Egyptian security forces stormed the offices of 17 nongovernmental organizations, including three U.S.-based agencies, as part of crackdown on foreign assistance that has drawn criticism from the West and threatened human rights and pro-democracy movements.
Forty-three pro-democracy workers, including 19 Americans, will stand trial Feb. 26 in a case that is at the center of an escalating diplomatic crisis between Washington and Cairo over political reform in Egypt, the state news agency MENA reported Saturday.
Egypt’s military-backed government faced criticism Thursday for appearing to bow to U.S. pressure by allowing seven Americans accused of fomenting political unrest to leave the country despite months of Cairo casting them as spies and enemies of “foreign hands
The State Department’s announcement that North Korea will halt nuclear activities in exchange for 240,000 metric tons of U.S. food aid was welcomed by aid groups that have long struggled to raise money to feed hungry people in an unpopular regime.
The departure from Egypt of six American employees of nongovernmental organizations is good news for those involved and may dampen efforts in Congress to cut military aid to that country at a delicate time in Egyptian politics. But the price ...
Tuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the last four ye
Ironies abound here at the global climate talks, from the simple (holding a global-warming summit in freezing cold, inviting thousands of delegates from impoverished nations to one of the worldâs most expensive cities) to the sad (the Danish people, some ...
The reaction of environmentalists to the deal negotiated in Copenhagen Friday ranged from lukewarm to hostile. U.S. groups that work closely with Obama administration officials sought to make nice. âIt strikes a credible blow against the single greatest envi
Iranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi declared the upcoming Persian calendar year one of "patience and endurance" for the opposition movement in an attempt to lift the sagging spirits of his supporters and prepare them for a long-term contest against t
Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl talk about their work on recovery efforts in Haiti with Los Angeles Times' reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Farmer and Dahl are in L.A. to attend the "Haiti Stories" conference at UCLA on Saturday.