Iran should prepare to be hit by a range of UK sanctions in the aftermath of its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, according to media reports.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged all Europeans on Saturday to join together and renew the fight against racism and antisemitism as she honored the anti-Nazi resistance in her own country.
Australia has no intention of stopping the deportation of convicted Kiwi criminals to their homeland, despite a personal plea from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the practice to end.
Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi denied on Friday any military drone was lost recently and suggested the U.S. instead could have downed its own "by mistake.
The remains of 22 servicemen killed on a Japanese-controlled island during World War II returned home to U.S. soil on Thursday, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said.
Australia will not soften its stand against illegal immigrants or refugees seeking asylum and government benefits,a report released on Wednesday shows.
The Western nuclear agreement with Iran "isn't dead yet," British Foreign SecretaryJeremy Huntsaid Monday, stressing he remains "totally committed" to deescalating tensions in the Persian Gulf.
Israeli politician Yair Lapid on Saturday challenged the U.S. to boot Turkey from the F-35 stealth fighter program for taking delivery of advanced Russian air defense systems in defiance of U.S.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday the French air force will expand to includea space command to improve the country's defence capabilities.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Saturday he has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump to an official state dinner at the White House.It is the first such invitation to an Australian prime minister since George Bush hosted John Howard in 2006.
Global online retail giant Amazon was condemned in Germany on Saturday for allowing the sale of antisemitic books and pro-Nazi merchandise.
Thirty mosques and Islamic cultural centers in Germany are tied to the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah, a Hamburg intelligence agency report reveals.
Donald Trump walked away from the Iran nuclear deal purely to spite Barack Obama, a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador to Washington claims.
Turkey set course for a clash with its NATO allies on Friday morning when the first shipment of a Russian S-400 missile defense system arrived, the Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed.
An unexploded American World War II bomb caused 16,000 people to be evacuated from the German city of Frankfurt on Monday morning after it was discovered by workers on a building site.
Germany has been asked by the U.S. to step up and join the battle against Islamic State terrorists in Syria, as Washington looks to NATO allies to share the load in the fight against terror.
Iran should consider seizing a British oil tanker in retaliation for UK authorities detaining an Iranian ship off the Gibraltar coast, aformer leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Friday.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the Michigan Never Trump congressman who has consistently backed impeachment of President Donald Trump, announced Thursday he is quitting the GOP.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cried "robbery" Thursday, accusing the United States of theft if it did not sell Turkey the advanced F-35 fighter jets it wants.
Christie’s auction house in London has been asked to stop the sale of a statue of "Boy King" Tutankhamun on Thursday, with Egyptian officials claiming it was stolen and should be returned.
Iran is ready to force the world to speak with Iranians only with respect and if necessary, Tehran will confront any doubters with the consequences of their actions,Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Wednesday.
Germany announced Tuesday it will extend compensation to the surviving spouses of Holocaust survivors by nine months.
Police in Hong Kong clashed with thousands of protesters on Monday morning as events marking the anniversary of its handover from the UK to Chinese Communist rule spun out of control.
New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was reportedly roughed up by over zealous North Korean security forces Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump made history by stepping inside the country to meet Kim Jong-un.
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned Sunday climate-related devastation is striking the planet on a weekly basis and global action must be undertaken immediately with U.N. agencies in the lead or else the earth is doomed.
President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday, making Trump the first American leader to step into the isolated Communist country in what he called "a great day for the world.
A senior Pakistani lawmaker said on Sunday history is full of "U.S. strategic blunders" and Washington "must realize it cannot blackmail other countries for its own strategic interests.
Any U.S. attack on Iran will be met with a massive loss of life by American forces, seniorIranian military commanders warned on Sunday.
The United States was warned Friday it cannot unilaterally drop NATO ally Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program as the partnership agreement specifically forbids it, Turkey’s head of Defense Industries Directorate said.
The Iranian atomic agency confirmed Monday the country will soon exceed the limit for its uranium stockpiles set out in the failed Obama-negotiated JCPOA nuclear accord.
The New York Times'decision to ban political cartoons after a furore involving a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was called "stupid" on Tuesday by French satirist Jean Plantu.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday spoke out in favor of "great" American wine when he promised toconfront France over unfair tariffs on the imported product.
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has boosted the number of centrifuge machines used for enriching uranium at the country’s Fordow nuclear site to over 1,000 units, aspecial AEOI aide said Sunday.
Turkish officials launched a furious attack against Iceland on Sunday, claiming the national football team was given "disrespectful" treatment at Reykjavik airport with"racist", "rude", and "offensive" service allegedly meted out by local immigration officers.
