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  • Egypt sentences group of 529 to death

    Egypt sentences group of 529 to death
    CAIRO — Even by the baroque standard being set by the Egyptian judiciary under the nearly 9-month-old military-backed government, the scene that unfolded Monday in a courthouse south of the capital was extraordinary: 529 defendants simultaneously...
  • Human Rights Org Condemns Alleged Attack on TV Chief in Ukraine

    LONDON -- Human rights org Amnesty International has called for an alleged attack by a nationalist member of Ukraine's parliament against the head of one of the country's leading TV channels on Wednesday to be urgently investigated. Oleksandr...
  • 'Homeland' Makes Nazanin Boniadi a Series Regular

    Showtime and Fox 21 have announced that actress Nazanin Boniadi has been elevated to series regular for the upcoming season of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama series "Homeland." Boniadi, who guest-starred in season three, plays strong-willed...
  • Gunmen kill senior Egyptian police official

    Gunmen kill senior Egyptian police official
    CAIRO -- Drive-by gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a police general outside his home in the capital, state media reported, in the rare targeting of a senior member of Egypt’s security establishment.   The slain man was identified by the state-...
  • Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies at 94

    Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94. Perhaps more than any performer, Seeger was instrumental in popularizing...
  • Egypt marks anniversary of anti-Mubarak uprising; deadly clashes erupt

    Egypt marks anniversary of anti-Mubarak uprising; deadly clashes erupt
    CAIRO -- Egyptians turned out Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the start of their dramatic Arab Spring uprising against Hosni Mubarak -- with pro-government gatherings going undisturbed by police and anti-government marches broken up by police...
  • Death toll in Egypt clashes hits 49

    Death toll in Egypt clashes hits 49
    CAIRO -- The death toll in Saturday’s clashes on the third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising climbed to 49, with nearly 250 injured, the Health Ministry said Sunday, making it the most violent day in four months. Saturday was...
  • Guantanamo review boards to become partly public

    Guantanamo review boards to become partly public
    WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
  • Clashes mark 3rd anniversary of Egyptian revolution; at least 29 dead

    Clashes mark 3rd anniversary of Egyptian revolution; at least 29 dead
    CAIRO -- Officially sanctioned rallies to mark Saturday’s third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising brought highly choreographed displays of fervent nationalism, while security forces meted out harsh punishment to Islamist and secular...
  • Israeli troops kill Jordanian judge of Palestinian descent at border

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Jordanian judge of Palestinian descent Monday at Allenby Bridge border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, according to statements from the Israeli army and a Palestinian official. A...
  • Let's get flashy with film fest names

    Let's get flashy with film fest names
    A few days ago I mentioned the Peace on Earth Film Festival to someone whose eyes glazed over so fast I might as well have said I was planning to stare at the wall for the next hour. Who doesn't like peace? Honestly, now. And yet there's something...
  • Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says

    Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says
    WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...