World Briefs: Saudi intelligence compound attacked

Saudi intelligence compound attacked

DUBAI • Masked men threw firebombs at an intelligence service compound in the city of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists said yesterday, in an apparent reprisal for the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric, earlier this month.

A Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman said "there was a failed terrorist attempt to burn the building with Molotov cocktails" and that one of the assailants was captured.


4 killed in strike on Yemen clinic

DUBAI • A missile strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) clinic in Yemen killed at least four people on Sunday, the group said, condemning what it called a "worrying pattern" of such attacks.

The raid was the third of its kind in four months in the war-ravaged country, where a Saudi-led coalition has been battling Shi'ite Houthi rebels. .


Turkey to probe show after pro-Kurd call

ISTANBUL • Turkish prosecutors yesterday opened a criminal investigation into accusations that a popular television talk show broadcast "terrorist propaganda" when a caller raised alarm over the human cost of the relentless military crackdown on Kurdish rebels.

Istanbul prosecutors said they would examine the recording of the Friday night edition of the Beyaz Show on Kanal D and would also investigate the programme's producer and presenter.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe