U.S. commander lifts secrecy on aid to Afghan army

Feb 3, 2015

U.S. commander lifts secrecy on aid to Afghan army

The U.S. military has performed another U-turn and will publicly release information about its aid for Afghan forces, after coming under criticism for declaring the data top secret, officials said Monday. The commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell, had ...

Rights group accuses Egypt of covering up deaths of protesters

Feb 2, 2015

Rights group accuses Egypt of covering up deaths of protesters

Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week. London-based Amnesty said at least 27 people were ...

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

Feb 1, 2015

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince on Sunday launched a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a nephew of King Abdullah, who died on Jan. 23. In a highly conservative Islamic kingdom, Alwaleed, who ...

Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for third week

Jan 31, 2015

Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for third week

Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International. Raif Badawi underwent the first of what were ...