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  • Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven

    Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven
    A brazen territorial grab by Al Qaeda militants in Yemen — together with a $1-million bank heist, a prison break and capture of a military base — has given the terrorist group fundraising and recruitment tools that suggest it is following...
  • Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations

    Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf country four years after it was rocked by widespread anti-government protests. The government...
  • Union workers flood Mundelein meeting to protest Rauner 'Turnaround Agenda'

    Union workers flood Mundelein meeting to protest Rauner 'Turnaround Agenda'
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's controversial proposal to give municipal governments greater control over unions saw large numbers of protesters during a Mundelein village board meeting April 13, when trustees decided to revisit the issue in two weeks. ....
  • In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

    During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its...
  • Amnesty says Bahrain reforms don't end rights violations

    Government reforms put in place by Bahraini authorities in the wake of widespread anti-government protests four years ago have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the strategically important Gulf nation, Amnesty International said in a...
  • Protests shut India city after killings of alleged smugglers

    A southern Indian city was shut down by protests Wednesday after police killed 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers in the forests of Andhra Pradesh state. While police have said they fired on men who were attacking them "with axes and other sharp-edged...
  • Cuba fights public anger with reform in country's tense east

    Two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy trashed Cuba's second-largest city, 35-year-old Melba Martinez is still out of work and struggling to feed two children on her state ration book and a daily hustle for extra rice or cooking oil. "There's no...
  • 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...
  • Low turnout in Sudan vote set to extend al-Bashir's rule

    Only a trickle of voters, some in uniform, showed up at a polling station in Sudan on Monday as the country took part in an election that will almost certainly extend the 25-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting head of state...
  • 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...
  • US once again alone at Americas summit

    US once again alone at Americas summit
    The Obama administration wants to make Venezuela the new Cuba. In December, shortly after President Barack Obama announced that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, he ironically declared his intention to impose sanctions on...