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Palestinians visit vandalized mosque in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, in east Jerusalem, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Israeli police said Friday they are investigating after a

Vandals set fire to mosque in east Jerusalem

Jan. 24, 2020 6:43 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Friday they are investigating after a "room was ignited" in a mosque on the outskirts of Jerusalem and Hebrew graffiti was found on an outside wall. The graffiti was hard to make out but appears to have been left by ultranationalist Israelis. One part read,...

Norway ex-minister's former partner charged in threats case

Jan. 23, 2020 10:55 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The ex-companion of Norway’s former justice minister whose home was targeted with vandalism and small fires in 2018 and 2019, was Thursday charged in the case. The prosecutor’s office says Laila Bertheussen is suspected of sending a threatening letter to...

Riot police stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanese officials vow to step up security after riots

Jan. 20, 2020 12:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's top security officials vowed Monday to crack down on vandalism after a week of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property — violence that comes against the backdrop of a deepening political deadlock. The announcement...

Monument to Holocaust victims vandalized in Ukraine

Jan. 20, 2020 9:54 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Vandals have damaged a monument to the victims of the Holocaust in Ukraine a week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27. Joel Lion, the Israeli ambassador in Ukraine, tweeted a picture Monday of the monument in Kryvyi Rih, a city in eastern Ukraine, with the...

These undated photos provided by Floyd County, Ga., Police show from left, Luke Austin Lane of Floyd County, Jacob Kaderli of Dacula, and Michael Helterbrand of Dalton, Ga. FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Friday, Jan 20, 2020, that agents assisted in the arrests of the three Georgia men linked to The Base, a violent white supremacist group, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang. Details of their cases have been sealed by a judge, Floyd County police Sgt. Chris Fincher said. (Floyd County Police via AP

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Jan. 17, 2020 11:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members were arrested on federal charges in Maryland and Delaware. A senior...

An anti-government protester receives helps after she was beaten by riot police, while she was was protesting outside a police headquarters demanding the release of those taken into custody the night before, outside a police headquarter, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Lebanese security forces arrested 59 people, the police said Wednesday, following clashes overnight outside the central bank as angry protesters vented their fury against the country's ruling elite and the worsening financial crisis. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Top UN official in Lebanon blasts politicians' inaction

Jan. 15, 2020 4:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The top U.N. official in Lebanon on Wednesday denounced acts of vandalism by protesters targeting the country's banks a day earlier. But the senior diplomat reserved his harshest words for Lebanese politicians, saying they had only themselves to blame for the chaos. The strongly worded...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman stands on the sidelines in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Edelman was arrested Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after allegedly jumping on the hood of someone's car. Police say Edelman caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday in Beverly Hills. The 33-year-old receiver was released on a citation and is scheduled to appear in court in April.  (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Patriots star Edelman arrested for vandalism in California

Jan. 12, 2020 7:25 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday night on a...

FILE - This April 8, 2019, booking photo provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Allison Christine Johnson of Norman, Ok. Johnson has pleaded guilty to spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on Democratic Party offices and other properties in central Oklahoma in 2019. pleaded guilty Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, to a felony charge of malicious injury to property, three misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property and one misdemeanor count of malicious intimidation or harassment.(Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Oklahoma woman charged with racist vandalism pleads guilty

Jan. 10, 2020 10:12 AM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has pleaded guilty to spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on Democratic Party offices and other properties in central Oklahoma in 2019. The Oklahoman reports that Allison Christine Johnson, 46, of Norman pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, photo, sister of Mohsin Ahmad, a laborer who was shot and killed allegedly in police firing during protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, cries outside her residence in Meerut, India. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to oppose a new law that grants a path to citizenship for immigrants of every religion except Islam. Many say the law, passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist government, discriminates against Muslims and undermines the country's secular foundations. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Muslims in fear as police crack down in India's heartland

Jan. 6, 2020 11:06 PM EST

MEERUT, India (AP) — Sometimes Arshad Hussain disappears. He will be sitting on the bed, watching relatives, neighbors and journalists pour into his house when suddenly scenes of his dead son wash over him. "I find myself on the street, staring at the concrete path where my son bled to death,” he...

'No war' spray-painted on St. Louis memorial to soldiers

Jan. 6, 2020 9:49 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A memorial to soldiers in downtown St. Louis has been damaged by vandalism, including a spray-painted message of “No war.” The vandalism was discovered Sunday morning. It wasn't immediately clear if it was in response to the air strike that killed a top Iranian official, Gen....