| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:56 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli security forces use excessive force against Palestinians in the West Bank and display "callous disregard" for human life, Amnesty International said Thursday.
In a report called "Trigger-Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON — Cubans have grown accustomed to shortages. From food staples to energy to toilet paper, basic goods regularly become unavailable due to the island's isolation from key international markets.
The newest item on Cuba's list of dwindling...
| 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 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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When a small group of Nigerian Islamist militants attacked two police stations and killed an officer, government security forces moved in swiftly, announcing they had "crushed" the revolt.
Ten months later, the militants attacked two more stations,...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:39 AM
CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws.
The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:17 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:47 PM
FT. MEADE, Md. — Lawyers for alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his four codefendants alleged Monday that two FBI agents recently approached a court-appointed member of the defense team in an effort to seek confidential...
| 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.