Austria's Right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was "just the beginning" of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he had warned European countries years ago about the risk of the United States imposing its rules on others, and that they were now paying the price for ignoring him.
The death toll in a Bangladeshi "zero tolerance" crackdown on drugs has risen to 140, with about 18,000 people arrested, the government said on Thursday, as a group of activists urged the UN to step in to stop the bloodshed.
A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families - which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China - has widened as the state department evacuated at least two more Americans from China on Wednesday.
Steven Lee Myers and Jane PerlezJun 08, 2018 00:00 IST
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of Ramazan, but excluding other militant groups, such as the Islamic State.
He ordered his uncle executed and half brother assassinated. He spent millions developing and testing a hydrogen bomb and intercontinental ballistic missiles as his people suffered severe food shortages. He exchanged threats of nuclear annihilation with President Trump, calling the American leader a "mentally deranged US dotard".