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  • Hours after it goes on air from Bahrain, pan-Arab news channel suspended from broadcasting

    A new pan-Arab news channel backed by a billionaire Saudi prince was suspended from broadcasting from its home in Bahrain on Monday, just hours after it went on air and carried an interview with a prominent opposition activist. The Alarab television...
  • Hungary's anti-Orban protests lost steam before Merkel's visit

    BUDAPEST, Hungary �� Months of demonstrations against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban showed signs of losing momentum, just as organizers planned a show of strength a day before a visit from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. About 2,...
  • Egypt police criticized over death of female protester, blamed for ignoring pleas to help her

    Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take...
  • The language of austerity is eroding

    PARIS -- The European Union can see a ribbon of the light of dawn upon the horizon. Years of trudging through an economic slough of despond, guarded by German warders, have left the states of the European Union's south near to despair. This is true of...
  • Clashes over Arab Spring anniversary leave 18 dead in Egypt

    Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo. The deadliest violence Sunday took...
  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
  • 7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm

    7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm
    Seven people were killed Wednesday in worsening political unrest in Bangladesh, including five people who perished when demonstrators firebombed a passenger bus, officials said. Elsewhere, two political activists were assassinated in the latest round of...
  • Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti

    Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti
    After days of negotiations, the president of Haiti and opposition leaders have reportedly reached a deal aimed at ending a political impasse that had delayed elections and threatened the fragile nation’s recovery from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake....
  • In Hong Kong, Occupy protest leaders go free after surrender

    In Hong Kong, Occupy protest leaders go free after surrender
    Before surrendering to authorities, they were prepared for the worst: immediate arrest, perhaps prolonged detention. As they entered the police station Wednesday, they were jeered by opponents demanding that they be sent straight to jail. But the...
  • Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'

    Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'
    The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of...
  • Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

    Setting up what looked to be a final showdown between Hong Kong government authorities and the pro-democracy protesters who have occupied streets for nearly 10 weeks, a court has issued an order allowing for the removal of barricades from areas near...