Europe

US will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, State Dept. official says

US will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, State Dept. official says

The US is going to provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, a senior State Department official told CNN. The State Department officially announced Friday evening that the US was going to provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial […]

Brexit vote ‘sparks rise in Islamophobia’ against Muslim footballers at grassroots level

Brexit vote ‘sparks rise in Islamophobia’ against Muslim footballers at grassroots level

Players and staff say verbal and physical abuse is a regular feature of non-league clubs’ fixtures since the vote for Brexit. By Ashish Joshi, News Correspondent Muslim footballers playing the game at grassroots level are increasingly being targeted with Islamophobic abuse following Brexit, according to the organisation that monitors racism in football. Kick It Out […]

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

LONDON — Some weapons bought by the U.S. military in 2015 ended up in the hands of Islamic State fighters within two months, according to a report released Thursday. The findings, by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an independent arms-tracking organization, are based on three years of meticulous documentation of weapons recovered from ISIS on the battlefields of […]

German soldier charged with planning to kill top politicians in fake Islamist attacks

German soldier charged with planning to kill top politicians in fake Islamist attacks

A “right-wing nationalist” German soldier has been presented with new charges of plotting to carry out false flag attacks that would result in retribution against immigrants, after an earlier case against him was thrown out of court. Federal prosecutors have charged 28-year-old former lieutenant Franco Hans A., who was arrested in April, and two of […]

Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

Russia is pursuing influence in Central Asia and competing with the US. Afghanistan offers it a chance to do both Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a long list of hotspots – from Syria and Libya to Venezuela and Ukraine – where Moscow’s low-cost, high-impact foreign policy is challenging the […]

Thousands of Europeans just marched in support of an ‘Islamic Holocaust’

Thousands of Europeans just marched in support of an ‘Islamic Holocaust’

“Clean Blood.” “White Europe.” “Refugees Get Out!” “Pray for an Islamic Holocaust.” These are just some of the xenophobic messages tens of thousands of marchers carried on signs at a far-right rally in Warsaw, Poland over the weekend. According to The Guardian, some 60,000 demonstrators from Poland – and across Europe – joined the march, which […]

Manchester crowd spontaneously sings Don’t Look Back in Anger following minute’s silence

Manchester crowd spontaneously sings Don’t Look Back in Anger following minute’s silence

Traffic came to a halt in Manchester on Thursday morning as the city paused to observe a minute’s silence for those killed in Monday’s terrorist attack. Mancunian’s gathered in St Ann’s Square for the memorial event, among them Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, council leader Sir Richard Leese, and Lord-Lieutenant of […]

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

He crunched hands, shoved shoulders and struck poses. He scoffed chocolates, ignored protocol and harangued heads of state. He denied saying things he had said, then said things that showed he did not understand. It may, mercifully, have passed off without apocalyptic mishap, but Donald Trump’s first transatlantic trip as US president still left European […]

How Germany used Islam during World War I

How Germany used Islam during World War I

It’s late afternoon in Wunsdorf, a small town 50km south of Berlin. Winter has left the landscape dry and hazy, so the lights are already on in the local refugee camp. A team of guards, all of them German, has been watching over the facility since it opened last February. It’s a sprawling campus, complete with […]

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