Attack on Crimean Technical College Kills 18

Russian investigators say a 22-year-old student was responsible a bomb attack that killed 18 people and wounded at least 50 others Wednesday at a technical college in Crimea. Investigators and the college’s director said following the explosion a gunman went through the building shooting anyone he saw at the school in the city of Kerch. …

Police: So Far No Indication of IS Link to Cologne Attack

Cologne police are investigating whether extremism was the motivation behind a bloody hostage-taking at the city’s main train station, but so far have found no ties to the Islamic State group, authorities said Tuesday. Criminal police investigation leader Klaus-Stephan Becker told reporters the man has been identified as a 55-year-old Syrian refugee who came to …

Chinese Diplomat Uses Twitter to Counter Allegations of Xinjiang-Related Rights Abuses

A senior Chinese diplomat in Pakistan has taken to social media to reject as “baseless” Western allegations that China is committing massive human rights abuses in its neighboring northwestern Xinjiang border region. Beijing is blamed by the U.S. and international rights defenders for reportedly running mass detention centers filled with ethnic Uighur and other Muslims …