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  • Details of complaint against captured Benghazi suspect mostly secret

    WASHINGTON The elite U.S. commandos who snatched an alleged plotter of the Benghazi consulate attack were acting on a bare-bones criminal complaint whose crucial details remain secret. While some operational color and background are coming to light,...
  • The law is failing the women of Libya

    The law is failing the women of Libya
    TRIPOLI — What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard at her public university physically and verbally attacked her, trying to bar her from entering her classroom because she...
  • Iraqi soldier who fought with Americans says decision to flee left him feeling ashamed

    On Day Four of clashes in Mosul between encroaching jihadists and Iraqi security forces, two officers visited an outpost of the Iraqi 2nd Division's logistics battalion with bad news: they said that all senior commanders had fled. Stunned and confused,...
  • Egypt's new president vows action after video shows sexual assault

    Egypt's new president vows action after video shows sexual assault
    Spurred by a widely shared video said to show a mob sexual assault on a woman in Tahrir Square, President Abdel Fattah Sisi pledged Tuesday to take “all necessary measures” to combat such attacks and ordered vigorous enforcement of a new law...
  • Egyptian activist, 23 others get 15 years in jail for political dissent

    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...
  • PEN condemns slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee

    PEN International has condemned the slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee, the pen name of activist Kamol Duangphasuk. The 45-year-old writer was in a car in a parking lot when he was shot by an assailant who fled on a motorcycle; the poet and activist...
  • Ugandan named to head U.N. assembly faces criticism on human rights

    Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, who is set to take over the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, has a decades-long legacy of corruption, military aggression and human-rights abuses, according to opponents of his...
  • Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts

    Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts
    Arriving in the western Afghanistan city of Herat in the late 1990s during Taliban rule, Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai expected a locked-down, cowering population. Instead, he heard residents openly criticize the militant Islamic movement. At...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Movements start by simply caring

    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,...
  • Jailed journalist says Egypt to blame if hunger strike kills him

    Thin and frail, detained Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy said in a jailhouse video posted Thursday that he holds Egyptian authorities responsible if he dies as a result of a hunger strike. The footage, which appeared on the website of the Qatar-...
  • Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster

    Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster
    As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey's deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive after a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster....
  • Mexico's Congress approves revision of military code of justice

    The Mexican Congress on Wednesday approved a major revision of the military code of justice that will require that soldiers, sailors and officers who abuse civilians be prosecuted in the civilian court system. Human rights organizations, who have long...