iOS app Android app

Entries by Cara Parks from 03/2011

Libya Protests: Zawiya, Rebel-Held City Near Tripoli, Celebrates Battle Win

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital passed out sweets and cold drinks to fighters Tuesday and celebrate...

Israel Settlers Rampage In West Bank After Outpost Dismantled

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A new Israeli weapons system knocked down a Palestinian anti-tank rocket in its first combat test Tuesday, the military said, showin...

China Tightens Media Controls Amid Protest Calls

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

BEIJING — China appears to be tightening restrictions on international media again, barring foreign journalists from working near a popular Shan...

Yemen President Says U.S., Israel Behind Unrest

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's embattled president on Tuesday accused the U.S., his closest ally, of instigating the mounting protests against him, but ...

'Whoonga' A Threat To South African HIV Patients

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

HIV patients in the South African township of Umlazi live in fear of being robbed of their live-saving anti-retroviral drugs. They have become attr...

Iran Uses Tear Gas To Disperse Protesters: Reports

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Police used tear gas and batons Tuesday to disperse resurgent anti-government protesters demanding the release of opposition lead...

Couple Lose Foster Care Right Over Homosexuality Stance

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

LONDON — A British court has ruled that a Christian couple cannot care for foster children because they disapprove of homosexuality. Judges at ...

Argentine Dictators Go On Trial For Baby Thefts

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A long-awaited trial began Monday for two former Argentine dictators who allegedly oversaw a systematic plan to steal ...

Julian Assange Reportedly Claims 'Jewish' Conspiracy Against Him

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained about a Jewish smear campaign against WikiLeaks emanating from journalists in Britain, reports the editor ...

Libya Civil War Fears Rise As Violence Escalates

Posted 03.01.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi's forces battled poorly armed rebels Tuesday for control of towns near the capital trying to create a buffer zo...

NATO Apologizes For Killing 9 Afghan Civilians

Posted 03.02.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO's top commander in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday for the accidental killing of nine Afghan boys and ordered attack ...

Pirated Danish Family Anchor Near Somalia

Posted 03.02.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Danish family kidnapped by pirates has reached Somalia's coastline, officials and a pirate said Wednesday, likely meaning a l...

Lori Berenson's Life After Peruvian Prison

Posted 03.02.2011 | World

[Lori] Berenson wasn't under house arrest, but she might as well have been; the media frenzy surrounding her release on May 27 meant that during her f...

Mexico President Visits U.S. Amid Tension

Posted 03.02.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The human and financial costs of Mexico's drug war, diplomatic cable leaks, the influx of U.S. arms and a wave of anti-immigration...

Bradley Manning Charged: Alleged WikiLeaks Source Faces 'Aiding Enemy' Charge

Posted 03.02.2011 | World

The U.S. military has filed 22 charges against alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning. According to NBC News, Manning is facing a charge of "aiding ...

Germany Shooting Suspect Admits Targeting American Troops

Posted 03.03.2011 | World

FRANKFURT, Germany — Arid Uka grew up in a well-kept immigrant neighborhood in Frankfurt as the son of a relatively prosperous, not all that rel...

Ivory Coast Forces Kill 6 Women In Protest

Posted 03.03.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Soldiers backing Ivory Coast's defiant leader mowed down women protesting his refusal to leave power in a hail of gunfire...

Swat Valley: A Return To Hell

Posted 03.03.2011 | World

On a sunny afternoon last fall, I took a Chinook helicopter flight to the grounds of a former boarding school in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where I drank...

WikiLeaks: How The Cola War Was Won In Libya

Posted 03.03.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unpublished U.S. diplomatic cable obtained by WikiLeaks tells the previously undisclosed story of how an American corporate...

Child Pornography Curbs Meet Resistance In Japan

Posted 03.04.2011 | World

Faced with mounting foreign and domestic pressure, Japan's government has been forced to rethink how to handle the country's huge market in child porn...

Libya Protesters Hit With Tear Gas In Tripoli

Posted 03.04.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi fired tear gas at protesters who marched in Tripoli on Friday, calling for the Libyan leader's ...

Yemen Protest Leaves 4 Killed By Army: Witnesses

Posted 03.04.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Soldiers opened fire at anti-government protesters Friday in northern Yemen, killing four people and wounding seven as demonstrations...

Marines In Afghanistan Await Taliban Move In Deadly Valley

Posted 03.04.2011 | World

SANGIN, Afghanistan — The cacophony of gunfire and bombing that dominated this southern river valley in the fall has dropped to a whisper, but U...

Indonesians Try To Save Maid From Beheading

Posted 03.04.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesians are campaigning to raise half a million dollars to stop the beheading of a maid in Saudi Arabia, asking for donatio...

Raymond Kelly, New York Police Commissioner, Receives George F. Kennan Award

Posted 03.04.2011 | World

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly was presented with the George F. Kennan Award for distinguished public service on Wednesday at a bl...