Iranian CEO of Gem TV Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul drive-by assassination

Iranian CEO of Gem TV Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul drive-by assassination

The founder of Persian-language Gem TV Saeed Karimian was shot dead in Istanbul. According to Doğan news agency, Karimians car was stopped by a Jeep and shots were fired. The Jeep was later found abandoned and burned.Initial police findings point to a financial disagreement as the motive for the assassination.Irans government has accused Gem TVs satellite channels of promoting Western values. A Tehran court tried Karimian in absentia last year for acting against national security. Apr 30, 2017
May Day march turns into violent anti-Le Pen protest

May Day march turns into violent anti-Le Pen protest

About 30,000 protesters join the traditional May Day protest in Paris on 1 March, united in their opposition to far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. One French police officer was seriously burnt and two others injured in clashes after the march, as a group of protesters threw Molotov cocktails and other missiles. May 2, 2017