'We are not afraid': France rallies after beheading of teacher

World Oct 19, 2020

'We are not afraid': France rallies after beheading of teacher

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Paris and cities across France on Sunday in solidarity with a teacher beheaded for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Demonstrators on the Place de la Republique held aloft posters declaring: "No to totalitarianism of thought" and ...

Grisly beheading of teacher in terrorist attack rattles France

World Oct 17, 2020

Grisly beheading of teacher in terrorist attack rattles France

For the second time in three weeks, terror struck France, this time with the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in a street in a Paris suburb. The suspected attacker was shot and killed by police. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an ...

Suspected Islamist attacker causes Berlin motorway crashes

World Aug 19, 2020

Suspected Islamist attacker causes Berlin motorway crashes

A man has caused a series of motorway accidents in Berlin injuring six people, including three seriously, in what German prosecutors Wednesday described as a suspected Islamist attack. Police said the man caused three accidents on the Autobahn 100 in the Tempelhof-Schoeneberg district shortly before ...

U.K. says China committing 'gross' abuses against Uighurs

Asia Pacific Jul 19, 2020

U.K. says China committing 'gross' abuses against Uighurs

Britain on Sunday accused Beijing of "gross, egregious human rights abuses" over its "deeply troubling" treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in China's western Xinjiang region. Rights groups and experts estimate that more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking minorities have been rounded ...

U.S. sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

Asia Pacific Jul 10, 2020

U.S. sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official yet targeted over alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority, a move likely to further ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing. Washington blacklisted Xinjiang region's Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, ...