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  • Towson author writes a history of conspiracy theories in America

    Towson author writes a history of conspiracy theories in America
    As Jesse Walker sees it, the Land of the Free is rife with paranoid theories about everyone and everything. We always have been a nation that seeks out subversives lurking in the amber waves of grain. And we always will be, though the Towson author says...
  • Punishing Syria

    Punishing Syria
    When a government viciously attacks its own citizens with weapons of mass destruction, killing or injuring hundreds of innocent men, women and children, its actions represent a violation of long-established international norms that the world cannot...
  • Mohamed Morsi to stand trial in deaths of Egyptian protesters

    Mohamed Morsi to stand trial in deaths of Egyptian protesters
    CAIRO -- Egyptian prosecutors Sunday ordered deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to stand trial on murder-related charges, stepping up the military-backed government’s purge of the Muslim Brotherhood amid weeks of unrest that have deeply...
  • Syrian-American writer finds voice with help from famous novelist

    Syrian-American writer finds voice with help from famous novelist
    I had two New Year's resolutions in 2011: to read Leo Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina” and Marcel Proust's “In Search of Lost Time.” “Anna” was completed by Jan. 25 — just when our lives turned into a 24-hour TV marathon...
  • Greece handing pink slips to more than 25,000 public employees

    Greece handing pink slips to more than 25,000 public employees
    ATHENS – Bowing to pressure from international lenders, Greece on Wednesday moved to put more than 25,000 state workers on notice for dismissal by the end of the year in the first official winnowing of its costly civil sector. The legislation,...
  • Pope's driver takes wrong turn; Francis welcomes frenzied Brazil fans

    Pope's driver takes wrong turn; Francis welcomes frenzied Brazil fans
    During Pope Francis' excursion Monday in Rio de Janeiro, his car got stuck in traffic, and his driver made a wrong turn amid the chaos of ecstatic crowds. It was a nightmare for the pope's security team. The pope, however, got a kick out of it. As...
  • Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin

     Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin
    Trayvon Martin's death, and George Zimmerman's delayed arrest last year, were the catalysts that brought the Dream Defenders together at Florida A&M University in April 2012. But as the group of young demonstrators becomes a statewide civil-rights...
  • Russian activist sent to mental institution, echoing Soviet era

    Russian activist sent to mental institution, echoing Soviet era
    MOSCOW -- For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a Russian court on Tuesday ordered an opposition activist to be sent to a mental institution for compulsory treatment. Mikhail Kosenko, 38, who spent more than a year in preliminary...
  • Syria violence kills dozens; some rebels split from opposition group

    Syria violence kills dozens; some rebels split from opposition group
    BEIRUT -- The Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday was marked with the death of more than 20 people in an explosion in the southern Syrian province of Dara, government and opposition forces said Wednesday, and rebel factions in the area announced a break with the...
  • Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law. Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
  • Egyptians irked by official bid to curb protests

    Egyptians irked by official bid to curb protests
    CAIRO -- A government push to dramatically restrict Egyptians’ right to protest is drawing a storm of -- yes -- protest. Disparate political groups, together with human rights organizations, have united in vocal opposition to proposed new rules...