Thursday, January 14, 2016
The sister of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was arrested Tuesday, Amnesty International said, calling it "damning proof" of the kingdom's human rights abuses.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
WASHINGTON -- The detention of 10 U.S. Navy sailors taken into custody by Tehran after their two boats drifted into Iranian waters "is being resolved," a leading Iranian official said, indicating they could be set free as early as Wednesday.
Gunmen shot dead two Iraqi television journalists north of Baghdad on Tuesday who had been on a reporting trip with a top security officer, the channel said.
The suffering in the Syrian town of Madaya is the worst seen in the country's civil war, the United Nations said Tuesday, a day after delivering aid to the area besieged for months.
On Jan. 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
DAMASCUS, Syria -- The U.N. humanitarian chief has called for Monday's delivery of aid to three besieged towns in Syria to be the first of many and welcomed a Syrian statement that such deliveries should be repeated and sustained.
ISTANBUL -- An explosion at Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district, which is popular with tourists, has injured several people on Tuesday, Turkish media reports said.
Turkish prosecutors on Monday opened a criminal investigation into accusations a popular television talk show broadcast "terrorist propaganda" when a caller from the southeast raised alarm over the human cost of the relentless military crackdown on Kurdish rebels.
At least eight children were killed along with their teacher in a Russian airstrike that hit a school in Syria's Aleppo province on Monday, a monitor said.
On the crowded roads of the teeming eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, Tayyaba Tariq zips through the rowdy traffic on her brand new motorcycle.