Mar 31, 2014

Tycoon stands trial in Chinese gangland case

A mining tycoon, his brother and 34 associates stood trial Monday on allegations of running a vast criminal gang in China’s Sichuan province that gunned down rivals, maintained fleets of Ferraris and bribed police. The trial centers around Liu Han, former multimillionaire chairman of ...

Pakistan court indicts former President Musharraf for treason

Mar 31, 2014

Pakistan court indicts former President Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule, in a historic first for a country controlled for half of its history by the army. Tahira Safdar, one of three judges ...

Former Israeli premier Olmert convicted of bribery: report

Mar 31, 2014

Former Israeli premier Olmert convicted of bribery: report

Tel Aviv district court on Monday convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a trial for corruption linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, Israeli media reports said. The ruling marks the first time a former Israeli premier has been convicted of bribery ...

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

Mar 31, 2014

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round ...

Mar 29, 2014

Prisoner releases 'may slow in China'

China appears to have decided to stop accepting lists of prisoners whom foreign governments want released, a prominent human rights advocate said Friday. John Kamm, a U.S. businessman turned activist who has helped win clemency for numerous Chinese prisoners, predicted that Beijing may move ...

FBI sting reveals Chinatown's underworld

Mar 29, 2014

FBI sting reveals Chinatown's underworld

Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation’s oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood’s history of gambling houses, opium dens and gangland-style murders. The ...

Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Mar 27, 2014

Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered two trials for a total of 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, pushing ahead with a series of mass tribunals of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi despite international criticism. The policy of mass trials sparked ...

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on U.S. terror charges

Mar 27, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on U.S. terror charges

A New York jury on Wednesday found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned al-Qaida spokesman in 2001-2002. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, now faces life in a maximum security American prison after a three-week trial, ...

Mar 26, 2014

U.S. law firm launches legal action over MH370

A U.S. law firm said Wednesday it has started “multimillion dollar” legal proceedings against Malaysia Airlines and Boeing over flight MH370, in what could mark the start of an expensive legal battle over the lost plane. Chicago-based Ribbeck Law Chartered International said it filed ...

Anti-Islamist fervor prompts harsh Egypt court sentences

| Mar 26, 2014

Anti-Islamist fervor prompts harsh Egypt court sentences

Egypt’s judiciary is rife with judges who are harsh opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood. The result, judicial experts say, is this week’s stunning verdict sentencing hundreds of suspected Islamists ...