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…

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…

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…

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…

"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…

Melbourne police see the inspiration of an Islamic state behind a stabbing knife

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An Aussie who burned a truck loaded with gas cylinders in central Melbourne and stabbed a person was inspired by the Islamic State but had no direct…