Hashem Abedi, brother of the Manchester bomber, is wanted by British police on charges of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion LONDON - Libya on Wednesday extradited to Britain the brother of a suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May 2017 and killed 22 people, officials said.Salman Abedi's brother Hashem, who was arrested in Libya days after the bombing, was handed over to British officials and then flown to Britain where he was arrested for murder, Greater Manchester Police said in a statement."He has today been successfully extradited for offences relating to the Manchester Arena attack," it said.Asked about the arrest, British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "an important moment in the investigation."I hope it is a welcome step for the loved ones of all the victims," she said, condemning the "appalling" and "senseless" attack.Manchester police said Abedi was also being arrested for attempted murder and … [Read more...] about Libya extradites Manchester bomber’s brother
Reports: Bucks near deal with Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - July 5, 2019 - 9:35am MANILA, Philippines — The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly nearing an agreement to sign star Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother, Thanasis. Initially reported by Gaszetta.gr, the Bucks are planning to sign Thanasis to a two-year fully guaranteed contract worth $3 million. Thanasis is two older than Giannis and was a second-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The older Antetokounmpo played only two games for the New York Knicks and averaged just three points. Giannis also posted a video of him and Thanasis putting in the work while on vacation. The official Instagram account of the Bucks left a comment of smiling emojis on the post. Are two Antetokounmpos better than one? … [Read more...] about Reports: Bucks near deal with Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother
ALGIERS: An Algerian military judge on Sunday (May 5) remanded the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs in custody on charges including "conspiring" against the state, prosecutors said.The arrests of Said Bouteflika, General Mohamed Mediene and Athmane Tartag on Saturday were the highest-profile legal moves against loyalists of the ex-leader since he resigned last month in the face of mass protests and pressure from the army.Military prosecutors in the southern town of Blida said in a statement the men had been placed under provisionary detention on Sunday on accusations of "undermining the authority of the army" and "conspiring against the authority of the state".Said Bouteflika, 61, was widely seen as the real power behind the presidency after his brother suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013.Mediene, known as Toufik, headed the all-powerful secret service for 25 years and Tartag served as intelligence coordinator.Over a month … [Read more...] about Brother of Algeria’s Bouteflika, ex-spy bosses in custody
DESPITE being busy with his own career as a professional Muay Thai athlete and coach, Nidal Mahmoud – elder brother to Malaysia’s ONE Super Series talent Mohammed Bin Mahmoud – has devoted extra time to ensure his sibling leaves the ring in Jakarta, Indonesia with nothing but a victory on Friday, 3 May. Nidal, 24, believes sacrificing time off his career path has allowed him a chance to create a stronger bond with the ONE Championship athlete, something that has bloomed over the past four weeks. “We hardly spend much time training together these days, but ever since his last outing in Japan, I told him that I’ll put my career on hold to help him improve his game,” Nidal explained. “I trained so hard with him throughout this camp. We’ve suffered a lot of pain and some small injuries, but I believe we can succeed in our mission. “The atmosphere this time is different [compared to Japan], but we’ll see how it goes. I’ve … [Read more...] about Brother certain ‘Jordan Boy’ will win in Jakarta
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?