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Police in Greece's second-largest city say they have arrested two people as suspects in an attack that left the mayor of Thessaloniki hospitalized.

Mayor Yiannis Boutaris of Greece's second-largest city was hospitalized Saturday with head, back and leg injuries after being set upon by nationalist extremists.

Thessaloniki City Council President Calypso Goula said Boutaris was attending a flag-lowering ceremony Saturday in commemoration of the so-called "Pontic Genocide," the...

L'Avenue, a Paris restaurant popular with celebrities, has a system in place to keep out people with Arabic-sounding names and women in headscarves, an investigation by BuzzFeed News in France shows.

BuzzFeed News spoke with four servers who worked at L'Avenue for several years, one until very recently. The four former employees claim that their management routinely instructed them not to make reservations for people with names "of Arab origin" or tourists from the Middle East,...

Starbucks has landed itself in yet another storm of criticism after a branch in California printed a racial slur on a cup.

A man named Pedro, who is of Hispanic descent, had ordered two drinks at the La Cañada Flintridge Starbucks on Tuesday.

When Pedro's drinks were delivered to him he noticed that the derogatory word 'beaner,' a term used against Mexican and Hispanic people, was written on them.

While Starbucks staff are well known for making a hash of people's names ...

Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States that inaugurated its embassy in the city two days prior, in a move that has triggered international condemnation. 

Wednesday's development comes amid widespread anger and protests in the occupied Palestinian territories, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or Catastrophe.

The event marks the day when Israel was created in a violent campaign that led to the expulsion of...

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were blessed by one of Israeli top rabbis, who was criticized for referring to black people as "monkeys" and argued that the country should be free of non-Jews.

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who represents Israel's Sephardic Jews of Middle Eastern and North African descent reportedly blessed the couple before they attended the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Monday, which sparked criticism worldwide.

The rabbi had been criticized...

Hamburg-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has said he may rescind his German citizenship, saying he "hates" Chancellor Angela Merkel for paving the way for the resurgence of neo-Nazism with her open-door migrant policy.

Lagerfeld, the long-time creative director of Chanel often referred to as the Emperor of fashion, took a new swipe at Merkel over her controversial migrant policy that enabled an influx of refugees into the country of a scale that has never been seen since the end...

Siyonbola was working on a paper in the Hall of Graduate Studies when she fell asleep in a common room.

Another female student came in, turned on the lights and told her, "You're not supposed to be sleeping here. I'm going to call the police."

Siyonbola pulled out her phone and recorded 54 seconds of a hallway encounter with the unidentified student, who told her, "I have every right to call the police. You cannot sleep in that room."

After two white police officers...

A hotel clerk at a Country Inns and Suites in Newport News, Virginia, was suspended after he was caught directing racist comments at a hotel guest.

Dee Fogleman posted a video of the incident on her Facebook page Friday after the clerk made racist comments to her brother, Irby who recorded the video, for complaining that his mother was given a hotel room where smoking was permitted, WVEC-TV reported.

Irby told the clerk that he had requested a non-smoking room for his mother,...

Sixty Palestinian refugees were arrested by the Syrian regime on May 4, while attempting to escape from the Yarmouk Refugee Camp in southern Damascus.

They were detained before being returned forcibly to the camp, which is currently under heavy bombardment by the Assad regime and its Russian allies.

The area has been fought over by various rebel groups since late 2012, and was captured by Daesh and its affiliates from the Free Syrian Army a number of times over the years.

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Israeli police planned to teach children how to shoot at Palestinians as part of a training exercise in a school.

The incident in the Menashe Regional Council, near Haifa in northern present-day Israel, was brought to light in recent days when Palestinian citizens of Israel took photos of what was happening.

Jamal Zahalka, a member of the Israeli parliament from the Joint Arab List, is demanding an investigation into the training sponsored by the Israeli police and the...

A Chinese restaurant in Canada has been fined C$10,000 (£5,700) by a human rights tribunal for making black customers pay in advance for their meals. Staff 'motivated by a stereotype that black persons are criminal or deviant', says judgment.

Emile Wickham and three of his friends went to Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant in Toronto’s Chinatown for a birthday meal in May 2014.

After the waiter took their order, he told the group they would need to pay for them upfront, Mr Wickham ...

Primark has been accused of ‘rewarding’ a racist customer accused of telling a Muslim shop assistant ‘I don’t want to be served by black people’.

Do Na Marie was at the Westfield Stratford City branch of Primark in east London with her daughter. She witnessed the alleged incident and is now encouraging people to boycott the budget clothes chain.

In a Facebook post, she says she heard the customer make the racist comment to the female member of staff. All other staff members...

YouTube on April 25 decided to reinstate a video exposing Israel’s brutality towards Palestinians after receiving backlash on social media.

Claiming the content violated its terms of service, the video-sharing platform on Sunday deleted the video, which was posted by Palestinian academician and activist Sana Kassem to pay tribute to Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during recent demonstrations in Gaza.

Renowned American professor and activist Norman Finkelstein reposted...

Two Sheffield universities are investigating four allegations of racism, including claims a black student was hit with a banana during an ice hockey game.

Tyrell Pearce, a PE student at Sheffield Hallam University, said a supporter of rival Sheffield University threw a banana at him at a match last month.

He said it was “the most racially abused I have been in my whole life”.

Three other incidents allegedly took place at Hallam library, according to Luke Renwick,...

Dance-pop musician RAYE says a London restaurant refused entry to her black friend because of his clothes - moments after letting a white pal into the venue in a similar outfit.

The 20-year-old British singer posted a video to Twitter of her attempt to enter The Ivy Chelsea Garden, which has since been shared thousands of times. The venue denies any racist intent and insists it was simply enforcing a dress code.

Speaking to The Independent, RAYE said her white friend - a woman...