May 22, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday expressed great concern over potential war crimes being committed by Islamic State (IS) militants in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra. The statement came after members of IS entered the site of Palmyra after seizing the neighboring ...[read more]
May 16, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Khaled al-Fawwaz's claims that he is not a violent man. ...[read more]
May 7, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Burundi authorities arrested political opposition leader Audifax Ndabitoreye on Wednesday shortly after he met with East African Community (EAC) ministers in the capital city of Bujumbura. Ndabitoreye was arrested for insurrection, and the police displayed an arrest warrant to journalists as he ...[read more]
May 6, 2015
by Emelina Perez
France's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, approved Bill relating to Intelligence (No. 2669) on Tuesday, which would allow authorities to increase surveillance of anyone linked to terrorism investigations without permission from a judge. The bill authorizes intelligence agencies ...[read more]
April 30, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of 15 officials this year, the South Korean National Intelligence Service told a closed parliamentary meeting on Wednesday. These officials were allegedly executed by firing squad for spying. Four members of the Unhaso Orchestra are ...[read more]
April 30, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
A Pakistan anti-terrorism court in the Swat region sentenced 10 men to life in prison on Thursday for their involvement in the 2012 attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai. Yousafzai, then 15, was shot in the head on her school bus on her way home from school, and the Tehreek-e-Taliban ...[read more]
April 6, 2015
by William Helbling
An Indonesian court on Monday rejected the appeals of two Australians on death row for drug smuggling. The two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. They filed appeals after President Joko Widodo rejected their pleas to spare ...[read more]
April 2, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The Supreme Court of Israel blocked a controversial government proposal on Thursday to extend the West Bank separation barrier through the historic Cremisan valley. Israel has been building the barrier to prevent Palestinian attacks in Israel. The Israeli Defense Ministry had planned to extend the ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
A Tokyo district assembly became the first municipality in Japan to recognize same-sex partnerships on Tuesday. The measure, passed by Tokyo's Shibuya ward, will become effective April 1, when Shibuya will begin issuing partnership papers that allow couples to rent apartments together and grant ...[read more]
March 27, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The Turkish Parliament on Friday approved a controversial security bill giving police more powers to search, arrest and use firearms. The bill passed with a vote of 199 to 32. Last month, the government withdrew a more expansive version of this bill after a debate on the proposed law led to a ...[read more]

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