TIRANA: An Albanian man with a knife wounded five people Monday at a mosque in the capital, police said, as investigators tried to determine a motive for the attack. Rudolf Nikolli, 34, entered the Dine Hoxha mosque in downtown Tirana at about 2:30 pm, a police statement said. Police said they reacted immediately after the attack began and took him into custody. The Top Channel private television station, however, showed civilians blocking Nikolli before the police arrived. An investigation was launched and authorities didn't immediately disclose why the man had carried out the attack. The five wounded, all men ranging in age from 22 to 35, were taken to a hospital and police said their conditions weren't life-threatening. Nikolli's father, Niko, told Balkanweb online media that his son has been depressed since last year after he wasn't allowed to leave for Italy. Rudolf had also been infected with the coronavirus. "Though I am a Catholic I have told him OK (to go to the mosque), because my wife is a Muslim. 'If you do not want to go to the church, go to the mosque as normal people do,' I've told him," he said, adding that his son was often
CHICAGO: Authorities in Chicago released police body camera footage Thursday showing an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old Latino boy as the mayor of America's third-largest city appealed for calm over the "excruciating" video. The shocking footage shows teenager Adam Toledo running from officers in the small hours of March 29 and then being hit with a single shot to the chest as he stops and raises his hands. Prosecutors say he was armed, although no weapon is visible in his hands in the video when he is struck. Tensions over racism and policing are already high in the United States as nearby Minneapolis hosts the trial of a white former policeman charged with murdering African American George Floyd in the same week that the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Black motorist sparked violent protests in a suburb of the city. In a news conference Thursday ahead of the latest video's release, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for a peaceful response from residents, describing the footage as "excruciating to watch." Lightfoot would not comment on whether Toledo -- who was laid to rest on Friday last week -- was holding a gun when he was killed, despite saying repeatedly earlier
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the core foreign policy of the government is aimed at stabilizing the economy and attracting foreign investment.