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  • Egyptian crackdown targets secular activists as well as Islamists

    Egyptian crackdown targets secular activists as well as Islamists
    CAIRO -- In a case that was seen as part of a broadening crackdown on secular activists, a brother and sister who were active in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak were given suspended one-year jail terms on Sunday in connection with an attack on a...
  • Imagine Dragons, Flaming Lips top Feb. 5 Amnesty concert

    Imagine Dragons, Flaming Lips top Feb. 5 Amnesty concert
    Imagine Dragons, the Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids and Colbie Caillat are among eight acts confirmed to play a new-generation Human Rights Concert benefiting Amnesty International on Feb. 5 at the Barclays Center in New York. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara,...
  • Central African Republic president and prime minister resign

    Central African Republic president and prime minister resign
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Central African Republic’s interim president, Michel Djotodia, agreed to resign Friday under regional pressure after failing to halt the brutal sectarian violence that has devastated the country, officials...
  • Syrian rebel infighting spreads to stronghold in east

    Syrian rebel infighting spreads to stronghold in east
    BEIRUT -- Fighting between rival opposition groups in northern Syria has spread to a rebel stronghold in the eastern part of the country, according to activists in the area. Activists reported fighting had begun in Raqqah, which in March of last year...
  • Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city

    Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebel groups battled one another Monday for control of a provincial capital, part of a vicious round of score settling targeting an Al Qaeda affiliate that gained stature fighting President Bashar Assad but alienated many by imposing...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Mariella Furrer

     
    "When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me. The molestation...
  • Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic

    Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The men came to the village in the Central African Republic at dawn, armed with Kalashnikovs, machetes and knives. A 55-year-old father of 10 hid in tall grass and watched in horror as the attackers handed his children and...
  • Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions

    Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions
    BEIRUT -- Mohammed Subhi Abed, a soft-spoken man of 43, says he was working for the opposition Free Syria News radio station in the northern city of Raqqa when masked gunmen burst into the offices in June and confiscated all of the laptops and satellite...
  • Algerian inmates sent home from Guantanamo despite fears, lawyers say

    Algerian inmates sent home from Guantanamo despite fears, lawyers say
    WASHINGTON — Two detainees were sent back to Algeria on Thursday after more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay, despite their lawyers' entreaties that they be sent elsewhere for their safety. Djamel Ameziane, who had been imprisoned at the U.S. naval...
  • Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law

    Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Uganda's parliament on Friday passed tough anti-gay legislation that will punish those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" with life in jail. While same-sex marriage has been enshrined in a growing number of...
  • Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says

    Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says
    LONDON — Europe has failed miserably to do its part to assuage Syria’s desperate refugee crisis, accepting a shamefully small number of people fleeing the civil war there and maltreating those who try to get in, Amnesty International said...