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Bosnian court jails ex-soldier over war crimes

BELGRADE, Serbia A Bosnian court on Wednesday sentenced a former Serb soldier to 20 years in prison for committing war crimes against Bosniak civilians during the 1992 Bosnian War. A 64-year-old...

French Senate approves controversial headscarf ban bill

PARIS French Senate approved on Wednesday a controversial bill banning mothers of children from wearing Muslim headscarf during school trips. A total of 163 senators voted in favor of the bill...

Grenfell report: More lives could have been saved

LONDON A report into one of the greatest fire disasters in the U.K. said “many more lives” could have been saved if the Grenfell Tower had been evacuated sooner. The residents...

UK set to go to polls for early election on Dec 12

LONDON British lawmakers on Tuesday gave green light to go for an early general election after a crucial vote that followed hours of debate. The election will be held on Dec....

EU 'formally adopts' Brexit deadline extension

LONDON The European Union has “formally adopted” a flexible extension to Brexit deadline until Jan. 31, 2020, European Council President Donald Tusk announced Tuesday. “The EU27 has formally adopted the extension,”...

UK: Labour Party announces support for general election

LONDON  Britain’s main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that his party will back a general election in December, which is being proposed by the government. In a statement by the...

Anti-Muslim letter sent to mosque in German capital

BERLIN An anti-Muslim letter was recently sent to a mosque affiliated with the Islamic Federation of Berlin, the organization’s president said Monday. The letter, which contained abusive language towards Islam, was...

UK government fails to find support for Dec. 12 polls

LONDON In another defeat for the prime minister, Britain’s parliament late Monday rejected a government proposal to hold a general election on Dec. 12. The motion brought to parliament by Prime...

Bulgaria deports Russian envoy over spying allegations

SOFIA, Bulgaria A Russian diplomat serving in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia has been deported for collecting classified information for over a year, prosecutors in Sofia said on Monday. The prosecutor’s office said...

France mosque shooting leaves 2 injured

LONDON An 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in Bayonne, southern France, local media reported on Monday. The attacker, a former soldier,...

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ANALYSIS – How will Biden ‘reassess’ US-Saudi relationship?

The writer is a London-based political analyst focusing on Turkey, Israel, and the Gulf. He holds a master's in comparative politics from the London...

Italian FM holds phone call with DRC counterpart

ROME Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio held a phone call Monday with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marie Tumba Nzeza, on...

EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc...

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home

JUBA, South Sudan Several UN peacekeepers were injured during an internal brawl when 15 peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, refused...

Niger: Bazoum wins presidential election runoff

LOME, Togo Mohamed Bazoum was elected Niger's president in the second round of polls, the election authority of the West African nation said Tuesday. Bazoum, the...