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…

China defends Xinjiang centers for Muslims, but seeks to "downsize"

GENEVA (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Yucheng on Friday defended what China calls its vocational training centers for Muslims in Xinjiang. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng, talks with…

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…

Sri Lankan PM and 44 former MPs resign from party led by president before election

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and 44 former lawmakers have left the party led by President Maithripala Sirisena, separating from the president just two weeks after…

Opposition parties in Bangladesh, including the BNP, will challenge

DHAKA (Reuters) – An alliance of opposition parties in Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), announced on Sunday its intention to challenge the December 23 general election, despite rejection…

Turkey gave Khashoggi tapes to European nations, says Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has made recordings of the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi in Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday, seeking to maintain international pressure on Riyadh…

The United States and other countries denounce the dissolution of the Sri Lankan parliament as undemocratic

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, exacerbating an already major political crisis, has sparked criticism from Western powers, including the United States and Britain.…

The BJP, in power in India, develops a statue plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is launching a passionate appeal to his "big" statue of the Hindu god Ram, who promises a "big" statue…

Nigerian Shiite leader denied bail

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria's Shiite Muslim minority leader was released on bail on Wednesday, days after the group said more than 40 of its members had been killed by…

Barnes & Noble counters the former CEO, who was shot for alleged harassment

New York (Reuters) – Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS.N) filed a counterclaim on Tuesday against the former Chief Executive Officer, who was partially fired for alleging that he had sexually…