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Leading Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been sentenced to seven and a half years in jail for embezzlement and tax evasion.
Police in Austria say the bodies of 71 people, believed to be migrants, were discovered in an abandoned lorry found near the Hungarian border on Thursday.
The WDBJ-7 reporters were killed as they interviewed a woman who was also wounded in the attack allegedly carried out by a disgruntled former employee of the local TV station.
The European Union should establish a human rights-based , coherent and comprehensive migration policy which makes mobility its central asset, a United Nations expert advocated, assuring is the only way in which the EU can reclaim its border, effectively combat smuggling and empower migrants.
After weekend ‘chaos,’ UN assists refugees at former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece border
The United Nations refugee agency is assisting refugees and migrants amid chaotic scenes over the weekend as thousands of people tried to cross into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from the Greek border.
Islamic State blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the Unesco-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief has said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group that monitors the country’s civil war, confirmed the destruction of the temple.
Crimea was "totally Russian" in the Soviet times and remains Russian nowadays, said an observer for The Japan Times, having visited the peninsula. According to him, Moscow’s arguments related to Crimea are worth listening, but the West is deaf to them.
19 August 2015 — The top United Nations political official today warned the Middle East has recently witnessed "unconscionable" hate crimes, "reprehensible" retaliatory violence, provocations at Jerusalem’s holy sites, and a worrying increase in rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel, as he urged all sides to work together to reduce tensions and prevent extremist attacks.
In the month of July, the number of migrants detected at EU’s borders more than tripled to 107,500 compared to the same month of last year, surpassing the 100,000 mark in a single month for the first time since Frontex began keeping records in 2008.