Babylon Reports – Explosion in Tuz Khurmatu, Hariri in Beirut, HBO hack from Iran
Written by Gabrielle Renaud on 2017-11-22
At least 23 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq. The blast ripped through a crowded fruit and vegetable market in the centre Tuz Khurmatu near Kirkuk. The number of dead was likely to rise because many of the wounded were in a critical condition. No group has yet claimed the attack.
Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has arrived back in Beirut for the first time since announcing his resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago. Mr Hariri was greeted at Beirut international airport by members of the security forces as he disembarked from his plane. Mr Hariri caused a political crisis when he quit during a visit to Riyadh.
US prosecutors have charged an Iranian man with hacking into HBO, leaking Game of Thrones scripts and demanding a $6m ransom. Behzad Mesri is accused of computer fraud, wire fraud, extortion and identity theft. Acting US attorney Joon Kim told a news conference in New York that Mr Mesri was in Iran.