON GAS attacks on public transport, experts fear
Security services are on high alert for an Islamic State biological weapon atrocity and warn the threat is continent-wide.
They fear deadly gas could be unleashed on public transport or in tourist hotspots like museums and galleries, German newspaper Die Welt reported.
According to the paper, spies have warned European security services of the growing potential for a chemical attack by crazed jihadis.ISLAMIC terrorists are plotting poison gas attacks on trains, subways and planes across Europe, it is claimed.
2. Pakistan building massive fence on Afghan border
3. Canada: Man NOT guilty of raping his wife; believed he could have sex with her whenever he wanted
A man has been cleared of raping his wife after a judge ruled that he did not know his behaviour was criminal in Canada.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith said prosecutors had failed to establish that the man knew it was against the law to have sex with his wife without her consent.
Justice Smith explained: 'I find that the accused probably had sex with his wife on many occasions without her specific consent, as both he and she believed that he had the right to do so.'
The case related to an alleged assault in 2002, when the Palestinian woman - who became the man's wife in an arranged marriage in Gaza - claimed he pulled her pants down and had sex with her despite her asking him three times to stop.
4. US drone strike targets al-Shabab after Somalia attack
Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said.
The United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive that President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is set to launch on Saturday, a Somali military official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.
Below, drone footage of the aftermath of the massive truck bomb in Mogadishu:
5. Swedish Politicians Call For Army to be Deployed to No Go Zones
Twenty members of the Moderate Party in Sweden have proposed the government deploys the armed forces in some of the country’s most dangerous no-go zones to combat 'gang violence'.
Moderate Party politician Mikael Cederbratt made the proposal this week saying:
'The situation in our areas of exclusion has deteriorated. The gangs have taken over and the police have had to retreat. Swedish law no longer applies there.'
Cederbratt was backed up by 19 other Moderate party members who signed a motion to deploy members of the Swedish armed forces in the heavily migrant populated Stockholm suburbs of Hallunda-Norsborg, Tensta, Rinkeby, and Husby Botkyrka Direct reports.
A 2016 video of the Swedish Police force explaining that they can no longer protect women:
An older video of immigrant "youths" luring then attacking police:
6. Austria: 25% Rise in Sex Attacks, Almost Half Committed by Migrants
The Austrian government has released new crime statistics that show sex attacks have risen by more than 25 per cent since last year and that migrants make up close to half of all known suspects in sex crime cases.
The Austrian Interior Ministry released the figures this week which show that between 2015 and 2016, during the height of the migrant crisis, sex crimes went up 26.18 per cent. The reports also show a disproportionate number of suspects to be of a foreign origin and that Afghan nationals are particularly overrepresented, Kronen Zeitung reports.
The ministry said there were 5,253 sexual offences in 2016, up from the previous year’s number of 4,163.
7. Over 60 killed in suicide bombings at two Afghanistan mosques
A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people in a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a senior security official told local media, while another bombing in central Afghanistan claimed another 33 lives.
The first bombing took place inside the Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi district of Kabul, during Friday night prayers. [...] Local media also report that a Sunni mosque in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province was targeted in a suicide bombing attack which claimed the lives of at least 33 people.
8. Tariq Ramadan accused of rape by ex-Salafist activist
A rape and sexual assault complaint was filed on Friday in France against Swiss Islamist and Professor Tariq Ramadan by a former Salafist Henda Ayari
The complaint filed with the Rouen prosecutor’s office in northwestern France, by the Salafist turned secular activist, detailed criminal acts of rape, sexual assault, violence, harassment and intimidation, according to document reviewed by AFP.
The Liberators Association, which Henda Ayari is president of, said on Facebook that she was “a victim of something very serious several years ago” but did not reveal the name of her aggressor for safety reasons.
9. Syrian Man Arrested in Greece Over Suspected ISIS Links
A 32-year-old Syrian man was arrested Thursday in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis over suspected links with terrorist group ISIS, police said Friday.
The arrest came following a complaint that was his wife filed against him over domestic abuse, according to the police. She also told authorities that her husband was an ISIS supporter.
The man, who was not named, is expected to stand before a state prosecutor on Friday, police said.
The couple currently live with their two young children in the northern city of Thessaloniki.
They had requested asylum in northern Greece in June 2016, landing on the island of Leros following the peak of the migrant crisis.
10. Italy: 845 Tunisians arrive on Lampedusa in four days
Over 845 Tunisian migrants including 93 minors arrived in the migrant reception centre on Lampedusa from October 10-14, the Tunisian secretary of state of immigration and Tunisians abroad, Adel Jarboui, has said. 'The centre currently hosts 751 Tunisians, 733 men and 18 women', he added.
Jarboui also said a delegation would be visiting Italy next week to look into the situation and provide the migrants with the necessary support. The visit 'will also be an opportunity to identify, together with the Italian authorities, possible resources for combating illegal migration,' he continued. Separately, Jarboui said investigations continue into the recent ramming of a migrant boat by a Tunisian navy vessel off the coast of Tunisia in which 45 people are known to have died.