By Mark Jaycox via Electronic Frontier Foundation The Patriot Act continues to wreak its havoc on civil liberties. Section 213 was included in the Patriot Act over the protests of privacy advocates…
Protests in the capital, Ouagadougou, are spinning out of control.
The Lebanese cabinet met today at the Grand Serail and at the snd of the session it declared Tripoli’s Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood a “disaster area” and allocated 30 billion Lebanese pounds ( $20 million) in compensation and reconstruction projects. Show More Summary
"For the record: There have been no cases of Ebola in North Korea," writes Eric Talmadge, AP 's bureau chief in Pyongyang, in a look at the latest threat that has North Korea all aflutter. Namely, Ebola. Though the nearest confirmed case is 6,000 miles away—and the North's...
President scraps plans for vote to extend term in office as tens of thousands take to streets and parliament set ablaze.
Iyad El-Baghdadi, who played a key role in social media activism around the Arab uprisings, was deported from the UAE April. Until last week, little was known of his fate.
Last Friday, The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) congratulated Cuba - along with Argentina, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Turkey - for taking such strong actions to police its financial system that it will no longer be subject to the monitoring...Show More Summary
Egypt accused of breaching human rights as it destroys hundreds of homes along border with Gaza to create buffer zone.
The Palestinian leadership has slammed the Israeli shutdown of the Al-Aqsa mosque in the aftermath of the shooting of a Palestinian suspected would-be assassin as a ‘declaration of war.’ Israeli police on Thursday killed a 32-year-old...Show More Summary
(JERUSALEM) — Israel has recalled its ambassador to Sweden to protest Stockholm’s recognition of a Palestinian state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson said Thursday the ambassador was being recalled for consultations, but declined to say how long he would remain in Israel. Hirschson said the move was made “because of the recognition of the Palestinian…
Recently, as part of the debate over investor state dispute settlement (ISDS), I've been called out, with my limited government credentials put under scrutiny. My position is that a state to state dispute settlement system, like that used in the WTO, is preferable to ISDS. Show More Summary
The story of one man who says he was tortured for challenging Russia's president
It sounds like a Tim Burton film, but the reality is much creepier: Chinese police have arrested 11 people in the country's east who are accused of playing a role in a "ghost marriage." In the ancient custom, a man who dies single is laid to rest with a dead...
SodaStream stock is still in free fall and the company announced yesterday that it is dumping its apartheid digs in Occupied Palestine. SodaStream says it plans to move to the Idan HaNegev Industrial Park /Lehavim Industrial zone, 1,100-acre...Show More Summary
Woman who returned to Maine after treating patients in Sierra Leone says 21-day quarantine is "scientifically unsound".
Inside Syria’s sharia court system.
Netanyahu denounced the anonymous "attack" on him as being "chickenshit," and said US and Israel have a "moral covenant." Is he reaching out to American Jewish voters to defy Obama next week?
When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong...Show More Summary
Russia wants the European Union to guarantee that it will pay Ukraine's gas bills before resuming supplies.