Killing at religious retirement residence brings manhunt in France

Nov 25, 2016

Killing at religious retirement residence brings manhunt in France

French police searched Friday for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing an elderly woman to death in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, authorities said. An unusually large police operation was launched to search for the suspected attacker, believed to be ...

CNN, Tapper apologize for 'if Jews are people' banner gaffe

Nov 23, 2016

CNN, Tapper apologize for 'if Jews are people' banner gaffe

CNN and host Jake Tapper have apologized for an on-screen banner Tapper says “horrified” him when it appeared during his show. The vacationing Tapper responded to outraged viewers with Twitter posts explaining he’s “furious.” The offending phrase appeared Monday during a discussion among substitute ...

Okayama, Malaysia form link to push Muslim-friendly tourism

Nov 17, 2016

Okayama, Malaysia form link to push Muslim-friendly tourism

Three municipalities in Okayama Prefecture have launched a joint project to promote Muslim-friendly tourism in the region, initially targeting travelers from Malaysia with the help of a local travel agency. A memorandum of understanding on the “Okayama-Style Health Tourism Project” was signed Tuesday in ...

Nov 16, 2016

Kerry announces Yemen cease-fire over objections of government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Yemen’s Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition fighting it had agreed to a cease-fire from Thursday as Washington presses for an end to the war before President Barack Obama leaves office. The internationally recognized ...

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Nov 14, 2016

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronized by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace. Tibet was China’s fastest-growing region last ...

France remembers the 130 killed in Paris attacks 1 year ago

Nov 13, 2016

France remembers the 130 killed in Paris attacks 1 year ago

In somber ceremonies, France is remembering the horrors of one year ago, when Islamic extremists attacked bars, restaurants and other symbols of the joyful life that Paris embodies, turning a night on the town into a spasm of violence that shook the nation to ...