Austrian police raided homes, prayer rooms and mosques around the country early on Friday in a mass operation targeting suspected jihad recruiters, the Austria Press Agency (APA) reported, citing police sources.
Protesters smashed through the doors of a Paris theatre on Thursday night in a bid to block an exhibition on the horrors of colonialism using live black actors, which has attracted increasing opposition from critics who say it is racist.
A draft bill - which would see anyone profiting off surrogacy given a maximum ten year prison sentence - passed its first reading in the country's military-stacked parliament on Thursday, legislator Wallop Tungkananurak said.
Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and stop holding lavish parties, the latest moves by the new government to crack down on bureaucratic excess.
The remains of an American soldier who went missing in fighting near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam War have been identified and returned to his family, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said on Friday.
French lawmakers are going to participate in a debate on Friday on a motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state, amid growing European frustration at the moribund Middle East peace process.