Morocco (AP) - Morocco has expelled 19 foreigners from the annexed territory of
the Western Sahara, saying they were journalists who entered without permission.
The action, which underlines Morocco's intense sensitivity over criticism of...
Serbia (AP) - Azra Ajeti's fellow Gypsies have been buffeted by accusations of
filing bogus asylum claims in the rich EU, but she says there's nothing phony
about her family's life of misery. "We are starving," said...
Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's government said Thursday that it had started the
process to impeach the country's chief justice, accusing her of overstepping
her limits in the culmination of a drawn-out conflict between the judiciary and...
(AP) - China will start phasing out its reliance on organs from executed
prisoners for transplants early next year as a new national donation system is
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(AP) - The international peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region said
Saturday that its forces were blocked by the military from reaching the
destination of an alleged attack that killed 10 people. The hybrid U.N. and
African Union peacekeeping...
Ivory Coast (AP) - Up to 10 new mass graves have been discovered near the site
of a July attack on a camp for displaced people, officials said Tuesday, amid
allegations that initial casualty totals were downplayed to mask killings carried
(AP) - During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into
bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay low in the
outskirts of the capital, unidentified men caught her in a nighttime raid and
France (AP) - Two Iranian dissidents a lawyer and a film director were awarded
the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament awarded
the prize Friday to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi. Martin Schulz, the
Ivory Coast (AP) - Ivory Coast security officials are torturing dozens of
detainees by administering electric shocks and other forms of abuse, Amnesty
International alleged Friday. The victims include people charged with
CITY (AP) - At a busy intersection, a girl with a high half ponytail looks at
you as she begs for coins. There is dirt beneath her fingernails and her pink shirt
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Rwanda (AP) - A Rwandan court sentenced the country's top opposition political
leader to eight years in prison on Tuesday for treason and on a charge stemming
from this central African nation's murderous ethnic attacks 18 years ago
United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least nine Iranian women political prisoners
have gone on a hunger strike to protest snap body searches and abuse by prison
guards at the main prison in Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition
website. The kaleme...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council announced Friday that it intends to
impose sanctions on the leaders of the M23 rebel movement in eastern Democratic
Republic of Congo, where violence has flared again. Guatemala U.N. Ambassador
Guinea-Bissau (AP) - Military sources said six people were killed when a group
of Guinean soldiers attempted to seize control of a military airbase near the
capital, Bissau. The fighting went on for about two hours early Sunday before
Afghanistan (AP) - A man in a western Afghan city has confessed to stabbing his
wife to death to prevent her from taking a job outside the home, police said
Monday. Mohammad Anwar, who was arrested in the provincial capital for the
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Rights groups say a prominent human rights lawyer in Equatorial
Guinea went missing two days ago during a visit to a prison, raising concerns he
may be unlawfully detained. Human Rights Watch and EG Justice on Wednesday
(AP) - Russian investigators on Friday filed charges against a left-wing
activist, making him the most prominent opposition figure to face prison under
an increasingly severe Kremlin crackdown against the anti-Putin protest
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a plan
to back an African-led military force to help the Malian army oust Islamic
militants who seized the northern half of the country and are turning it into an
Libya (AP) - Libya's Congress elected a human rights lawyer as interim prime
minister on Sunday, a week after his predecessor was sacked for failing to
present a Cabinet line-up that political factions could agree on. Ali Zidan,
HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - Twenty years after war in Croatia catapulted Goran
Hadzic from warehouse worker to rebel Serb president, he is in the dock in the
final trial of the tribunal set up to prosecute war crimes committed during the
(AP) - A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to
defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in
comments he made on Twitter. Fazil Say, who has played with the Full
(AP) - The High Court ruled Friday that three elderly Kenyans tortured during a
rebellion against British colonial rule can proceed with compensation claims
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(AP) - Cuban authorities released noted blogger Yoani Sanchez more than a day
after she was taken into custody near the eastern city of Bayamo, where she
traveled for a Full
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(AP) - Around 200 people held a rally Sunday in Moscow to mark the sixth
anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Participants
held up candles and pictures of the journalist and Full
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(AP) - China's government is working on reforms to its system of imprisoning
people in labor camps without trial, a senior judicial official said Tuesday. The
comments were the firmest indication that after years of debate the government...