Europe

Sex offences on trains, stations in UK reach record level

A newly-published report shows that the number of sex assaults recorded on trains and stations across the UK has dramatically increased. According to figures released by the British Transport Police (BTP) 1,399 sexual assault were recorded in England, Scotland and Wales in 2014-15, showing a 25% year-on-year increase. The figures cover the 12 months to […]

Migrants crisis: Slovakia ‘will only accept Christians’

Migrants crisis: Slovakia ‘will only accept Christians’

Slovakia says it will only accept Christians when it takes in Syrian refugees under a EU relocation scheme. The country is due to receive 200 people from camps in Turkey, Italy and Greece under the EU plan to resettle 40,000 new arrivals. Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Netik said Muslims would not be accepted because they […]

NATO launches massive airborne drills across Europe

NATO launches massive airborne drills across Europe

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has launched massive military drills across Europe, in what is seen as a move to deter alleged threats from Russia in the region. According to reports on Tuesday, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania are currently hosting over 5,000 soldiers from 11 NATO member states participating in the massive airborne drills called […]

How Europe turned its back on humanity

How Europe turned its back on humanity

Rachel Shabi Rachel Shabi is a journalist and author of Not the Enemy: Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands. @rachshabi When talk turns, as it often does, to the issue of defining Europe’s identity and values, its handling of the current “migration crisis” has to be one of the core concerns. For a continent that collectively […]

Bosnia’s survivors gather and grieve as the soil endlessly gives up its dead

Bosnia’s survivors gather and grieve as the soil endlessly gives up its dead

The dust has settled after being kicked up by crowds converging last month on Srebrenica, the site of Europe’s worst massacre since the Third Reich. But the unhealed pain remains and is repeated across this country as survivors and bereaved families gather, during this sweltering summer season of commemorations, at Bosnia’s hundreds of other mass […]

London mosque offers help and hot meals to homeless

London mosque offers help and hot meals to homeless

A mosque in London has opened its doors for the city’s homeless, providing the invisible population with hot meals and psychological support once a week. Around 20 people carrying bags and backpacks gathered in Finsbury Park Mosque in the British capital’s north this Thursday, amid the presence of social workers available to listen to their […]