Russia refutes Ukraine's complaint against rebel support in US court

Grigory Lukiyantsev, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of human rights, was seen at a hearing in a case initiated by Ukraine, alleging that Moscow financed pro-Russian separatist groups…

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…

An imprisoned Iranian-British aid worker starts a hunger strike

LONDON (Reuters) – An Anglo-Iranian aid worker imprisoned in Tehran is on hunger strike to protest her treatment, her employer and her husband said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, project manager at…

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…

Russia and Ukraine involved in the Black Sea naval standoff

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have mutually accused each other of violating international law after Russian border guards attempted to arrest two Ukrainian armored artillery ships doing the same…

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…

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…

Twitter warns Pakistan rights activists over government

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two Pakistani rights activists said on Monday they had been warned by Twitter about the social media network, a move that signals an ongoing push by authorities…