Dec 11, 2014

U.S. closes last Afghanistan prison

The United States on Wednesday released the final three detainees from the Parwan Detention Center in Afghanistan, ending the U.S. operation of any prisons in the country after more than a decade of war, the Pentagon said. Two of the detainees, including Redha al-Najar, ...

Briton acquitted of South Africa honeymoon murder

Dec 9, 2014

Briton acquitted of South Africa honeymoon murder

The family of a Swedish citizen who was killed on her honeymoon in Cape Town said they will have sleepless nights for the rest of their lives, after her husband was acquitted of the murder. Shrien Dewani was found not guilty on Monday by ...

Dec 9, 2014

U.S. bans racial profiling by federal police

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race ...

Dec 8, 2014

China sentences eight to death for Xinjiang attacks

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced eight people to death for involvement in two attacks that left 46 people dead in the far western region of Xinjiang, state broadcaster China Central Television said. The Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court in the capital of Xinjiang also ...

Dec 8, 2014

Canadian, British embassies in Cairo closed due to security concerns

Canada’s Embassy in Cairo was closed Monday until further notice because of security concerns, an official answering its emergency telephone line said, the second diplomatic mission to shut its doors this week. A message on the embassy’s website read: “The ability to provide consular ...

Deaths renew calls over look-alike guns

Dec 8, 2014

Deaths renew calls over look-alike guns

Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying look-alike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters. The questions have been raised before: after the death last year of ...

Kenyan cops are killing suspects with near-impunity

Dec 7, 2014

Kenyan cops are killing suspects with near-impunity

Kenyan police officers are killing unarmed terrorist suspects, shakedown victims and even children — spreading fear, breeding corruption and complicating efforts to deal with terrorism, an Associated Press investigation has found. Although death squads have long been known to operate in Kenya, a dozen ...

Bill Cosby's Walk of Fame star vandalized with word 'rapist'

Dec 6, 2014

Bill Cosby's Walk of Fame star vandalized with word 'rapist'

Comedian Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized on Friday with the word “rapist” written over it, after numerous women came forward in recent weeks alleging Cosby had sexually assaulted them in incidents dating back decades. The Hollywood Chamber of ...

Syrian-trained Britons  jailed for terror offenses

Dec 6, 2014

Syrian-trained Britons jailed for terror offenses

As British security forces crack down on what they say is a mounting threat from jihadists radicalized by the ongoing Syrian conflict, two British men were sentenced to prison for terrorism offenses Friday. Childhood friends Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both aged 22 and ...