Several dead as Somali forces battle Al-Shabaab at besieged hotel

At least eight civilians have been killed in a militant attack on a popular hotel in the Somali capital, an official said on Aug. 20, as security forces continued to battle gunmen barricaded inside.

Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab stormed the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu on Friday evening in a hail of gunfire and bomb blasts, trapping scores of people.

Parts of anti-money laundering act in for constitutional review

Ljubljana – The information commissioner has asked for constitutional review of part of the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing act that is based on two inspection proceedings and related to processing of personal information by the Office for Money Laundering Prevention.

The Buccaneers: Spanish Drug Conviction Counts for Little in Albania

Asked by BIRN whether it saw any issue in the fact prosecutors had not used anti-mafia legislation against Gjini or Shkalla, the Prosecution against Corruption and Organised Crime, SPAK, said it had "no comment on the matter." The law should be applied to both men automatically.

Some 33 ISIL suspects detained in three provinces

Anti-terror security teams have detained some 33 suspects linked to ISIL in separate operations held in Istanbul, the capital Ankara and the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.

Late on Aug. 2, the gendarmerie raided three neighborhoods of Şanlıurfa and detained some three people, alleged to supply ammunition and weaponry to the terror organization.