Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Des Moines Register on Congressman Steve King: ...

Romania: Ruling party member quits over president Nazi jibe

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party says an adviser to a regional leader who published a manipulated image of the country's president dressed in Nazi uniform has quit ov...

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man is the latest Holocaust survivor to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions. Max Glauben los...

Taipei Jewish Center responds to controversy over Nazi flags in betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the controversy over photos posted of Nazi flags hung in a betel nut shop in Taipei City, The Chabad Taipei Jewish Center today issued a statement calling for th...

Russia gets 30 WW II-era battle tanks from Laos

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says it has received 30 Soviet WW II-era T-34 battle tanks from Laos — a move reflecting the national veneration of the weapon. The ministry s...

Syrian charged in slaying that energized Germany's far-right

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in eastern Germany have charged a Syrian man with manslaughter in the death of a German that touched off far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz. Prosecu...

Nazi looted painting returned to Jewish heirs in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Officials have returned a painting looted by the Nazis to heirs of a Jewish French politician and resistance figure who was executed during World War II. "Portrait of a...

American man draws flak over photo of Nazi flags in Taipei betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After an American photographer expressed his outrage on Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 6) over Nazi flags posted in betel nut shop in Taipei, he faced such a backlash from Taiwanese...

German archive releasing photos of Dachau camp survivors

BERLIN (AP) — A repository of Holocaust-era documents says it has uncovered a trove of photographs of survivors of the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp and will make them available online in a searcha...

Uffizi asks to Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis

MILAN (AP) — The director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is urging Germany to return a Dutch masterpiece stolen by Nazi troops during World War II. Eike Schmidt said in a New Year...

Last Warsaw ghetto uprising fighter Simcha Rotem dies at 94

JERUSALEM (AP) — Simcha Rotem, the last known Jewish fighter from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, has died. He was 94. Rotem, who went by the underground nickname ...

German court won't try 97-year-old Nazi death camp suspect

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has decided not to put on trial a former guard at the Nazis' Majdanek death camp who was charged with being an accessory to murder, saying that he is too sick to face cour...

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

BERLIN (AP) — The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to one-time payments to survivors who were evacuated from Germany as children....

Israeli ambassador bemoans glorification of Ukrainian leader

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine has sharply criticized local legislators' move to honor a Ukrainian nationalist leader. Ambassador Joel Lion said on Facebook t...