Nation and World News By Associated Press | Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Interpol president reported missing during trip to China PARIS — He left his home in Lyon, France, for a visit to his homeland, and then vanished — putting the International Criminal Police Organization, best known as Interpol, at the center of its own missing persons case. ADVERTISING Meng Hongwei, Interpol’s president, boarded a plane and arrived in China, according to a French judicial official. But then, nothing. His wife, who put out a call on Friday, said she hasn’t heard from her 64-year-old husband since the end of September, the official said. To make matters murkier, Meng is not just the head of Interpol: He’s also a vice minister for public safety in China. Interpol, based in Lyon, would say only that reports that its president is missing is “a matter for the relevant authorities in both France and China.” France launched its own investigation on Friday morning, according to the judicial official who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and asked for anonymity. In Syria’s Sweida, young men take arms to defend villages SWEIDA, Syria — Maysoun Saab’s eyes filled with tears as… Read full this story
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