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  • Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil

    Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil
    CAIRO — Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach? Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role...
  • Egyptian court sentences police commander to 10 years for deaths

    CAIRO – A police commander was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison in connection with the deaths of 37 protesters who suffocated in a police van in the chaotic weeks after Egypt’s military-backed interim government took power. The mid-...
  • Sundance Channel Set To Beam Into Middle East and North Africa

    The Sundance Channel is going to the Middle East and North Africa. OSN, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's leading pay-TV network, has inked a deal with AMC/Sundance Channel Global to launch its flagship Sundance Channel HD. Programming...
  • Nigerian anti-gay law prompts arrests, international condemnation

    A draconian anti-gay law passed by the Nigerian parliament last year and quietly signed by President Goodluck Jonathan this month has led to the arrest of scores of homosexuals and set off an international wave of condemnation. The Same Sex Marriage...
  • Letters: The Kelly Thomas verdict

    Letters: The Kelly Thomas verdict
    Re "Ex-officers acquitted in beating," Jan. 14 Ironically, the Kelly Thomas verdict comes almost one year to the day after the senseless homicide of Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome who died at the hands of sheriff's deputies trying to...
  • Rachel Marsden: Coverage of Hollande displays media's misplaced priorities

    The most disappointing thing about the news that French President Francois Hollande allegedly has been rendezvousing with an actress in the privacy of her apartment is that it's a testament to how pathetic and petty some segments of French society are...
  • TV's Diversity Dilemma: A Candid Conversation with Fox Execs

    Despite honorable intentions and a plethora of industry initiatives, the numbers stubbornly refuse to budge. Or so it seems every year when statistics on the employment of minorities and women in television and film are released by the guilds. The...
  • Google honors zoologist Dian Fossey with doodle

    Google honors zoologist Dian Fossey with doodle
    The latest Google Doodle honors American zoologist Dian Fossey. Fossey is known for her work and research with mountain gorillas in Africa. She died in 1985. Today would have been her 82nd birthday.  Fossey, a San Francisco native, started out as an...
  • Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill

    Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks offered little cheer for the country's beleaguered gay rights groups. In a...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Dear White People'

    The depressing number of race-mocking frat parties in recent years becomes the jumping-off point for a snarky but good-humored cultural debate in "Dear White People." Bristling with arguments about the complexities of black identity in a supposedly post-...
  • Violence-torn Central African Republic gets new leader

    Violence-torn Central African Republic gets new leader
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The mayor of the Central African Republic's capital was elected by lawmakers Monday as the country's new interim leader, after the resignation of former rebel leader Michel Djotodia, who seized power last year. Bangui Mayor...
  • First woman to lead Central African Republic faces daunting task

    First woman to lead Central African Republic faces daunting task
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lawmakers in the Central African Republic on Monday elected the country's first female leader, Catherine Samba-Panza, as interim president to take on the daunting job of halting sectarian killings, stabilizing a paralyzed...