Koran burned in front of the Danish mosque and the Turkish embassy | News on Islamophobia

Koran burned in front of the Danish mosque and the Turkish embassy |  News on Islamophobia

An anti-Islam activist burned copies of the Muslim holy book near a mosque in Copenhagen and outside the Turkish embassy in Denmark. Rasmus Paludan, a far-right activist who holds both Danish and Swedish citizenship, had previously infuriated the Turkish government by staging a Koran-burning protest in Sweden on January 21. On Friday, he replicated the … Read more

The brutality of Russian Wagner gives him the lead in the war in Ukraine

The brutality of Russian Wagner gives him the lead in the war in Ukraine

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have cast a new spotlight on Russia’s Wagner Group, a private military company run by a rogue millionaire with longtime ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner spearheaded the revival of the stalled Russian offensive in Donetsk province, eastern Ukraine. The fierce house-to-house fighting produced some of the bloodiest encounters … Read more

Russians react with defiance, anger and concern as a new phase of war looms

Russians react with defiance, anger and concern as a new phase of war looms

Tightly controlled Russian state media reacted angrily to deliveries of Western tanks promised to Ukraine this week – and that anger is shared by some Moscow residents. Ukrainian tanks “will get in the way of our troops,” Sergei told CNN in the Russian capital. “But we will win regardless. It only escalates the conflict,” he … Read more

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace shattered by war again

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace shattered by war again

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi death camp on Friday, with some expressing horror that war had once again shattered the peace in Europe and may the lesson of Never Again be forgotten. The former concentration and extermination camp is located … Read more

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

CNN — Vinícius Jr. scored against Atlético Madrid in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Copa del Rey quarter-final win on Thursday after an effigy of the star was hung from a bridge in Madrid ahead of the game. Alvaro Morato gave Atlético the lead but Rodrygo’s equalizer sent the quarter-final into extra time. Atlético were down to … Read more

Spain. Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

Spain.  Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Thursday raided the home of a young Moroccan detained for the machete attacks on two Catholic churches the night before that left one dead and a priest injured in the southern city of Algeciras. ‘Algeciras. A police investigation led by a National Court judge considers Wednesday’s violence a … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing the pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing the pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at the Australian Open

CNN — The Australian Open told CNN it had “informed and reminded” players and those around them of the tournament’s “flags and symbols policy” on Thursday after a video of Novak’s father emerged on Wednesday. Djokovic, Srdjan, pictured at a protest with fans holding Russian flags, expressing support for Russia. In a video posted to … Read more

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza After 9 Palestinians Killed in Jenin | Israelo-Palestinian conflict

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza After 9 Palestinians Killed in Jenin |  Israelo-Palestinian conflict

Witnesses reported Israeli drones firing missiles at targets in Gaza, followed by fighter jets attacking sites. Israel launched several airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip a day after Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians – including an elderly woman – in the Jenin refugee camp, marking one of the deadliest raids in the occupied West Bank. … Read more

Russia. NATO’s involvement in the war “grows” with weapons to Ukraine | Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia.  NATO’s involvement in the war “grows” with weapons to Ukraine |  Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia says delivery of NATO battle tanks to Ukraine is proof of ‘direct and growing’ US and European involvement in war, analyst suggests supplier nations could become potential targets. The comments come after the United States and Germany said on Wednesday they would arm Ukraine with dozens of heavy tanks in its fight against Russian … Read more

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in burning the Koran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said on Thursday. The increase in tensions between the two countries comes at a time when Sweden is relying on Turkey to back its bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty … Read more