| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:05 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan are not as precise as American officials have suggested, and some appear to have violated international law, according to a pair of reports by human rights organizations based on interviews...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:20 PM
When President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in the White House on Wednesday for the first high-level contact between their countries in years, there will be plenty to talk about but little on which to agree.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:16 PM
MEXICO CITY — Usually, human rights activists and victims are on the same side of a conflict. But the case of Israel Arzate has put the two allies in opposite camps in Mexico, a reflection of how the absence of justice distorts reality in this...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:25 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- French officials said Tuesday that they would deploy troops to the Central African Republic amid reports of violent chaos and warnings that the country could be sliding toward a sectarian civil war.
The French force would...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:59 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With dozens reported dead Thursday in clashes in the capital of the Central African Republic, the U.N. Security Council authorized the deployment of more French and African peacekeepers to contain the spiraling violence....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The advocacy groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are accusing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of possible war crimes for drone strike campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen. These charges won't have much weight within the United...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From a Reuters story in today's Tribune: People in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino voted to impose the country's first ban on face-covering veils on Sunday, following in the footsteps of French and Belgian restrictions that rights groups say......
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Pressure is building on British authorities to explain the use of anti-terrorism legislation to detain the partner of an American journalist who published information about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When the developers of Change.org began their petition-generating website, was their intended target Hollywood?
The website, which counts Amnesty International and the Humane Society as its higher-profile customers, has seen its users in the last two...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. DECISION LOOMS FOR ZIMMERMAN IN TEEN SHOOTING
A Florida jury could start deliberating today after the defense argues that Zimmerman never...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning's espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of "national security extremism" while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning's critics,...