Germany sees its antisemitic crimes increase by 20% in 2018, accuses the extreme right

German Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer and Holger Muench, Chief Commissioner of the Federal Criminal Office of the German Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), attend a press conference on politically motivated…

Taliban rejects offer of peace talks in Afghanistan

KABUL / PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Taliban have rejected the offer of talks in Kabul next month in Saudi Arabia, where militants fighting to restore strict Islamic law in…

Qatar says Arab Gulf bloc needs reforms to strengthen

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar said on Saturday that it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), but that the bloc needed to better enforce its own rules, signaling that…

Macron tells Trump France that his relations are not vassals of the United States.

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron told Donald Trump on Wednesday that France was an ally of the United States and not a vassal state after the US president attacked…

Trump's envoy urges Russia to help free journalist Austin Tice detained in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Trump administration envoy on Tuesday called on the Syrian ally to Russia to demand the release of Austin Tice, an independent American journalist kidnapped in Syria…

Ethiopia stops a former head of an army company as part of a crackdown on security services

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia on Tuesday arrested the former head of an army-controlled industrial conglomerate and took him handcuffed to the capital, state media reported one day after authorities…

Libyan rival leaders meet for the first time since May, PM approves 2019 vote

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – The two leading Libyan rival leaders met for the first time in more than five months at a conference hosted by Italy on Tuesday and the…

Exclusive: UK will not help Myanmar with long-term camps for Rohingya – document

YANGON (Reuters) – The UN refugee agency will not provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims returning to Myanmar if they are interned in camps, according to a summary report released…

Polish Eurosceptic leaders and the far right celebrate the centenary of independence

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish Eurosceptic leaders marked a century of national independence on Sunday with more than 200,000 people marching in the capital during a parade of far-right groups and…