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Auschwitz Memorial Issues Warning After Charlottesville Violence

The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau appears to have weighed in on the debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the outpouring of anti-Semitic and racially charged hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia. The state museum wrote Thursday on Twitter: "One of... Continue Reading →

13 Dead, Dozens Injured After Van Plows Into Crowd in Barcelona; Gunmen Reportedly Storm Kosher Restaurant

A van plowed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Regional authorities said one death had been... Continue Reading →

Van Plows Through Crowd In Barcelona Tourist Area, Killing and Wounding Dozens; Police Call Crash a Terrorist Attack

A van reportedly plowed through a crowd Thursday in Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas tourist area, leaving many casualties in its wake. Local newspaper El Pais reported at least a dozen fatalities and 20+ wounded; and claimed that the driver fled on foot... Continue Reading →

Saudi Arabia Reopens Border With Qatar for Hajj Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj, despite a monthslong rift between Doha and four Arab countries led by Riyadh that prompted both sides to trade accusations... Continue Reading →

Several Injured After Van Jumps Sidewalk in Barcelona

Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district and crashed into a summer crowd of residents and tourists, injuring several people. In a photograph shown... Continue Reading →

Saudi Arabia Reopening Qatar Border for Hajj Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj, despite a months-long rift between Doha and four Arab countries led by Riyadh that prompted both sides to trade accusations... Continue Reading →

Hamas Struck by Suicide Attack in Gaza Strip for First Time

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas security guard in the Gaza Strip near the border with Egypt on Thursday, the first such attack to hit the Palestinian militant group. Four other Hamas men were wounded in the bombing at the... Continue Reading →

91 Arrests This Year Over Portugal Wildfires

Portugal's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 91 people - a record number - this year on suspicion of being behind a spate of wildfires. Those detained are suspected of either deliberately starting fires or contributing to them out of... Continue Reading →

UN Says 1 Million South Sudan Refugees Are Now in Uganda

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of... Continue Reading →

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