Mar 22, 2013 04:49 EDT
Palestinians sour at Barack Obama's perceived failure to honour their historical struggle have invoked the US civil rights movement and South Africa's apartheid in a bid to win his sympathy.
Mar 21, 2013 22:26 EDT
It took a defiant gesture to reignite the debate on one of Italian sport's biggest demons, but the fight to rid football of racism in Serie A could be just beginning.
Mar 21, 2013 14:34 EDT
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng -- lauded for walking off the pitch to protest abuse by fans -- on Thursday called for an end to racism in the sport, likening it to a virulent disease that blighted the game.
Mar 21, 2013 14:27 EDT
A Jewish student group has announced it was taking further legal action against Twitter over the global networking site's failure to respond to a French court order to hand over data to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets.
Mar 20, 2013 08:19 EDT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks published Wednesday that his controversial comments branding Zionism a crime against humanity had been misunderstood.
Mar 18, 2013 12:30 EDT
UEFA on Monday said it had launched a disciplinary procedure against Inter Milan after racist chants by fans during their Europa League match against Tottenham, with the hearing scheduled on April 19.
Mar 17, 2013 14:48 EDT
Heinz Kounio was put aboard the first train to transfer Jews from the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki to the Auschwitz death camp on March 15, 1943.
Mar 16, 2013 08:42 EDT
Tottenham centre-back William Gallas has called on Football's highest authorities UEFA and FIFA to take a tougher stance against racism.
Mar 15, 2013 20:37 EDT
A US judge cleared the way for a Filipina former nanny of Sharon Stone to go to trial against the US actress for wrongful dismissal and harassment, including racist abuse.
Mar 15, 2013 15:07 EDT
Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb's chief Zdravko Mamic was detained here on Friday after making racial slurs against an ethnic Serb minister, police said.
Mar 15, 2013 08:48 EDT
Players who suffer racist abuse during matches should not walk off the pitch, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday, after Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League game at Inter Milan was marred by abusive chanting.
Mar 14, 2013 18:14 EDT
Gaming fans will soon be able to navigate Nelson Mandela's South African apartheid prison on Robben Island in a new computer game, developers announced Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 15:17 EDT
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder tapped a restructuring expert who helped successfully steer Chrysler through a government-backed bankruptcy to lead a state takeover of Detroit.
Mar 13, 2013 12:55 EDT
Lawyers for an inmate whose execution was halted at the last minute urged a Texas court Wednesday to overturn his death penalty on the grounds that it was the result of racial discrimination.
Mar 12, 2013 06:37 EDT
The UN's human rights body on Tuesday accused Malian soldiers of carrying out retaliatory attacks that appeared to target specific ethnic groups, and demanded that Mali investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Mar 11, 2013 14:58 EDT
European football's ruling body UEFA on Monday rejected Serie A outfit Lazio's appeal at what the club termed an "excessive" punishment of having to play their next two home Europa League games behind closed doors following incidents in their last European outing.
Mar 11, 2013 12:32 EDT
The Croatian government slammed UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday over his "inappropriate" letter to Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic in which he urged the Balkan country to tackle hooliganism.
Mar 11, 2013 03:43 EDT
Myanmar's government met Kachin rebels for renewed peace talks in China on Monday, an analyst said, as the rivals seek to resolve a festering ethnic conflict that has undermined reforms.
Mar 09, 2013 14:19 EST
Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the South African presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.
Mar 09, 2013 12:34 EST
The Israeli army prevented a symbolic wedding from being held on Saturday near the West Bank separation barrier aimed at denouncing obstacles to unions between Palestinians and Israeli Arabs, an AFP correspondent said.