Chinese authorities have collected DNA and other biometric data from the whole population of the volatile western region of Xinjiang, Human Right Watch said on Dec. 13, denouncing the campaign as a gross violation of international norms.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for the United Nations to "protect the status" of Jerusalem and called on Israel to “stop its occupation” of the city in a summit in Istanbul on Dec. 13.
High-level representatives, including some heads of states from the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), will come together on Dec. 13 in Istanbul at a summit to consider a joint stance against United States’ recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has hit out at Iran, accusing the Islamic Republic of trying to carve out an “axis” of influence stretching through Syria to the Mediterranean Sea.
A former Turkish police investigator on Dec. 11 told jurors in the trial of a Turkish bank executive charged with evading U.S. sanctions on Iran that he found shoeboxes full of cash in the home of another high-ranking Turkish banker.
India has slapped a nationwide ban on television ads for condoms during prime time hours, citing rules prohibiting “vulgar” content and concerns over children viewing salacious material.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Dec. 11 that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York’s subway system underscored the “urgent need” for Congress to enact immigration reform.
The U.S. accused Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Dec. 11 of a dictatorial bid to wipe his opponents off the political map following his latest poll victory, after he announced the main opposition is barred from next year’s presidential election.
To many German Social Democrats it sounds like a monster that will destroy their party if not democracy itself: the GroKo.
Heart-warming footage of an over-protective golden retriever refusing to let its owner shake hands with her puppy has emerged on social media.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned on Dec. 11 that Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks escalating tension in an already tense region.
Since U.S. President Donald Trump’s rise to power, discrimination towards Arabs in Israel has risen as racist groups feel emboldened by the belief Trump supports them, according to Ayman Odeh, the head of Joint List, a political alliance of four Arab-dominated parties in Israel.