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  • Afghans back U.S. pact but worry it won't end violence

    Afghans back U.S. pact but worry it won't end violence
    At least one thing appears to be certain about Afghanistan’s long drawn-out presidential election: The winner will sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States. Both candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have endorsed the...
  • Amnesty International: Islamic State carrying out ethnic cleansing

    Amnesty International: Islamic State carrying out ethnic cleansing
    The militant group Islamic State, which has seized large areas of northern Iraq in recent months, has "carried out ethnic cleansing on a historic scale," according to a report released on Tuesday by the monitoring group Amnesty International. The 26-...
  • William Saletan: ISIS atrocities run deep

    ISIS has released another beheading video. Two weeks ago, it posted a video of an ISIS fighter decapitating U.S. journalist James Foley. The new clip shows another reporter, Steven Sotloff, meeting the same end. A third video, released several days ago,...
  • Holder pledges to 'follow the facts' in civil rights probe of Ferguson shooting

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday formally opened a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, as well as a cooperative reform effort with the St. Louis County Police Department. The federal probe that...
  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • Syria jihadists advance against regime forces in Quneitra

    BEIRUT Islamist rebels on Friday advanced against Syrian regime troops on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights near the Israeli border, a monitoring group said. Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and Islamic Brigades seized two hills in the...
  • Press freedom under fire in Ferguson

      Press freedom under fire in Ferguson
    Journalists in Ferguson, Mo., don't face as many risks as our colleagues in Syria, but that's not much to brag about. Hardly anything compares to the dangers journalists face in Syria, where James Foley, a freelance photojournalist for GlobalPost and...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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-...