Hanukkah celebrations subdued amid Israel-Hamas conflict
The Jewish community all over the world is celebrating the first night of Hanukkah, as the Festival of Lights began at sundown Thursday. Many are toning down this year's celebrations in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Israel i...
Is the Voting Rights Act at risk?
Over the years, the majority of challenges against discriminatory voting have come from individuals, private organizations, and voting rights advocacy groups. Now, though, the federal appeals court has ruled that only the government can ...
Dutch version of book on Harry and Meghan, names 'royal racists'
The Dutch translation of a book about Harry and Meghan, Endgame, by Omid Scobie, purports to identify the royals alleged to have made comments about the skin colour of Harry and Meghan's unborn baby. The publisher has since withdrawn the...
Sudanese women allege rape by armed fighters
Women who fled violence in Sudan's West Darfur have described being raped by armed fighters wearing RSF military uniforms, or robes and turbans commonly worn by Arab militiamen during ethnically targeted attacks on the city of El Geneina.
Indian man charged in plot to kill Sikh separatist in U.S
An Indian national has been charged with plotting to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in New York, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday, alleging an Indian government official was also involved in the planning.
Mali government urges displaced residents to return to Kidal
Mali’s government is asking residents who fled the northern city of Kidal to return home regaining control of the city last week. Many are from the semi-nomadic Tuareg ethnic group and are too afraid to come back.
Huge spike in islamophobia and antisemitism in U.S
The war in Gaza has led to a huge spike in both Islamophobic and Anti-Semitic attacks in the United States. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it’s received triple the number of complaints since October 7th. than it usually d...
Elon Musk pushes back against antisemitic accusations
Elon Musk railed against "bogus" media reports accusing him of antisemitism, issuing his strongest response yet after endorsing antisemitic content in a post on X that provoked outrage and alienated advertisers like Apple. Musk said on X...
Myanmar's military losing ground to armed groups
Myanmar's military has suffered a series of defeats in recent weeks. There are growing concerns that the success of the ethnic armed groups fighting the army could further destabilize the country.
Fighting antisemitism, Islamophobia in France
After October 7, antisemitic incidents surged in France, which is home to a sizeable Jewish and Muslim community. But one initiative in the south of Paris is trying to calm tensions by bringing together Muslims and Jews.
France reports 1,040 anti-Semitic acts since October 7
France has recorded more than a thousand anti-Semitic acts since the deadly October 7 attack by Hamas gunmen on Israel, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. "The number of anti-Semitic acts has exploded," he told France 24, adding tha...
U.S. college campuses see spike in Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism is on the rise at historic levels, and now, local leaders are trying to protect vulnerable groups.
French officials denounce surge of antisemitism
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Tuesday vowed a “merciless fight” against surging anti-Semitism after residents of the French capital discovered anti-Jewish graffiti on buildings in several districts. Paris prosecutors have laun...
Rise in antisemitism in U.S sparks fears of violence
A number of high-profile antisemitic incidents on college campuses in the United States are raising fears of further violence against Jewish Americans.
Colonial scars in focus as King Charles visits Kenya
Britain's King Charles has arrived in Kenya for a four-day state visit in which he is expected to acknowledge "painful aspects" of the UK's colonial past in the country, including the brutal suppression of the Mau Mau revolt.
Museum to fix 'The Rock' waxwork after skin tone complaints
A French museum said Monday it is working urgently to fix a much-derided waxwork of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson after the U.S actor complained about its pale skin tone.
London Police officers guilty of racial profiling
Two London police officers were fired Wednesday after being found guilty of gross misconduct over the stop-and-search of two Black athletes who were in a car with their baby outside their home, in a case that had raised accusations of ra...
Funeral for Palestinian-American child killed in hate crime
Mourners in the United States have gathered to honor Wadea Al-Fayoume, a six-year-old boy stabbed to death by a man police say targeted him and his mother because they were Muslim and Palestinian Americans. The funeral took place on Mond...
Australia rejects Indigenous referendum
Australia on Saturday decisively rejected a proposal to recognize Indigenous people in the constitution in a major setback to the country's efforts for reconciliation with its First Peoples. Australians voted on the question of whether t...
Remote clinics provide dialysis to Indigenous Australians
Three times a week, Rachel Napaltjarri, an Aboriginal woman suffering from kidney failure, comes to this mobile medical unit in a remote town in central Australia to receive lifesaving dialysis treatment. Clinics like this one are a vita...
Women, children killed at Myanmar refugee camp
At least 29 people, including women and children, were killed in Myanmar in the attack on a refugee camp near the border with China. The strike was one of the deadliest on civilians since the military seized power in a 2021 coup.
Nagorno-Karabakh refugees seek new life in Armenia
Having fled in the tens of thousands, refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh now face an uncertain future and must contemplate their next moves in Armenia. Many refugees are relying on volunteers for basic necessities and temporary shelter.
More than 100,000 ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh
More than 100,000 ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh have fled the region after it was recaptured by Azerbaijan. Only a small fraction remain despite Azerbaijan's assurances that they will be integrated as equal citizens.
Over 100,000 ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh
The main city in Nagorno-Karabakh has been all but abandoned, after most of the region’s 120,000 ethnic Armenians fled in the wake of a takeover by Azerbaijan.
Over 70,000 refugees have fled Karabakh
About 70,500 refugees have fled Nagorno-Karabakh for Armenia in a matter of days after Azerbaijan’s lightning offensive, according to Yerevan. That is about 85 percent of the 120,000 ethnic Armenians who had lived in the troubled enclave...
Roads out of Karabakh jammed as Armenians flee
Hungry and exhausted Armenian families continue jamming roads while fleeing their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Azeri president has said there would be no further military action in the breakaway enclave. The U.S. has announced $11.5 mi...
Nagorno-Karabakh refugees say 'no one is going back'
Thousands of ethnic Armenians fled Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday, saying they feared persecution and ethnic cleansing. Desperate to leave, people were seen loading belongings into buses and trucks at the border with Armenia after Azerbaijan...
Thousands of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh
Thousands of ethnic Armenians were seen fleeing the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday. Many are queuing up on the road to Armenia after their decades-old separatist state was defeated by Azerbaijan in a lightning military op...
Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh after latest fighting
Armenia says it is making provisions for tens of thousands of people who may flee Nagorno-Karabakh after the latest round of fighting. More than a thousand ethnic Armenians have already crossed into the country from the enclave in Azerba...
Ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh after Azeri victory
Tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians are likely to flee Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia says it is prepared to take them in after Azerbaijan’s military victory last week in a conflict dating to the fall of the Soviet Union. About 120,000 c...