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  • Egyptian crackdown takes heavy toll on young protesters

    CAIRO — Young Egyptian musician Ramy Essam boasts a distinction that few others can claim: a starring turn in a documentary film shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, as well as an arrest warrant hanging over his head. Amid an unprecedented...
  • Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails

    Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails
    MOSCOW – Ukraine’s president struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday with opponents of his government, offering dialogue after security forces earlier in the day unsuccessfully tried to clear protesters from the capital’s Independence...
  • Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation

    Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian riot police used force in an attempt to disperse protesters in downtown Kiev on Wednesday, further stoking opposition leaders, who vowed to coax hundreds of thousands into the streets, rejected more negotiations and demanded...
  • Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

    BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday. Also Tuesday,...
  • Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest

    Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest
    Seven people were arrested for sitting in the middle of a downtown street in an act of civil disobedience Tuesday during a protest by striking Los Angeles County social workers. County child-welfare workers, represented by Service Employees...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 4, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
  • Thai prime minister asks monarchy to dissolve parliament

    NEW DELHI — In the latest twist of Thailand's political crisis, beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday that she had petitioned the monarchy to dissolve parliament and hold new elections as a fresh wave of protesters descended...
  • Thailand: Opposition party resigns from parliament in protest

    NEW DELHI — After several days of relative calm in Bangkok, the main opposition party raised the stakes Sunday by resigning en masse from parliament in protest over a government they claim is illegitimate. By aligning with street protesters, the...
  • Iran's president calls for consensus, but divisions run deep

    TEHRAN — In a speech marking Student Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sought "consensus" for his ambitious goals of political reform, economic growth and improved relations with the outside world. But as he spoke to a gathering at...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 3, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park's Mather Point look out over a rare total cloud inversion. The phenomenon, caused by cold and warm air masses interacting, left the Grand Canyon peaking above a sea of clouds....
  • What Really Happened in Geneva? Ask Iran. [Commentary]

    What Really Happened in Geneva? Ask Iran. [Commentary]
    The nuclear accord reached in Geneva last month has sparked a robust debate in the U.S. and around the world. Was the agreement a major achievement in preventing Tehran from obtaining the nuclear bomb, as President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John...