| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Each year, four women in journalism are saluted for their guts and their tenacity by an organization created to spotlight such singular courage.
The International Women's Media Foundation is holding a 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony tonight...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression." -- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983
President Reagan's speech to the nation 30 ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Atrocity in Cambodia. Devastation in New Orleans. Revolution in the Middle East. The Chicago office of Human Rights Watch recently started a book club to get people to engage in discussion about places and countries such as these where the international...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:44 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who at 89 has ruled the country for 33 years, was reelected president in an election declared a "farce" by rival Morgan Tsvangirai.
Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced Saturday...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:16 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was vintage Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwean president, famous for his acerbic tongue, told defeated election rivals on Monday to commit suicide, declaring that they could "go hang."
Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party won...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The violence racking Turkey over the last five days hasn't been about saving a few trees in densely developed Istanbul.
By the hundreds of thousands, Turks have been venting a decadelong accumulation of resentments over what they regard as Prime...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:07 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Amid fears that Zimbabwe is headed for another disputed election, the observer to whom almost every Zimbabwean is turning for guidance is an anonymous "concerned father" and alleged renegade member of President Robert Mugabe'...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes.
The State Department's...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Iran’s ruling theocracy was unable to overcome its notorious infighting and unite behind a single candidate in Friday’s presidential election, which has suddenly boosted the prospects of the lone moderate in the race and rekindled interest...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:22 AM
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Danai Gurira cast a glance around the dining room of an ......
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Pro-nationalism English Defence League activists seemed to be itching for a street brawl to break up a scheduled anti-nationalist demonstration in downtown Birmingham, England, on July 18, causing the city to mobilize more than 1,000 police — when...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:49 PM
They called themselves the "Chicago connection" and appeared confident that their contacts with Illinois politicians would help persuade newly elected President Barack Obama to lift longtime economic sanctions against leaders in Zimbabwe, according to...