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  • Baltimorean taking up the Libyan rebel cause

    Baltimorean taking up the Libyan rebel cause
    As described by those who know him, Matthew VanDyke comes off as footloose and maybe a little feckless. He has worked sporadically, sometimes getting freelance writing or teaching gigs but more often traveling to the Middle East for months at a time...
  • Youth in city jail face 'deplorable' conditions

    Youth in city jail face 'deplorable' conditions
    Before the other boys jumped Tyrone, they asked if he wanted to fight. That was a mere formality. Fights are a regular occurrence among juveniles being held in Baltimore's adult jail — where the 16-year-old was held for six months on attempted-...
  • CIA contract worker charged in prison abuse

    Federal authorities brought the first civilian criminal case involving prison abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday, charging a former CIA contract worker in the beating death of an Afghan prisoner who died three days after he voluntarily surrendered...
  • Alleged abuses evoke 'deep disgust' in Bush

    WASHINGTON - President Bush expressed "deep disgust" yesterday over allegations that a group of U.S. troops - at least six of them in an Army Reserve unit from Maryland - abused and humiliated Iraqi prisoners, saying that those responsible would be...
  • Two groups detail abuse of Afghan prisoners

    Within the past nine months, two respected human rights groups released reports describing what they said was the abuse of U.S.-held prisoners in Afghanistan, including instances of beatings, sleep deprivation and, in a small number of cases, killings...
  • General links detention and interrogation

    The two-star Army general charged with reforming the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, Iraq, in light of the growing abuse scandal involving Western Maryland reservists said in a report last fall that military detention facilities should serve...
  • Picturing defeat in war of ideas

    The accusations of gross misconduct directed at a handful of U.S. soldiers guarding prisoners in Iraq have thrown the administration into a graver political crisis than the deaths of more than 760 of their fellow troops in the war. On the face of it,...
  • Detainees in Iraq suffer abuse, says government

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The public war on the Iraqi insurgency has led to an atmosphere of hidden brutalities, including abuse and torture, carried out against detainees by the nation's special security forces, according to defense lawyers, international...
  • Bush weighs release of abuse photos

    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration faces a difficult decision about whether to publicly release hundreds of images of Iraqi prisoners being abused and sexually humiliated at the Abu Ghraib prison. Some veteran Washington analysts suggested that it's in...
  • Diversity, sporting power on show at Asiad opening

    INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea....
  • In first days in office, Iraq's al-Abadi shows he's not al-Maliki

    BAGHDAD New on the job, Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, cuts a very different figure from his dour and distant predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki. He appears at state functions in an open jacket. He uses down-to-earth language. And he's pledged an open...
  • British hostage seized by Islamic State with Foley appears in new video

    WASHINGTON A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on...