Feb 26, 2015

Austria passes new law on Islam, banning foreign funding

Austria’s parliament passed a bill Wednesday amending laws on Muslim organizations. It bans foreign sources of financing and requires imams to be able to speak German. The text aims to promote what conservative Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz calls an “Islam of European character” by ...

Feb 18, 2015

Charlie Hebdo jihadis believed to have met night before attacks

French investigators believe they have established that the jihadis who struck Paris last month were in direct contact before the attacks, a security source said Tuesday. Phone records appear to show that Cherif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly met the night before they started three ...

Executions delayed as Australian ex-leaders plead for lives of Bali pair

Feb 17, 2015

Executions delayed as Australian ex-leaders plead for lives of Bali pair

Indonesia has postponed the transfer of five convicts, including two Australians, to another prison for execution, prompted by medical concerns and families’ requests to spend more time with the prisoners, the attorney general’s office said Tuesday. Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, two ...

North Korea wants D.C. meet cancelled

Feb 17, 2015

North Korea wants D.C. meet cancelled

North Korea says it will respond “very strongly” to a conference in Washington on Tuesday about its widespread human rights abuses and says the United States ignored Pyongyang’s offer to attend and defend itself. Puzzled conference organizers said the event was open to the ...

Feb 11, 2015

Taiwan indicts Sunflower Movement members over anti-China protests

Prosecutors in Taipei have indicted 119 people over the occupation of the legislature and Cabinet offices in a protest against a proposed agreement to loosen trade restrictions with rival China. Those indicted included leaders of the three weeklong protests that broke out last March ...