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…

Brothers of blood: the rich family behind the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Fathima Fazla, a Sri Lankan housewife, thought her wealthy neighbors in the big three-story house on the other side of the street were the rich celebrities of…

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…

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…

US sanctions Hezbollah networks in Iraq, son of group leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on four people linked to Lebanon's Hezbollah, who are coordinating the activities of the Iran-backed group in Iraq and have…

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…

"Life goes on": Thousands of armistices mark the First World War in Australia, not attacked after an attack

MELBOURNE / SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of people attended commemorative ceremonies held in Melbourne to mark the centenary of the Armistice ending the First World War. They ignored the security…

Lebanese Hezbollah insists on government demand, warns Israel

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Shiite group leader Hezbollah has insisted that one of its Sunni allies be given a portfolio in a new Lebanese cabinet and said it would be…