Hong Kong's streets were flooded with tens of thousands of protesters Sunday, angryat a proposed extradition law allowing suspects to be sent to China for trial.
The Trump administration is ready and willing to talk to Iran “with no preconditions”,U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.
An eighth French national has been condemned to death in Iraq for joining the Islamic State terrorist group, after a court rejected claims he was tortured into confessing.
An official warning to German Jews about the dangers of publicly wearing the kippah skullcap in the face of rising antisemitic attacks drew a response Friday from visitingU.S.
China accused the United States of waging "naked economic terrorism" against it on Thursday as Beijing escalated the rhetoric surrounding its trade war with America.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday the prospect of war with the U.S. doesn't faze it, and claimed American military might is static — the latest tough talk from Tehran amid heightened Middle East tensions and ongoing disputes with Washington.
Germany's warning to Jews on the dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in public were a "capitulation to anti-Semitism" and evidence Jews were unsafe there,Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday.
The world’s oldest record shop has banned Morrissey albums from sale. Spiller Records in Cardiff, Wales, have dropped himdue to Morrissey’s support for the political party For Britain.
Joe Biden's decision to criticize leader North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has drawn a stinging response from state media, calling him a "fool of low IQ" personally "bereft of elementary quality as a human being.
Bernard Dargols, a Paris-born Jew and only French soldier to fight in an American uniform as Allied forces stormed ashore at Normandy's Omaha Beach in a battle signaling the end of World War II, has died aged 98.
Vision of an American aircraft carrier transiting disputed waters in the Persian Gulf which Iran claimed it shot with a drone has been dismissed by the U.S.
A camera-equipped Iranian Revolutionary Guards' spy drone flew over an American aircraft carrier transiting the Gulf, Tasnim news agency claimed in a Sunday report on its website.
Berlin is choosing to ignore demands for billions of dollars in war reparations until the legacy of the brutal Nazi occupation of Poland fades from memory, a senior member of Poland’s ruling party claims.
President Donald Trump is offering “heartfelt condolences” after the deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka, joining other world leaders who have condemned the Easter Sunday atrocity that claimed 207 lives.
More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries after a series of blasts devastated three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his social media platforms in the hours before the start of the Jewish festival of Passover to salute Israel's burgeoning place in the world.
Israeli forces destroyed two apartments in the West Bank early on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian terrorist who confessed to the brutal murder of an Israeli teen.
A bomb dropped bythe United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II was safely detonated Sunday in a Frankfurt river.
Iranian hijab protester Vida Movahed, who in 2017 removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in a public protest, has been sentenced to one year in prison for her act of defiance.
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has privately conceded evidence of anti-Semitism within his left wing party was "mislaid or ignored", leaked recordings suggest.
The French decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration for the Armenian genocide has been attacked in Turkey, with the government saying France should “look at its own dark history” before remembering the slaughter of Armenians.
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has ordered its sailors not to march in pre-dawn darkness on the way to a traditional ANZAC Day commemoration service because of health and safety concerns.
A rundown zooin the Gaza Strip will be relieved of 40 animals including five lions that were being kept in squalid conditions, an animal welfare group confirmed Sunday.
Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave its soil “as soon as possible.” The call came after a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi intended to enhance Tehran’s influence with its neighboring Arab country.
The U.N. atomic watchdog policing Iran’s nuclear deal has inspected what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran, three diplomats familiar with the agency’s work said.
Brunei has rejected growing global criticism of its implementation of Islamic laws that allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality.
Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights will not be recognized or sanctioned by the European Union (E.U.) , despite the U.S. policy reversal on the disputed territory.
Stoning to death for gay sex and amputation for theft are just two provisions in new legislation planned for the tiny Asian state of Brunei that have drawn criticism from human rights groups.
Hamas terrorist leader Ismail Haniyeh had his administrative offices destroyed early Tuesday morning after an estimated 80 Israeli air strikes leveled dozens of Hamas and Islamic Jihad installations in the territory.
A leading representative group of Muslims in France on Monday said it is suing Facebook and YouTube for streaming live coverage of the Christchurch massacre on their platforms.
A group of unmarried couples were publicly whipped in Indonesia's religiously conservative Aceh province after they were caught behaving amorously -- a crime under the region's strict application of Islamic law.
Iranians have been urged to put a curse on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, with Iran's president reiterating his long-standing charge on Monday that the U.S.
Lebanon's Hezbollah terrorist movement on Friday condemned Britain's decision to outlaw its political wing, describing the move as an "insult" to the Lebanese people that hurt the "feelings" of many of its local followers.
