Fourth Muslim man murdered in New Mexico in ‘targeted killings’

Fourth Muslim man murdered in New Mexico in ‘targeted killings’

Houses reach the edge of the desert on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S., July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest … Read more

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shi’ite Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, a … Read more

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Friday he has started to send buses carrying migrants to New York City in an effort to push responsibility for border crossers to Democratic mayors and U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. The first bus arrived early on Friday at the … Read more

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. The charges represented the Justice Department’s latest effort to crack … Read more

White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants

White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of migrants bused to Washington in recent months by Republican governors of states on the U.S.-Mexico border have caused tensions between the White House and the Democratic mayor of the U.S. capital city, four U.S. officials told Reuters. Last week, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser called on President Joe Biden, … Read more

Azerbaijan says it crushed Armenia attack near enclave, EU wants end to fighting

Azerbaijan says it crushed Armenia attack near enclave, EU wants end to fighting

BAKU, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan said its forces had crushed an Armenian attack near the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, prompting international calls for an end to fighting in a region that has been a flashpoint for 30 years. Nagorno-Karabakh broke away from Azerbaijan with Armenian support after a bloody post-Soviet ethnic conflict … Read more

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Executed include democracy figure, former lawmaker Activists had been sentenced in Jan after closed-door trial UN Myanmar special rapporteur ‘outraged and devastated’ July 25 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta on Monday said it had executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts” in the Southeast Asian nation’s first executions in decades, … Read more

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

Court rules case brought by Gambia can proceed Any full hearing could take years Myanmar denies genocide THE HAGUE, July 22 (Reuters) – The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, … Read more

Turkey rejects responsibility for attack on Iraq’s Dohuk that killed eight

Turkey rejects responsibility for attack on Iraq’s Dohuk that killed eight

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, July 20 (Reuters) – Iraq’s government will call back the Iraqi charge d’affaires in Turkey for consultation after accusing Ankara of carrying out a strike on a mountain resort in the northern province of Dohuk, the state news agency INA reported. read more Turkey rebutted claims by Iraq that it had carried out … Read more

North Macedonia votes to end dispute with Bulgaria, clears way for EU talks

North Macedonia votes to end dispute with Bulgaria, clears way for EU talks

SKOPJE, July 16 (Reuters) – Lawmakers in North Macedonia on Saturday passed a French-brokered deal aimed at settling a dispute with Bulgaria and clearing the way to long-due European Union membership talks. With 68 votes, the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of the agreement. Opposition lawmakers did not participate in the vote and left the … Read more