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  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • Turkish football fans accused of plotting coup

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A group of Turkish football fans have been charged with trying to overthrow their government during mass street protests in 2013, in a case dismissed as a farce by opposition MPs and defence lawyers. Prosecutors said they were...
  • Exhausted and frustrated, Pakistani protesters want to go home

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home but protest organizers will not let him. Like many other protesters led by cleric Tahir ul-...
  • China asserts paternal rights over Hong Kong in democracy clash

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Just days before China was set to deliver its edict on electoral reform in Hong Kong, Beijing's most senior official in the city held a rare meeting with several local lawmakers whose determined push for full democracy had incensed...
  • Lori Borgman: Streaking reappears on the home front

    If you were driving by the house last week and saw a small naked boy watering the ivy with what God gave him, I'd like to explain. If only I could. Who would have thought that after more than 30 years of marriage, public nudity would now be a problem?...
  • Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure

    Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure
    Hours after mainland Chinese officials announced new rules ensuring that only handpicked candidates could run for Hong Kong’s top leadership position in 2017, local democracy activist Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared a new "era of civil disobedience."...
  • 'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan

    'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan
    The political crisis in Pakistan deepened Monday as protesters stormed and briefly held the state-run television headquarters and the capital buzzed with talk about whether the army would step in to remove either Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or the...
  • Police use of military-style gear is rarely appropriate [Letter]

    Police use of military-style gear is rarely appropriate [Letter]
    Nothing can justify the looting and violence by those who used the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer as an opportunity to destroy the businesses and property of residents who had no hand in what happened and we should condemn...
  • Turkish President casts self as heir to reformer who died on gallows

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Whether stirring crowds with fiery election speeches or, as on Thursday, swearing an oath as Turkey's first popularly elected president, Tayyip Erdogan casts himself as the heir of one man above all others - a man whose life ended...
  • Wife of imprisoned aide to Egypt's Mursi brings case to U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Canadian wife of an ex-aide to Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, whose husband has been detained more than 400 days in solitary confinement, says she has brought a case to the United Nations this week, seeking support for...