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  • Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate

     Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate
    Ahmed Seif El-Islam, a prominent human rights advocate in Egypt and the Middle East, died Wednesday in Cairo. He was 63. The activist lawyer had been in a coma at an intensive care unit after a heart attack almost two weeks ago. During a long career...
  • As Obama pushes more Africa trade, security concerns loom

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to persuade Americans to look beyond Africa's image of hunger and disease as he hosts a first-of-its-kind meeting of leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations this week. But as he pushes Americans to invest...
  • Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State

    Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State
    As fighting raged between Islamist extremists and armed residents of the northern Iraqi town of Qahtaniya, Abdal Ali Aliyas had a split-second decision to make. There were two roads leading to the countryside. Aliyas fled by the gravel road. His 18-...
  • U.S. alarmed as Vietnam jails dissidents for blocking traffic

    HANOI (Reuters) - The United States expressed alarm over Vietnam's jailing of three activists on Tuesday for obstructing traffic, charges described by rights groups as trumped-up and aimed at crushing freedom of expression. A court in southern Dong Thap...
  • Wife of imprisoned aide to Egypt's Mursi brings case to U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Canadian wife of an ex-aide to Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, whose husband has been detained more than 400 days in solitary confinement, says she has brought a case to the United Nations this week, seeking support for...
  • From Daniel Pearl to James Foley: The modern tactic of Islamist beheadings

    From Daniel Pearl to James Foley: The modern tactic of Islamist beheadings
    On Tuesday afternoon, a video was uploaded to YouTube by Islamic State militants that appeared to show something terrible: The execution of an American journalist, James Foley, who had been missing in Syria since November 2012. For journalists, it's...
  • Arts Center to host film screening, panel about immigration

    When Westminster was considered in mid-July as a location to house immigrant children who entered the country illegally, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners spoke out against the proposal, which had been put forth by the Obama administration....
  • Indian hunger striker freed after 14 years as suicide charges dropped

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities walked free on Wednesday from a prison hospital where doctors had force-fed her to keep her alive. Irom...
  • Saudi Arabia executes five men for drug possession, murder

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed four men for possession of hashish on Monday and another man for murder on Tuesday, local media reported, taking to 18 the number of people it has put to death in two weeks, prompting alarm from rights groups....
  • Rights groups say Israeli ban hinders Gaza investigation

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli restrictions have left two of the world's most prominent human rights organizations struggling to collect evidence of potential war crimes in Gaza, representatives of the groups told Reuters. Amnesty International...
  • Robin Williams 'stood up for me,' recalls 'Mrs. Doubtfire' co-star

    Among the reactions to the death of Robin Williams this week, a note posted online by one of his co-stars is gaining attention for its insight into the late comedian's loyalty. Lisa Jakub, a former child actor who starred alongside Williams in the...
  • Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

    Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths
    A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan. The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...