| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:35 AM
An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges, stunning their supporters and raising an immediate outcry from human rights...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:33 AM
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...
| May 21, 2014
Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world's attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes, has done...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The flag was flying from a building near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It was later found shredded in the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Huntington Beach High School students recently took time to educate peers and parents about human rights problems and how to make their campus safer.
Bullying, human trafficking, sexual abuse and other topics were discussed May 30 at the school's fourth...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:47 AM
CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge.
Australian correspondent Peter...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:50 AM
With Wednesday’s 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown on pro-democracy student protesters fast approaching, authorities are trying to block foreign journalists from reporting about the event and detaining others who seek to commemorate it....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:05 AM
A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Brazilian officials want the world to believe that there’s nothing extraordinary about the strikes and protests that have vexed the country in the year leading up to the 2014 World Cup.
“I would say it’s almost natural,” said...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Complaints of torture and other mistreatment rose by 50% last year in areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a report by an independent commission.
The annual report by the Ramallah-based Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR)...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM