A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Thursday granted an emergency request to force Indiana to immediately recognize a same-sex marriage in a death certificate of a spouse of a couple who wed in another state. The temporary order, which would last 28 days, was ...[read more]
A court in Pakistan on Monday charged former president Pervez Musharraf with high treason. If convicted, the former leader could face the death penalty. Musharraf pleaded not guilty to each of the charges against him, including unlawfully suspending the constitution, firing Pakistan's chief ...[read more]
Anti-government protesters on Sunday seized and occupied the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice building in Kiev and did not disperse until a government minister threatened to initiate a state of emergency Monday morning. The Ukrainian civic group Spilna Sprava, translated as "Common Cause," has ...[read more]
An Oklahoma state court judge on Thursday ruled the state's emergency contraception law unconstitutional. The law requires women younger than 17 to obtain a prescription and show photo ID in order to receive Plan B One-Step and other generic emergency contraceptive pills. Women 17 and older would ...[read more]
The UN humanitarian chief on Thursday called for an immediate investigation by authorities following reports of alarming levels of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. In a brief statement, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos stated:I am ...[read more]
Thailand imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding area on Tuesday to respond to anti-government protests. The decree gives the government broad powers in handling the unrest including censoring the media, establishing curfews, banning public gatherings and detaining ...[read more]
12/27/2013: South Sudan government agreed to conditional truce.
12/23/2013: US military personnel deployed to assist in South Sudan evacuation.
12/22/2013: UNMISS partially evacuated staff from South Sudan.
04/29/2012: Sudan declared state of emergency on South Sudan border.
10/12/2011: Sudan ...[read more]
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday emphasized Egypt's need to maintain and respect the right to freedom of assembly and peaceful protest as the country's state of emergency, put in place three months ago, is set to expire. In an official statement released Tuesday evening, the secretary- ...[read more]
Texas officials on Tuesday filed a brief with US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in response to a challenge to the state's new restrictive abortion law. Last week, abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a previous ...[read more]
Egypt's government on Tuesday lifted the country's state of emergency and evening curfew, which have been in place since August 14. An adviser to Prime Minster Hazem el-Beblawi reported to the BBC that the state of emergency and the curfew were both lifted at 4:00 PM local time. A court ruling ...[read more]