Category: International

French police clear dozens of migrants from Paris university

Police moved in on a Paris university early Tuesday to remove dozens of migrants and activists who had been living in the building since January, the latest move to clear out makeshift camps that regularly appear in the French capital.

Authorities sa…

UN probe accuses DR Congo troops, militia of ‘crimes against humanity’

UN investigators on Tuesday accused the security forces and militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of committing crimes against humanity in the country’s restive Kasai region.

The probe was established by the United Nations Human …

A softer Erdogan? Unlikely, say analysts

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s election triumph, winning a new mandate with even stronger powers, is likely to embolden the Turkish strongman to take a tougher line on issues ranging from the fight against Kurdish militants to foreign policy, analys…

Austria simulates responses to migrants in border exercise

Several hundred Austrian police officers and soldiers performed an exercise on the country’s southern border with Slovenia on Tuesday to simulate different responses to any repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Over 500 policemen and 220 soldiers took p…

Stranded migrant rescue ship ‘may dock in Malta’

A rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants on board may be allowed to dock in Malta, France said Tuesday, as EU states remain at loggerheads over how to handle the influx of people trying to reach the continent.

The German cha…

Libya govt says oil exports by rival administration will be stopped

Libya’s UN-backed government warned Tuesday that any new attempt by a rival administration in the east to export oil independently will be stopped after the region’s military strongman handed it control of key ports.

“Exports by parallel institutions…

Fighting displaces 45,000 in southern Syria: UN

Air strikes and ground fighting in southern Syria have forced at least 45,000 people to flee, the United Nations said on Tuesday, the largest displacement in the area so far.

Backed by Russia, Syrian government forces have ramped up air strikes and g…

French Muslims on edge as police probe suspected far-right plot

French police on Tuesday continued questioning 10 suspected far-right extremists over an alleged plot to attack Muslims that has fuelled safety concerns in Europe’s biggest Muslim community.

Nine men and one woman aged 32 to 69 were arrested in raids…

Outrage after Philippines’ Duterte calls God ‘stupid’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced growing outrage on Tuesday in his largely Catholic nation after calling God “stupid”, the latest furore he has sparked with an unfiltered broadside.

Duterte took aim at the biblical creation story during a s…

Last straw for McDonald’s, Burger King in Mumbai plastic ban

Burger King, McDonald’s and Starbucks are among dozens of companies fined for violating a new ban on single-use plastics in India’s commercial capital Mumbai, an official said Tuesday.

The rules, in force since Saturday, prohibit the use of disposabl…