| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:31 AM
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA needs to stop ducking its responsibility in relation to the labor rights situation in 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar and start looking for solutions, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
"We are still hearing protestations...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:20 PM
CAIRO An Egyptian judge sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death Monday in an unprecedented verdict that shocked the nation and dashed any hopes that Egypt's capricious judicial system would render justice to government...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:13 AM
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.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:33 AM
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-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger did many, many things during his 94 years, but there’s one thing he did just once: make a music video. That video of Seeger singing Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” has gone viral in the wake of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where patrons of the New York City Ballet peer at a massive photograph on linoleum flooring featuring over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the Lincoln Center. The work of French-born...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:34 AM
LONDON — Bowing to increasing pressure, Britain will offer refuge to several hundred Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday.
The decision comes after weeks of contentious debate over the...