OPINION: Why Mohammed bin Salman described Khamenei as Middle East’s ‘Hitler’

Friday, 16 March 2018

In his interview with the New York Times, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described Iranian guide Ali Khamenei as the new Hitler of the Middle East. In his interview with CBS's 60 Minutes program, the crown prince said that, like Hitler, Iran's Khamenei wants to expand, and create his own project in the Middle East, emphasizing that many people did not know how dangerous Hitler was until the World War happened. He added that, at the same time, Iran will never be equal to Saudi Arabia. ...

Turkish airport closes due to emergency landing of plane from Qatar

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Trabzon Airport in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey closed temporarily on Wednesday after an air ambulance plane sought permission for an emergency landing, an official from Turkey's airports authority said. The plane was bound from Qatar to Germany, the official said. CNN Turk broadcast live footage showing a small jet landing at the airport in Trabzon. An ambulance plane issued an emergency warning and asked to turn back after taking off from the airport on the morning of March 14, Doğan ...

Arson attacks hit Turkish community sites in Germany

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Arsonists on Monday struck a Turkish community center in Germany, the latest in a string of attacks which Turkey has sometimes blamed on Kurdish militants amid its military offensive in northern Syria.Unknown attackers hurled incendiary devices in the center of the town of Ahlen, police said, also telling national news agency DPA they were not ruling out a political motive.At the weekend Molotov cocktails were thrown at Turkish community mosques in Berlin and the town of Lauffen, a cultural ...

PROFILE: Who is Germany’s next FM? Meet anti-Nazi crusader Heiko Maas

Monday, 12 March 2018

Germany’s designated next foreign minister Heiko Maas is a sharp dresser with a steely edge, who has become the nemesis of far-right and online giants spreading hate speech. As justice minister for the past four years, the 51-year-old became a passionate crusader against extremists who have railed, in the streets and online, against Germany’s mass influx of refugees and migrants since 2015. A trained lawyer and passionate triathlete, whose partner is a German TV actress, Maas is a ...

IN PICTURES: How German women suffered largest mass rape in history by Soviets

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Between the months of January and August of 1945, Germany saw the largest incident of mass rape known in history, where an estimated two million German women were raped by the Soviet Red Army soldiers, as written by Walter Zapotoczny Jr. in his book, ‘Beyond Duty: The Reason Some Soldiers Commit Atrocities’. Between the months of April and May, the German capital Berlin saw more than 100,000 rape cases according to hospital reports, while East Prussia, Pomerania and Silesia saw more ...

New German minister to challenge Google and Facebook's presentation of news

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Germany's incoming minister with responsibility for digital policy says she will push social media giants to make users' information feeds more diverse and timely to avoid creating "echo chambers" for the like-minded. Companies such as Facebook have come under pressure from regulators around the world as evidence has emerged of how the recirculation of a particular selection of news and views on their platforms can narrow perceptions of the world and voter behavior. The minister, ...

Syrian man in Germany appears on air with blood on his face after killing wife

Saturday, 3 March 2018

A Syrian refugee residing in Germany took to Facebook Live immediately after killing his wife on Friday, reported German newspapers. The incident took place in the town of Mühlacker, Baden-Württemberg. The man, who refers to himself as Abu Marwan, 41, killed his wife, 37, by stabbing her four to five times in the neck, then ran away with one of his children. Murder is a message to all women Abu Marwan appeared on his Facebook stream panting and bleeding due to a cut sustained in his ...

US, Britain, France, Germany condemn Iran, warn to stop arming Houthi militia

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The United States, Britain, France and Germany have condemned Iran on Tuesday in a joint statement for breaking UN law prohibiting supply of arms to Yemen. Their statement comes a day after Russia vetoed a resolution put forward by Britain condemning Tehran. The resolution would also condemn Iran for arming Houthi militias. Following the Russian veto, the Security Council unanimously adopted a technical resolution which renews the current arms embargo without any reference to Iran. ...

Google not obligated to vet websites, German court rules

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Google is not obligated to ensure websites are free from defamatory content before displaying links to them in search results, Germany’s highest court ruled on Tuesday.The case, which comes in the context of debate about the so-called “right to be forgotten”, had been brought by two individuals seeking Google to prevent its search engine from displaying links to websites on which they were verbally attacked by other internet users.They wanted Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, to ...

German village votes to keep ‘Hitler bell’ as memorial

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A German village has decided to keep a contentious Nazi-era church bell that bears a swastika and the words “All for the Fatherland — Adolf Hitler”, arguing it serves as a reminder of the country’s dark past.The parish council of Herxheim voted 10-3 on Monday that the bronze bell from 1934 should remain as “an impetus for reconciliation and a memorial against violence and injustice”.The council rejected an offer by the regional Protestant Church to pay for ...

1 2 3 ... 81
How are we doing?

How are we doing?

Name Name *
Email Email *
Country Country
Message Message *
Maximum 550 words allowed