London to remove two statues over links to slave trade

Monuments to William Beckford, a former London mayor, and John Cass, a member of Parliament, to be resited, the local authority says. The local authority that runs London’s historic financial district is to remove the statues of two British colonial-era politicians over their links to the slave trade. The City of London Corporation voted on […]

Indonesia bans Islamic Defenders’ Front, citing terrorist links

The hardline group, set up in 1998, is led by controversial cleric Rizieq Shahib who was arrested this month. Indonesia has banned the controversial, but politically influential, hardline group the Islamic Defenders’ Front, nearly three weeks after its leader was arrested for breaching coronavirus rules, according to the country’s chief security minister. Mahfud MD said […]

Turkey to detain 82 military officers over alleged Gulen links

Detentions part of the latest operation against suspected backers of US-based preacher accused of a 2016 failed coup bid. Turkey has ordered the detention of 82 military personnel in an operation targeting suspected supporters of a Muslim preacher who Ankara accuses of masterminding a failed coup in 2016, according to state-owned Anadolu news agency. Operations […]