German police use water cannon on G20 protestors

HAMBURG: Riot police used water cannon to disperse several gatherings of protestors ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Police first dislodged protestors who had set up tents in a park in the western district of Altona, according to police…

German parliament paves way for gay marriage vote Friday

BERLIN: Germany's parliament is set to vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage Friday after the lower house legislative committee put it on the agenda, its chairwoman said. "The path to equality is open," said the chairwoman, Renate…

Germany set to open its first liberal mosque in Berlin

Seyran Ates’ vision of a liberal mosque where all Muslims can pray together women and men, Sunni and Shiite, straight and gay is almost a reality, and the 54-year-old daughter of Turkish guest workers in Germany is ecstatic as she enters…

Lynchjustiz in Pakistan Tod durch den Mob

Der Student Mashal Khan musste sterben, weil er angeblich ein Gotteslästerer war: An einer pakistanischen Universität prügelte der Mob auf ihn ein, schoss auf ihn, warf ihn über den Balkon. Der Staat wirkt hilflos. Sie kamen am vergangenen…