Between 1994 and 1998 a serial killer terrorized the relatively safe country of Jordan, which then enjoyed a lower crime rate than other countries in the Middle East. Twelve brutal murders and robberies had occurred across several cities, leaving authorities embarrassed and scrambling to find the criminals responsible.
Not many people know that the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo housed Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers (also known as Vase and Flowers), that is valued at $55 million. Even fewer people know that on Saturday 21 August 2010, it was stolen from the museum in broad daylight and remains missing to this day. Crime is […]
About 25 kilometers southeast of Tehran, Iran lies the poverty-stricken city of Pakdasht. Past the slums of the industrial city, and the burning, soot-covered chimneys, out by the barren desert once lay the shallow graves of 17 young boys and three adults who were killed between 2002 and 2004.
WARNING: This article contains crime scene photos that show the blood of the victims. In the early morning of May 5, 2018, security guards at an upscale residential compound in the east Cairo neighborhood were called to attend to a villa with a dog that had been barking incessantly, tied up outside in the courtyard. […]
The execution of the Marrakesh Murderer on Wednesday, 13 June 1906 was as strange as any of the 36 murders that he committed.
Prisoners are in a unique and unenviable position of being totally under state control in a way that no other segment of society is, as well as forced into living conditions that are almost designed to facilitate disease transmission.
Hatem Kazem Al-Hadum, who would later be known as Abu Tubar or the hatchet man, returned to Baghdad after years of criminal escapades across Europe in the early 1970s. His murderous rampage in Iraq soon spread like wildfire.
As the relentless heat seared the grounds of Sana’a University in Yemen, the morgue below was frigid. Hidden in the basement, it was empty save for the dead, locked away in their cold steel cabinets. As the world welcomed the new millennium, the morgue was left behind; it was dilapidated, falling apart from inadequate funding […]
People can so easily become that which they hate the most. For Ramadan Abdelrahim Mansour, that meant becoming a rapist, a murderer and a mutilator of young boys.