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A racist attack Friday targeted a Turkish butcher shop for the second time in a week in western France’s Nantes.

Assailants, who attacked the shop four days after their first raid, vandalized the shop with racist and anti-Muslim statements including “Death to Turks,” “Death to Erdoğan,” “Go back your country” and “Long live pigs.”

The identities of the assailants have not been revealed yet.

After the first attack on Monday, craftspeople working nearby showed solidarity...

The Abu Eid siblings told Roya the attackers yelled, ‘This is France and not for you,’ after targeting them for speaking Arabic at a bus stop.

The attackers have not yet been caught.

Muhammad Abu Eid, who teaches Arabic in a French governmental school, and Heba Abu Eid, who, on scholarship from the French Embassy in Amman, is completing her Masters degree in France, say they are now in stable condition.

The pair praised local French authorities for their assistance, in...

Two Muslim women were 'stabbed repeatedly' under the Eiffel Tower amid rising tensions in Paris after the beheading of a teacher last week.

French police have arrested two female suspects after an argument about dogs allegedly descended into violence and racist insults including the words 'Dirty Arabs'. 

One of the Muslim women said the attackers had pulled out a knife after refusing to put their dogs on a leash and slashed her on the skull, arm and ribs.  

The victims...

 Israeli authorities on Wednesday advanced plans to build over 2,100 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, pressing ahead with a building boom that has gained steam during the presidency of Donald Trump.

The approval raised the number of settlement homes to be advanced this year to nearly 9,500, according to a settlement watchdog group, by far the highest number of approvals since Trump took office in early 2017. The Civil Administration’s higher planning council, the...

The number of racially or religiously aggravated offences in England and Wales rose in June and July, most likely linked to Black Lives Matters rallies and far-right counter-protests, the Home Office has said.

The number of offences recorded by police increased year on year by 34% in June to 6,697 and about 17% in July to 6,677, after declines between March and May, when the UK was under a coronavirus lockdown.

The Home Office said the increases were probably related to anti-...

PVV leader Geert Wilders sparked outrage on social media with a tweet about coronavirus patients with a non-Western background. According to Wilders', the treatments of "Henk and Ingrid" are being postponed, because ICU beds are occupied by "Mohamed and Fatima" who "do not speak our language and do not care about the rules". Politicians from ruling parties D66 and CDA and opposition parties SP, PvdA, GroenLinks and  DENK accused Wilders of racism and polarization.

"Mainly patients...

Credit Suisse has apologised after a report that Tidjane Thiam, then its chief executive, left his chairman's birthday party when a black performer dressed as a janitor danced on stage.

The banking giant said in a statement: "We are sorry for any offence caused."

The New York Times said last November's Studio 54-themed party also included chairman Urs Rohner's friends dancing on stage wearing afro wigs.

Mr Thiam revived the bank's fortunes but was ousted this year.

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Twitter has apologised for a “racist” image cropping algorithm, after users discovered the feature was automatically focusing on white faces over black ones.

The company says it had tested the service for bias before it started using it, but now accepts that it didn’t go far enough.

Twitter has long automatically cropped images to prevent them taking up too much space on the main feed, and to allow multiple pictures to be shown in the same tweet. The company uses several...

Hours after Amiram Ben Uliel received three life sentences plus 20 years on Monday for the 2015 murder of three, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair criticized the conviction and retweeted a link to a crowdfunding page for his continued legal battle.

Ben Uliel killed three members of the Dawabsha family — Saad, Riham, and their 18-month-old son Ali — in an arson attack. Only the couple’s eldest son, Ahmed, survived, despite terrible burns and scarring; he was 5-years-old at...

Anger is mounting over a series of videos posted by far-right organisations in which activists enter hotels where asylum seekers are being held, knock on their doors to interrogate them and accuse them of wasting taxpayers’ money.

A video by Britain First, circulated widely on social media, shows a group of far-right activists entering a hotel in Bromsgrove, near Birmingham, and banging on bedroom doors, demanding to know what country the asylum seekers are from.

The Britain...

A French journalist who infiltrated the country’s police force has described a culture of racism and violence in which officers act with impunity.

Valentin Gendrot claims the violence was so frequent it became almost banal and describes one incident where he was forced to help falsify evidence against an adolescent who had been beaten by an officer.

“It really shocked me to hear police officers, who are representatives of the state, calling people who were black, Arab or...

Danish far-right leader and convicted racist Rasmus Paludan announced he applied for Swedish citizenship to be able to freely burn Muslim holy book Quran in the country.

A copy of the Quran was burned by supporters of racist Danish leader Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the anti-Islamic group Tight Direction (Stram Kurs), in the southern Sweden city of Malmo last week.

The rally was marred by violence, which left several police officers injured. At least 10 people were arrested....

More than 50 former McDonald’s franchisees are suing the fast-food giant for racial discrimination, alleging it denied them the same opportunities as White operators and pushed them out of the system.

The 52 Black plaintiffs claim that McDonald’s violated federal anti-discrimination law and breached their contracts. They operated over 200 restaurants and exited the franchise between 2010 and 2020. The suit was filed Tuesday in a federal court in Illinois, where the company is...

Saudi Arabia, one of the wealthiest countries on earth, is keeping hundreds if not thousands of African migrants locked in heinous conditions reminiscent of Libya’s slave camps as part of a drive to stop the spread of Covid-19, an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has found. 

Graphic mobile phone images sent to the newspaper by migrants held inside the detention centres show dozens of emaciated men crippled by the Arabian heat lying shirtless in tightly packed rows in small rooms...

The victims of Christchurch mosques shootings told stories of pain inside the High Court room in New Zealand on Monday as the white supremacist attacker is set to be sentenced. 

With tears rolling down her cheeks, Janna Ezat, mother of a victim, told the court that she received the body of her son when it was her birthday, and Mother's Day in the Middle East.

Hussein Al-Umari, 35, is one of the victims murdered by Brenton Tarrant, 29, a terrorist who admitted killing 51 Muslims...