Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Feb 11, 2016

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. Hong Kong police and local media reports said 37 people ...

Feb 2, 2016

China legal aid center reportedly closed over foreign donations

A women’s legal aid center shut down in Beijing was probably ordered to close because it took money from overseas donors, state media said Tuesday after U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton backed its founder. Beijing police ordered the closure of the Zhongze Women’s Legal ...

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

Jan 28, 2016

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, released details on Wednesday of a tentative deal with the U.S. Justice Department to reform its police department and resolve a federal probe following the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager that ignited national protests. Under the terms ...

One dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, 4 others

Jan 27, 2016

One dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, 4 others

The leader of an armed occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon was arrested on Tuesday during a confrontation in which one person was killed and another was wounded, the FBI said. Protesters were still occupying the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in ...

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Jan 24, 2016

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Five years after the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak erupted, Egypt has returned to iron-fisted rule by a regime that brutally crushes opponents even as it battles a jihadi-led insurgency. The blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement is the only group to have called for protests ...

Jan 24, 2016

Chronology: Egypt since its revolution five years ago

Key developments in Egypt since the January 2011 uprising that toppled the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak: The revolution On Jan. 25, 2011, massive anti-Mubarak protests erupt after a revolt topples Tunisia’s ruler in what becomes known as the Arab Spring. On Feb. ...

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

Jan 13, 2016

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

On Jan. 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook the Middle East, setting off the hopeful uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. But ...