Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

Aug 27, 2016

Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe, after police fired tear gas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations. Dozens of police blocked off the site ...

Aug 27, 2016

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

France’s top administrative court Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims. The ruling ...

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

Aug 23, 2016

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, it has been found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has ...

Aug 23, 2016

Iraq used torture to extract confessions from convicts, Amnesty says

Amnesty International on Monday condemned the hanging in Iraq of 36 men convicted of a mass killing of soldiers, saying some of their confessions were extorted under threats and torture. The watchdog called on the Iraqi authorities to establish a moratorium on executions and ...