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A statue symbolizing a father and son, who were killed by Serbian soldiers during the Bosnian War, has been vandalized in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sarajevo.

According to the Sarajevo Police Department, the memorial was split into half by a 1994 born Croatian citizen, who was detained after the attack.

Bosniak artist Mensud Keco sculptured the "Nermin Come" statue in 2015, which was erected in a park in Sarajevo's city center in memory of Srebrenica war victims.

The...

A group of ‘neo-Nazi’ extremists will march through Edinburgh next week to mark “Global White Pride Day”.

The march is planned for the same day as a Sikh religious festival in Edinburgh, which will see hundreds take to the streets in a Nagar Kirtan procession, a traditional display of martial arts, hymns and music.

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) claim the National Front has organised the demonstration, in collaboration with other far-right groups.

The event appears to be...

A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.

Rima Khalaf, the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which published the report, announced her resignation at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.

Reuters reports that Khalaf took the step “after what she described as pressure from the secretary...

A UN agency has accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.

Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman likened the report, which was published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) on Wednesday, to Der Sturmer—a Nazi propaganda publication that was strongly anti-Semitic.

The report concluded “Israel has established an apartheid...

The Republican congressman Steve King applauded the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Sunday, using Twitter to write an apparent rejection of immigrant children in the United States and Europe.

“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” the Iowa representative wrote, linking to another tweet in praise of Wilders, who has espoused anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, and last month called Moroccans “scum”. “We can’t restore our civilization with...

While Europe has been busy fretting about Russian meddling in its politics, a few Americans have been quietly doing their part to boost the continent’s far right. Wealthy American conservatives have poured large sums into the electoral campaign of far-right leader Geert Wilders of the Netherlands’ Dutch Freedom Party, in support of his anti-Islam, anti-EU views. Three American donors gave €141,668 ($150,430) to Dutch political parties between 2015 and 2017, according to campaign finance...

African Americans are far more likely to be wrongfully convicted of crimes such as murder, sexual assault and illegal drug activity than whites, a review of nearly 2,000 exonerations in the United States over almost three decades found.

Of the 1,900 defendants convicted of crimes and later exonerated, 47 percent were African Americans - three times their representation in the population - according to the study from the National Registry of Exonerations, which examined cases from 1989...

Barely two weeks after an Indian engineer became victim of hate crime in Kansas in the US, another NRI businessman of Gujarati origin has been shot dead in Lancaster in South Carolina. Harnish Patel, who ran Speedee Mart in Lancaster had closed his shop on Thursday, and was close to his house when an unidentified assailant opened fire at him, killing him on the spot. Harnish, 43, who originally hails from Avakhal village in Sinor taluka of Vadodara district had been living in the US with his...

A couple were sentenced to 35 years in prison between them for storming the birthday party of an eight-year-old black boy and racially abusing the guests while waving Confederate flags.

Jose Ismael Torres, 26, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and will serve 13, and Kayla Rae Norton, 25, received 15 years, serving six.

Torres and Norton, from the state of Georgia, were found guilty of shouting racial slurs and threatening to kill partygoers, including the children, while...

A Jewish Israeli who sought to stab an Arab but stabbed another Jew instead was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday. 

Shlomo Haim Pinto, a resident of the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Ata, was convicted in December of attempted murder for the October 2015 incident. According to the indictment, Pinto sought to attack an Arab. He picked a Supersol supermarket in Kiryat Ata as the site for his plot, believing that many Arabs work there. He entered the supermarket with a knife...

Hemmed in by a jostling crowd of chanting supporters, detractors and security guards with sniffer dogs, the Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders launched his campaign to lead Holland on Saturday by denouncing “Moroccan scum” whom he claimed “make the streets unsafe”.

On the first day of canvassing ahead of elections in mid-March, the current frontrunner toured a market square in the small town of Spijkenisse, rallying voters with a call to “make the Netherlands ours again”....

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner are among a list of 35 books a group of five vandals have been ordered to read, after they were found guilty of covering a historic African American schoolhouse with racist, antisemitic and obscene graffiti.

A judge sentenced the teenagers to read the books, as well as watching 14 films, visiting two museums and writing a research paper to encourage “a greater appreciation for gender,...

Anti-Semitic incident joins chorus of recent, high-profile occurrences all throughout the United States in which Jews and their property have been attacked by assailants; FBI: Anti-Semitic crimes are the most common hate crimes based on religion in the United States and racist violence against Jews is on the rise.

Several high-profile anti-Semitic incidents in the United States have been reported in the last few days, including the latest incident in which swastikas and racist...

The political group Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF), which consists of representatives of several populist and anti-immigration parties including Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the French National Front, is holding a convention in the western German city of Koblenz on Saturday.
The ENF is the smallest group in the European Parliament, with 40 members. However, some 1,000 participants are expected at the meeting.
Prominent European populist politicians, including...

Germany's supreme court ruled against lawmakers' bid to outlaw a far-right party accused of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda on Tuesday.

The German parliament's upper house, which represents the country's 16 state governments, applied for the ban at the end of 2013. It's the second attempt to ban the National Democratic Party, better known by its German acronym NPD.

Officials maintain the party violates the German Constitution and are keen to cut off NPD's state...