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Turkey has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the New Zealand mosque attacks and increasing violence based on Islamophobia.

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

Turkey has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the New Zealand mosque attacks and "increasing violence based on Islamophobia".
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Rwanda invites Emmanuel Macron to attend 25th anniversary of genocide

Rwanda, which has accused France of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed some 800,000 of its citizens, said Tuesday it had invited President Emmanuel Macron to attend the 25th anniversary of the massacre on April 7.
Zhores Alferov

Russian Nobel Prize winner for physics Zhores Alferov dies age 88

Zhores Alferov, the 2000 Nobel prize winner in physics and a member of Russia’s parliament, has died aged 88 in St Petersburg, the Russian Communist party said on Saturday.

Elections: Prophets of doom have been shamed – APC

Those who predicted anarchy for Nigeria ahead of the 2019 presidential election have been put to shame, Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said.

Boeing unveils unmanned combat jet developed in Australia

Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled an unmanned, fighter-like jet developed in Australia and designed to fly alongside crewed aircraft in combat for a fraction of the cost.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. (AP Photo-Kerstin Joensson)

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Benjamin Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.
Supporters of former 'comfort women' attend the funeral procession for former comfort woman Kim Bok-dong [Jeon Heon-kyun-EPA-EFE]

Japan demands apology from South Korea over remarks on emperor

Japan has lodged a complaint with Seoul and demanded an apology after a South Korean legislator said the Japanese emperor should apologise over the military's use of so-called "comfort women" during World War II.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech to demand the return of the Northern Territories, a group of islands held by Russia, at a national rally in Tokyo on February 7, 2019. – Called the Kurils by Russia and the Northern Territories by Japan, the string of volcanic islands are at the heart of a feud between the two countries has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a formal World War II peace treaty. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan’s premier Shinzo Abe strikes dovish tone on Russia at islands rally

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a conciliatory tone with Russia at an annual rally Thursday to demand the return of small northern isles claimed by both nations.
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Cameroon apologises for “anti-Semitic” comments

The Cameroon government has expressed "sincere regret" to Israel over comments made by a minister who compared the Bamileke people to Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany.
Kim Bok-dong, who died on Monday at a hospital in the South Korean capital of Seoul, was a fixture at weekly protests outside the Japanese embassy calling for a sincere apology and compensation [Kim Hong-Ji-Reuters]

South Korean ‘comfort women’ activist passes on in Seoul

At 93, Kim Bok-dong died as she had lived for many years: at the heart of the controversy over Japan's use of forced labour in its wartime brothels.

UN: Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed on internet’

The UN has raised an alarm over what it termed the “alarming increase” in bigotry fuelled by the Internet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers at Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg as part of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II Nazi siege of Leningrad on January 27, 2019. Tanks and air defence missile systems rolled through the heart of Saint Petersburg on January 27 as the city formerly known as Leningrad marked the 75th anniversary of the end of a World War II siege that claimed more than 800,000 lives. Vladimir Putin’s older brother died in childhood during the devastating siege and is buried in a mass grave at Piskaryovskoe cemetery. The Russian leader’s mother nearly succumbed to hunger, while his father fought in the war and was wounded near Leningrad. Mikhail KLIMENTYEV / Sputnik / AFP

Vladimir Putin praises ‘unbroken’ Leningrad on anniversary of wartime siege

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday praised Saint Petersburg’s “unbroken” spirit as Russia marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II siege of Leningrad, which claimed more than 800,000 lives.
Protestors hold a protest in Moscow on January 20, 2019, demanding to stop talks on assignation Kuril islands to Japan. – A few hundred of far-left protesters hold a demonstration against transfer of control of Kuril islands to Japan. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan

Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries’ leaders in Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, welcomes Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono for their talks in Moscow Monday. Lavrov threw cold water on Tokyo's hopes for a quick return of the disputed Pacific islands, warning Japan that it must recognize them as part of Russia's territory as a starting point for talks. | AP

Russia: Kuril islands sovereignty not for discussion

Moscow's sovereignty over a chain of islands seized from Japan at the end of World War II is not up for debate, the Russian foreign minister has said after meeting his Japanese counterpart, adding that disagreements between the countries still obstruct the path to a peace deal.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Iran summons Polish diplomat to protest US summit

Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Poland’s top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an “anti-Iranian” summit, a spokesman said Sunday.
People lay flowers at the grave of Communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg at the Monument for the Socialists at Berlin’s Friedrichsfelde Central Cemetery on January 13, 2019, to mark the hundredth anniversary of her death. Thousands from across the world gathered in Berlin to mark the 100th anniversary of the murder of revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Gloomy German left remembers murdered Rosa Luxemburg

Deep in a period of historic weakness, Germany’s sharply divided left-wing parties commemorate Sunday the larger-than-life revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg on the 100th anniversary of her murder.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during her visit to Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in New Delhi on June 27, 2018. Haley is on a two-day visit to India. : AFP PHOTO : MONEY SHARMA

Report: Nikki Haley, Ivanka Trump among possible World Bank nominees

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, The Financial Times reported Friday.

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