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  • Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source

    Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source
    Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said on Tuesday. If confirmed,...
  • Presbyterians divest firms to show support for Palestinians

    Presbyterians divest firms to show support for Palestinians
    On June 20, the biennial General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made a historic decision, voting to divest church holdings from three U.S. companies whose products are used by Israel to enforce its 47-year-old military occupation and...
  • Prominent female activist killed in Libya

    Prominent female activist killed in Libya
    A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi shortly after casting her ballot in the...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Egyptian official denies torture, says prison is like a hotel

    Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay. Egypt’s penal institutions, together...
  • Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row temporarily detained

    Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row temporarily detained
    A  Christian woman in Sudan freed from death row Monday was temporarily detained a day later after trying to leave the country with her family, according to reports from Khartoum, Sudan. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, sentenced to hang last month for...
  • Sudan frees Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy

    A Christian woman in Sudan sentenced to death last month for apostasy was released Monday after her conviction was overturned by Khartoum’s appeal court, according to her lawyer. The court Monday ordered Meriam Yehya Ibrahim's release after...
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  • Sudanese Christian woman detained yet again

    A Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row Monday after an appeals court in Khartoum overturned convictions for apostasy and adultery has again been detained by Sudanese authorities, who accuse her of forging travel documents. Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...
  • France can outlaw full-face veil, rules European human rights court

    STRASBOURG, France A French public ban on clothing that hides the face was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday in a decision that will have ramifications for 47 nations. The case was brought by a French Muslim woman who said the ban...
  • As China cracks down on dissent, activists press US to raise issue

    BEIJING With Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials in the midst of two days of meetings with their Chinese counterparts, human rights activists are urging them to elevate a topic that President Xi Jinping would rather dodge: his...
  • Three Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted To Prison Terms In Egypt

    A Cairo court on Monday convicted three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in the ruling of a closely watched case discussed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday during his state visit with new...