| 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
| May 14, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A major youth movement that was banned last month by an Egyptian court declared Wednesday it would boycott this month’s presidential vote.
The announcement by the April 6 movement added to a chorus of complaints from critics who say the election,...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:03 PM
A pregnant Sudanese woman who refused to renounce her Christianity was sentenced to death by hanging Thursday in a Khartoum court, provoking outrage from human rights groups.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who has a young son and is married to a Christian from...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder and inspired a massive campaign to see to his release, has died, according to several reports. His plight inspired Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and Denzel Washington-starrer "The...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear.
Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
| 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...