The Iran-sponsored Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah will this week be banned from the UK in its entirety, under a plan by Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn released a video on Thursday in which he claimed he was "utterly determined to root out anti-Semitism from our party and our society.
New measures to tackle soaring anti-Semitism across France were announced by President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, including a law to reduce online hate speech.
Iran is the top threat in the Middle East and confronting it is key to reaching peace in the entire region,U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday at a Warsaw security conference.
Islamic State terrorists have a secret war chest of up to $300 million in cash to help sustain future operations and fund new attacks on the West, according to a United Nations report.
A selection of paintings allegedly crafted by Adolf Hitler have failed to attract any bids at auction in Germany.
Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party has been targeted as a key driver behind a record number of attacks on Jewish people across the UK in 2018.
Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism Charges Make Me Understand How White People Feel When Accused of 'Privilege'
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) used an interview with Trevor Noah on the Daily Show Thursday to liken the defensiveness she felt at being called anti-Semitic to what she claimed people might feel when they are accused of exhibiting "white privilege.
An Australian judge who said Muslim leaders should publicly denounce “belligerent” verses of the Koran has been warned notto offer Islamic scriptural guidance.
The European Union (E.U.) is ready to open an alternative channel to drive trade and finance with Iran that would sidestep U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic, Germany’s foreign minister said Monday.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the Muslim-majority country banned Israeli athletes from entry.
A “private complaint" is behind the continued detention of a U.S. Navy veteran in Iran,the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Friday.
The UK and Israel confirmed a post-Brexit free trade deal Wednesday with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox saying the two countries have shaken hands on a future agreement.
The operating permit for Iran's Mahan Air to fly in and out of Germany was cancelled on Monday, with German authorities accusing the airline of being involved in illegal espionage.
A new bilateral Wine Agreement and Mutual Recognition Agreement was signed in London on Saturday designed to help ease the continued flow of post-Brexit trade between Australia and the UK.
A Pakistan university will celebrate "Sisters’ Day" on February 14 instead of Valentine's Day in an effort to promote “Islamic traditions,” rejecting what is widely seen as a Western import in the Muslim-majority country.
The Somali jihadist group behind a deadly terror attack in Kenya said Wednesday their brutal assault was in response to "witless" U.S. President Donald Trump’s support of Israel.
A U.S.-led coalition patrol in Syria's disputed northern Manbij was attacked by an Islamic State suicide bomber on Wednesday, claiming the life of at least two American soldiers, according to local reports.
Soaring house prices and crowded cities have combined to convince a clear majority of Australians that the country's immigration push must end.
A young Saudi woman who has renounced Islam and remains stranded at Bangkok’s main airport after fleeing her "abusive" family has been assured by Thai police she will not be deported.
A young Saudi woman who has renounced Islam says she is stranded at Bangkok's main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by a Saudi official.
Grammy award-nominated rapper Vic Mensa has slammed Israel's relationship with neighboring Palestinians as a form of "white supremacy" in an interview for Forbes magazine.
Israeli supermodelBar Refaeli was informed Thursday that she will be facing an indictment to answer allegations concerning potential tax fraud.
Streaming service Netflixditched an episode of "Patriot Act" from it's left-wing host Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabi in what critics call a flagrant capitulation to government censorship.
Palestinians stand ready to “establish a government in Tel Aviv”Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khameiniwarned on Monday.
Le Monde magazine has apologized after publishing a cover some critics allege drew a visual parallel between President Emmanuel Macron and Adolf Hitler.
The simple act of screening a few fleeting seconds of a sex scene from a Jackie Chan movie has cost a regional TV producer in Iran his job.
Iran's largest stadium has been given the go-ahead to host the women's national football team in a match for the first time since the Islamic revolution, however men will be strictly barred from attendance.
Israel's booming inbound tourism industry was confirmed Sunday when the four millionth visitor for 2018 was welcomed to the Jewish State.
Christian persecution in key countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, will be analysed in a report commissioned by the UK government, along with a comprehensive policy response.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday claimed “Jews in Israel” beat Palestinian woman and children, telling his audience atan Istanbul meeting ofthe Turkey Youth Foundation that Muslims must ensure Israelis are "taught a lesson.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Israel and compared it to Nazi Germany, accusing the Jewish state of "trying to erase the traces of the Islamic heritage in Jerusalem for the last 50 years.
The European Union has done nothing to support the continued existence of Israel, Italy Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday in Jerusalem, adding that the Jewish state can rely on the backing of Rome.