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Film about the Christchurch mosque massacre announced at Cannes

May 16, 2019 - 12:17 PM

'Hello Brother' is co-written by Egyptian producer Moez Masoud, who will also produce the movie

A police officer secures the area in front of the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. - Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead on March 15, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. (Photo by Tessa BURROWS / AFP)

Police in Christchurch find suspected bomb, man arrested

Apr 30, 2019 - 3:49 PM

'Police have located a package containing a suspected explosive device and ammunition at a vacant address on Newcastle Street in Christchurch,' superintendent John Price says

Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch' – government

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:28 PM

'The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,' says state minister of defense Ruwan Wijewardene

MOURNING. A Sri Lankan mourner holds prayer beads during moments of silence in tribute to bomb blast victims in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Mosque massacre video distributors get death threats, court told

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Six people appear in court Monday, charged with possessing or spreading the footage of the March 15 mosque attack

DARKEST DAYS. An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a victim arriving at a hospital following the mosque shooting in Christchurch. Photo grabbed from TV New Zealand/AFP

Stricter New Zealand gun laws formally put into effect

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences

AL NOOR. An armed police officer (R) stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque, one of the mosques where some 50 people were killed by a self-avowed white supremacist gunman on March 15, in Christchurch on April 5, 2019. File photo by Sanka Vidanagama/AFP

New Zealand lawmakers give final okay to tougher gun laws

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people

NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. New Zealand's Parliament House (middle and right) and the Beehive (rear left) in Wellington. Photo by Midnighttonight/Wikimedia Commons

Christchurch accused to face 50 murder charges

Apr 04, 2019 - 4:20 PM

'The man arrested in relation to the Christchurch terror attacks will face 50 murder and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday,' police say in a brief statement

CHRISTCHURCH. A photo taken on March 20, 2019 shows armed police officers patroling at the burial ground where funerals for victims are set to take place in Christchurch, 5 days after the mass shooting attacks at two mosques that killed 50 Muslim worshippers in the city. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Kiwi women don headscarves in solidarity with Muslim victims

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:20 AM

After the Christchurch attack, women in New Zealand wear makeshift hijabs in a statement of peace and solidarity with their Muslim countrymen

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gestures as she departs following a gathering for congregational Friday prayers and two minutes of silence for victims of the twin mosque massacre, at Hagley Park in Christchurch on March 22, 2109. Thousands of New Zealanders gathered in Christchurch on March 22 to honour the 50 Muslim worshippers killed one week ago by a white supremacist, with a call to prayer broadcast around the country and a two-minute silence.  Marty MELVILLE / AFP

UK police probe attacks on 5 mosques in Birmingham

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:37 PM

(UPDATED) Counterterrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in different areas in the central English city, and the incidents are 'being treated as linked'

ONGOING PROBE. Counterterrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in 4 different areas in the north of the city of Birmingham. File photo from Birmingham Jame Masjid's Facebook page

'Horror and anger' in Christchurch hospital as medics battle to save lives

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Doctors, surgeons, and nurses have been working around the clock at Christchurch Hospital, frantically trying to stem bleeding, patch up shattered bodies and save lives

TREATING VICTIMS. Visitors leave the hospital in Christchurch on March 17, 2019, two days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

New Zealand wants answers from tech giants after mosque attack livestream

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The 17 minute livestream was shared repeatedly on YouTube and Twitter, with internet platforms scrambling to remove videos being reposted of the gruesome scenes

ANSWERS NEEDED. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a press conference at the Justice Precinct in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Photo by Marty Melville/Ardern's office/AFP

Mosque massacre families set to reclaim their dead

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) The mosque attacks have shaken this usually peaceful country, which prides itself on welcoming refugees fleeing violence or persecution

IN MEMORIAM. Residents pay their respects by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch at the Masjid Umar mosque in Auckland on March 17, 2019. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

New Zealand Prime Minister received gunman's 'manifesto' minutes before attack

Mar 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'I was one of more than 30 recipients of the manifesto that was mailed out 9 minutes before the attack took place,' says New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a press conference at the Justice Precinct in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. - A right-wing extremist who filmed himself rampaging through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch killing 49 worshippers appeared in court on a murder charge on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / OFFICE OF PRIME MINITER NEW ZEALAND / AFP)

Death toll rises to 50 as New Zealand mourns victims

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:52 AM

The fatality from Christchurch mosque attacks rises as the world mourns with New Zealand

ONE MORE DEATH. The New Zealand national flag is flown at half-mast on a Parliament building in Wellington on March 15, 2019, after a shooting incident in Christchurch. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Mosque attack suspect in court as New Zealand readies to bury dead

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Christchurch residents struggle to deal with the aftermath of what is thought to be the worst act of terror against Muslims in the West

MEMORIAL. People pay their respects in front of floral tributes for victims of the March 15 mosque attacks, in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Photo by David Moir/AFP

Afghans bury victims of mosque attack as toll rises to 35

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The attack comes as urban areas across Afghanistan have been rocked by a surge in violence in recent months

BURIAL. Afghan Shiite mourners and relatives attend a burial ceremony for the 35 victims of a suicide attack in a Shiite mosque in Gardez of Paktia province on August 4, 2018. Photo by Farid Zahir/AFP

London mosque attacker jailed for at least 43 years

Feb 03, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Darren Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, is found guilty of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London in the June 19 attack

DARREN OSBORNE. A handout picture released by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on February 1, 2018 shows the custody photograph of Darren Osborne who was found guilty at a court in London on February 1, 2018 of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London on June 19. Photo by Metropolitan Police / AFP

Egypt president vows forceful response after mosque massacre

Nov 25, 2017 - 12:13 PM

In a televised speech the president pledges to 'respond with brutal force,' adding that 'the army and police will avenge our martyrs and return security and stability with force in the coming short period'

MEETING. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on November 24, 2017 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) meeting with officials in Cairo. AFP PHOTO/HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY

Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque attack

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:52 PM

(7th UPDATE) Egyptian air force jets later pursue the terrorists and discover 'several vehicles used in the terrorist attack, killing those inside near the vicinity of the attack,' says an army spokesman

MASSACRE. Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. AFP

Shiites bury Kabul mosque attack dead as toll rises to 28

Aug 26, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Four attackers set off explosions and fire gunshots as they siege the Emam Zaman mosque

Philippines condemns attack near UK mosque

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:02 PM

No Filipino is reported injured in the attack near the Finsbury Park Mosque in London the Philippines says as it reaffirms its solidarity with the UK

TERROR ATTACK. People gather to attend a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque, close to the scene of a van attack in Finsbury Park, north London on June 19, 2017. Photo by Isabel Infantes/AFP

Kuwait arrests mosque bombing suspects

Jun 26, 2015 - 9:13 PM

4TH UPDATE The interior ministry said an unspecified number of suspects were held for questioning in connection with the attacks that killed 27 people

3 dead in a suicide bombing on a Saudi Shiite mosque

May 29, 2015 - 10:02 PM

The blast comes seven days after a May 22 suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in a village