| Feb 23, 2014
The Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar, flush with oil riches and seeking to push its way to the front of the international stage, is in the midst of an enormous, decade-long building boom to construct facilities and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup...
| Feb 20, 2014
DOUALA, Cameroon — For Cameroonian Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, being gay came with a prison sentence, and ultimately, a death sentence. A few weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to Jean-Claude, my dear friend and client. He died at the age of 35 in his...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:27 AM
SOCHI, Russia — A Russian human rights activist says two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been detained near the Olympics in downtown Sochi.
Semyon Simonov says he was with Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova at the time. He says the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
SEOUL -- A left-wing South Korean lawmaker was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on charges of treason and praising North Korea, the first such conviction of a legislator since the South transitioned to democracy in the late 1980s.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The two freed members of Russian music and performance-art collective Pussy Riot who appeared Wednesday in New York with Madonna at an Amnesty International concert supporting human rights issues worldwide are “no longer members of the group,”...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger did many, many things during his 94 years, but there’s one thing he did just once: make a music video. That video of Seeger singing Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” has gone viral in the wake of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:34 AM
LONDON — Bowing to increasing pressure, Britain will offer refuge to several hundred Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday.
The decision comes after weeks of contentious debate over the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where patrons of the New York City Ballet peer at a massive photograph on linoleum flooring featuring over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the Lincoln Center. The work of French-born...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:33 AM
CAIRO -- Drive-by gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a police general outside his home in the capital, state media reported, in the rare targeting of a senior member of Egypt’s security establishment.
The slain man was identified by the state-...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 12:39 AM
CAIRO -- The death toll in Saturday’s clashes on the third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising climbed to 49, with nearly 250 injured, the Health Ministry said Sunday, making it the most violent day in four months.