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  • Hundreds defy ban to protest Saudi Arabia in Iran's capital

    Defying a government ban, hundreds of Iranians protested against Saudi Arabia on Saturday over the alleged abuse of two Iranian pilgrims visiting the Sunni kingdom. Over 300 protesters gathered in front of the Saudi Embassy in north Tehran to call for...
  • Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right

    Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him. "What Lula and Dilma have...
  • Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, boosting hopes for improved ties as he prepared for a historic encounter with Cuban...
  • 2 Armenian oppositionists charged with organizing unrest

    Two leaders of an Armenian opposition group have been charged with attempts to organize mass disorder. The charges on Thursday came two days after police detained four members of the Founding Parliament opposition group. The Investigative Committee...
  • Castro backers disrupt activist meeting at Americas Summit

    A group of pro-government Cubans muscled their way into a closed-door meeting of grassroots activists Thursday, disrupting for the second day in a row a tension-filled meeting ahead of this week's Summit of the Americas. The activists from across Latin...
  • Zhou Yongkang indictment latest in China's political purges

    The indictment of China's former security boss Zhou Yongkang marks the latest chapter in the Communist Party's history of purging itself of leaders who've fallen out of favor politically or whose alleged crimes appear too serious to go unnoticed. Zhou is...
  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there. On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, which was imposed in the run-up to their May 22, 2014, coup — but then quickly...
  • Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid, far short of what's needed

    International donors committed $3.8 billion in aid for Syrians affected by the grinding civil war at a donors' conference in Kuwait on Tuesday, less than half of what the U.N. requested for this year to cope with the growing humanitarian crisis. More...
  • Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not

    Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches of 1965, we will replay the inspirational words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., recount the courage of the marchers in the face of police brutality and recall the shock to the conscience that led to...
  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed...
  • Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International

    Amnesty International awarded its top honor Tuesday to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who has spent years shining light on his country's restrictive political atmosphere, and to U.S. folk singer Joan Baez for her civil rights activism. Both were...