Apr 21, 2015

Ousted Egypt president Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader. The Cairo Criminal Court issued the verdict ...

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

Apr 17, 2015

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky stunt. The Tampa ...

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

Apr 16, 2015

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

A protester against corruption was arrested after he landed his miniature helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday after piloting it through Washington’s no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating the incident along with other ...

Apr 12, 2015

In southern China, hundreds protest over polluting power plant

Hundreds of people in China’s southern Guangdong province protested the expansion of a coal-fired power plant on Sunday, state media reported, the latest sign of public discontent over pollution. Residents had complained of smog in Heyuan city since the power plant there began operations ...

Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue

Apr 12, 2015

Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue

From a dimly lit room at his base in eastern Ukraine, the commander of a battalion of Chechens fighting Russia-backed rebels looked shaken as TV broadcast news of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s slaying. Adam Osmayev hailed Nemtsov as a “true hero” both for ...

Bangladesh executes Islamist party official  for war crimes

Apr 12, 2015

Bangladesh executes Islamist party official for war crimes

Authorities in Bangladesh on Saturday executed a senior Islamist party official convicted of crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan, triggering a call for a nationwide general strike by the condemned man’s supporters. One prison official, speaking on condition of ...

Apr 12, 2015

Egyptian court sentences U.S.-Egyptian citizen to life in prison

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was ...