Sep 21, 2014

Putin foe Khodorkovsky 'willing to lead Russia'

Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions on Saturday by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead Russia in times of crisis. By publicly voicing his readiness to take on ...

Sep 20, 2014

Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system

Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the same group that includes the phrase “Killing Jews.” The six approved ads show an image of beheaded American ...

Iranians sentenced for dancing to 'Happy' hit

Sep 20, 2014

Iranians sentenced for dancing to 'Happy' hit

Seven young Iranians featured dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” in a video that went viral on the Internet have been given suspended sentences of lashings with a whip and terms in jail, a lawyer said Friday. Recorded on a smartphone and uploaded ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

Sep 10, 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

To the sound of whirring clippers, Hong Kong democracy activists shaved their heads Tuesday in a symbolic act of protest against China’s increased political control over the city. Dozens of pro-democracy campaigners gathered in a church hall packed with supporters and press for the ...

Sep 9, 2014

Salafist 'Shariah Police' patrols spark fury in Germany

German politicians and media Monday called for a crackdown on radical Islamist propaganda after ultraconservative Salafists took to the streets calling themselves the “Shariah Police.” Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted that laws could be tightened after a small group of men wearing orange vests with ...