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BBC Arabic boss says Paris attackers should not be labeled ‘terrorists’
The chief of BBC’s Arabic department has come under heavy criticism for saying the perpetrators of this month’s attacks in Paris should not be labeled “terrorists.”

26.01.2015 16:20

Boiling point: Hundreds of anti-fascist protesters clash with police in Italy
Clashes broke out at an anti-fascist rally in Cremona, Italy when around 2,000 protesters took to the streets to object to an attack by far-right group supporters. The fracas left a political activist in hospital.

25.01.2015 08:05

‘American Sniper’ sparks anti-Muslim hatred online – civil rights group
A US-based civil rights group has raised the alarm over a surge in hateful anti-Muslim messages, triggered by the release of‘American Sniper’, a new box office hit that shattered records and made over $180 million in four weeks.

25.01.2015 01:33

UN’s first ever meeting on anti-Semitism sees France, US, Saudi Arabia speak out
The UN has dedicated a separate meeting to anti-Semitism, citing a global rise in violence against Jews. About half of UN member states attended, with surprise speakers such as the Saudi ambassador, who equated anti-Semitic crimes with Islamophobia.

24.01.2015 01:06

Michael Brown’s family mulls lawsuit against Darren Wilson, Ferguson PD
The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this summer, is considering suing the police officer who shot him, as well as the police department, for wrongful death.

23.01.2015 20:41

​70% of Brits ‘not optimistic’ about 2015 – poll
British people are becoming more miserable and unhappy as a result of crippling debt, failed New Year’s resolutions and dead-end relationships, a new report suggests.

23.01.2015 16:01

​Less than 100 British jihadists prosecuted for Syria terrorism
Under a quarter of returning British jihadists have been charged by UK courts. More than 500 are suspected of having traveled to Iraq and Syria, according to the Home Office.

23.01.2015 12:55

Top Islamic group urges UN ban on ‘contempt’ of religions
A leading Islamic organization has called on the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal. The group also urges followers to continue peaceful protests against images of Prophet Mohammed and says the West should do more to protect Muslims.

21.01.2015 16:53

'Murmurings and mutterings': Labour warns against politician’s anti-Semitism
In the run up to the 2015 general election, the UK’s leaders must be ready to “police the boundaries” between legitimate criticism of the Israeli government and “familiar anti-Semitic attacks,” warns the shadow foreign secretary.

21.01.2015 10:50

‘Respect, decency – basis for EU counterterrorism alliance with Muslim states’
A coalition between European and Muslim countries to jointly fight extreme Islamism is only possible based on mutual respect, humanity and absence of insults to anyone’s religion, Hani al-Basoos, professor at the Islamic University of Gaza, told RT.

20.01.2015 12:43

Muslims in fear: Anti-Islamist sentiments rise by 110% in France
There has been a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents in France following the Islamist attacks in Paris two weeks ago. At 116 confrontations this month, it’s more than double the amount recorded for the whole of January, 2014.

20.01.2015 10:10

​British jihadist stabs man who insulted Prophet, boasts of escape to Syria
A radical Islamist who skipped bail after stabbing a football fan in the head with a pen has joined the Islamic State in Syria, where he boasted online of his easy escape from the UK.

20.01.2015 10:04