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…

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…

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…

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…

Russian military investigators seeking investigation of mercenary deployments

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Federation (IRC) to investigate the Russian Federation's criminal investigation of terrorism in Syria, Ukraine and Africa, a paramilitary leader said on Friday. The recruitment of civilians…

Syrian government forces and clashes between rebels in the north-west of the country: Observatory, SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces clashed with rebels in Hama province on Friday in the most violent fighting in northwest China, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on…

Iran able to flourish under the sanctions: the revolutionary guard

PHOTO FILE: Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, speaks at Tehran's Friday prayer on July 16, 2010. REUTERS / Morteza Nikoubazl / File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran…

Trump's sanctions against Iran were tested by oil-thirsty China (India)

WASHINGTON / SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Shortly after US President Donald Trump announced in May that he would impose sanctions on Iran, the State Department began to tell countries around the…