Japan passed a controversial anti-terror law on Thursday that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens' privacy rights and lead to over-the-top police surveillance.
An International Criminal Court investigation of possible war crimes by U.S. forces in Afghanistan is not "warranted or appropriate," the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday after prosecutors in The Hague found initial grounds for such a probe.
Reported hate crimes against Muslims rose in 2015 to their highest number since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to FBI statistics released Monday.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that she had a “reasonable basis to believe” that American soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan, including torture.
Police in Okinawa in Japan's southernmost prefecture issued a further arrest warrant on an already detained former U.S. Marine and base worker for the rape and murder of a 20-year old local woman in April as Okinawans are becoming increasingly incensed at the U.S. presence on the island, local media reported Thursday.
Migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016, according to a police report that could raise unease, especially among anti-immigrant groups, about Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal migrant policy.
The government has tightened surveillance on foreigners living in the country following concerns about drug trafficking cases, according to the Law and Human Rights Ministry.
The arrest of an American civilian working at a U.S. military base in connection with the slaying of a woman in Okinawa has stirred up bitter memories of crimes committed by those with ties to the U.S. military.
PARIS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The deputies of the French National Assembly voted Tuesday night in favor of a constitutional reform that would allow people convicted of terrorism to be stripped of their French citizenship under certain circumstances.
China on Friday mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and praised the former South African president as "an old friend of the Chinese people."
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