Jan 21, 2015

Egypt's el-Sissi says protest rights are secondary to stability

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that those questioning his government over human rights and freedom of expression are ignoring the fact that his country of 90 million lacks development, investment and desperately needed stability. Speaking during festivities to celebrate National Police Day Tuesday, ...

Clashes threaten Donetsk civilians

Jan 20, 2015

Clashes threaten Donetsk civilians

Deadly clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels threatened civilians in central Donetsk on Monday, with shelling hitting a hospital and warnings of insurgents launching attacks from residential areas. Ukraine also made fresh accusations of Moscow backing the separatists, alleging that hundreds of Russian ...

Jan 20, 2015

Hong Kong creates cadet force modeled partly on Chinese army

Hong Kong has created a new army cadet force modeled partly on the Chinese military, sparking fears of tighter controls over the city’s youth in the wake of student-led pro-democracy protests. “Through drills and training camps, the new voluntary uniformed youth group aims to ...

Germany cancels anti-Islam rally

Jan 19, 2015

Germany cancels anti-Islam rally

German police banned a rally planned by the anti-Islamic Pegida movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat. Dresden police said Sunday they had received information from federal and state counterparts indicating a “concrete threat” ...

Ten killed after anti-Charlie Hebdo protests roil Niger

Jan 18, 2015

Ten killed after anti-Charlie Hebdo protests roil Niger

The president of Niger says at least 10 people have been killed after violent protests over a French publication’s cartoon depicting Islam’s prophet. President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five deaths were reported after demonstrations in the capital of Niamey on Saturday. The victims were ...

Muslims angry over new cartoon

Jan 17, 2015

Muslims angry over new cartoon

Muslim anger has flared over a French satirical weekly’s latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, with four people reported killed and dozens injured at a protest Friday in the West African country of Niger, and violent clashes between demonstrators and police in Pakistan, Jordan ...