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  • Egypt's dilemma

    Nobody ever said Egypt's transition to democracy would be easy. But yesterday's violence in which dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed and hundreds wounded by security forces outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo...
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE announce $8 billion in aid for Egypt

    Saudi Arabia, UAE announce $8 billion in aid for Egypt
    CAIRO -- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced a total of $8 billion in economic aid to help shore up Egypt’s military-backed interim leaders after Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was removed in a coup last week. The...
  • Activists urge peace for evening Trayvon Martin prayer vigil

    Activists urge peace for evening Trayvon Martin prayer vigil
    Community leaders gathered in Leimert Park on Monday, urging protesters to be peaceful at an evening vigil honoring Trayvon Martin. About 10 representatives from local activist organizations gathered with law enforcement and political officials to...
  • When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles

    When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles
    Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles. It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...
  • Zimmerman verdict protesters attack TV reporter, storm Wal-Mart

    Zimmerman verdict protesters attack TV reporter, storm Wal-Mart
    A peaceful protest of the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles turned violent Monday after youths broke away from the main demonstration in Leimert Park, stomped on cars, broke windows, set fires and attacked several people.  KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV reporter...
  • Nelson Mandela turns 95, making 'remarkable progress'

    Nelson Mandela turns 95, making 'remarkable progress'
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – For more than a month, South Africans have kept an anxious vigil as their much-loved former president Nelson Mandela lay in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital. But as Mandela turned 95 on Thursday, there was...
  • Nelson Mandela 'able to smile' on 95th birthday

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials. “I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
  • Syria's ravaged children: War misery told by the statistics

    Syria's ravaged children: War misery told by the statistics
    In the third year of fighting that has claimed close to 100,000 lives, the children of Syria are suffering unspeakable horrors and growing up illiterate and angry. That was the warning delivered Thursday by the United Nations’ special...
  • Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs

    Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
    Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
  • Celebrating Mandela's 95th

    Celebrating Mandela's 95th
    With songs, stirring words and a cake, a group of Baltimoreans joined the worldwide party to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, an occasion made even happier by news that the health of the hospitalized former South African president was improving....
  • Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested

    Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested
    ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of...