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  • Supporters of fugitive Chinese dissident face retribution

     
    BEIJING -- Supporters of blind human rights dissident Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest and is reportedly under protection at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, are now facing police detention, activists in the U.S. and China said Sunday. The threat of...
  • In Chen Guangcheng deal, questions and possible pitfalls remain

     
    While the Chinese agreement to allow blind dissident Chen Guangcheng to apply for papers to visit the United States is an interim step that allows both governments to save face, there remain a number of unanswered questions and pitfalls to the deal,...
  • Police put on riot gear as May Day protests converge

     
    Police in riot gear lined some streets of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday evening as more than 1,000 immigrants rights protesters and Occupy activists converged in one big march. The march on Broadway Avenue was organized by the Southern California......
  • Damage control in the Chen Guangcheng affair

     
    That U.S. officials bungled the rescue of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng from Chinese repression of his human rights work seems undisputed. What remains unclear after the diplomatic train wreck is why they abandoned the activist to his oppressors, and...
  • Blast kills dozens in Syrian city

     
    An explosion killed up to 70 people in the Syrian city of Hama on Wednesday, many of them women and children, activists said....
  • 'Kony 2012' video makers: This isn't a 'slacktivist thing'

     
    A week after their "Kony 2012" video about a brutal African warlord exploded on the Internet, the activist filmmakers behind it have released a new Web film to answer questions about their finances and mission....
  • Americans leave Egypt, but not without money changing hands

     
    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......
  • U.N., Syria set rules for observers as violence continues [Video]

     
    The United Nations tried to uphold its shaky attempt at peace in Syria, hammering out rules about how observers will patrol the country to ensure the shooting stops. Yet both rebels and the regime said that violence had continued, casting doubt on the...
  • Syrians on both sides sour on U.N. monitors [Video]

     
    As the death toll continues to tick upward in Syria, some Syrians opposed to the government have grown impatient with the United Nations monitors sent to bear witness to its peace plan....
  • Egypt calls for calm in diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia

     
    Egypt worked to calm a diplomatic squabble Sunday by urging activists to curb protests against Saudi Arabia a day after Riyadh recalled its ambassador over the case of an Egyptian lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling banned prescription drugs into...
  • Syria activists say 37 killed as cease-fire continues to unravel

     
    Activists reported at least 37 people killed across Syria on Friday as security forces fired at several antigovernment protests and continued shelling cities....