| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:36 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84.
His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:59 AM
The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia.
It is not a battlefield.
It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
| Apr 6, 2014
In one of the worst atrocities during a war filled with horrors, Confederate Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops "cruelly butchered every colored soldier they could lay hands upon," the Tribune reported.
The nightmare occurred on April 12, 1864,...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 12:50 PM
They sat at a long table, appearing tense and tired Sunday as they looked over the heads of gathered journalists toward the armed, masked men in unmarked uniforms sitting at the back of the nearly empty auditorium. Then the leader of the unsmiling group...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes...
| Oct 13, 2013
Tribune readers share stories of shortages and soldiers, war bonds and secret codes as they saved and sacrificed on the home front during World War II.
Coded letters home
Duane Carlson, of Chicago, remembers the thrill and surprise when his Aunt...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:42 AM
CAIRO -- Scarred, terrified and systematically tortured, the victims of human traffickers in the Sinai peninsula have been largely abandoned to their fate by Egyptian authorities, a leading human rights group alleged in a report released Tuesday.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military on Tuesday slammed Afghanistan for continuing to order the release of prisoners who the United States believes are dangerous, but who Afghan officials say cannot be prosecuted because authorities lack evidence....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:48 PM
With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...