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The death of Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad robs the Egyptian human rights movement of one of its ablest defenders in its hour of greatest need.
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.
Janessa Robinson stands with a sign that reads "I'm afraid to have a child one day," Thursday afternoon in front of the White House.
The Black community is, in large part, coming together to speak out against the tragedy of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo.
New councilor has roots in community activism LaKeisha Jackson replaces retired councilman Vernon Brown.
Macau chief executive Fernando Chui is widely expected to be "re-elected" on Sunday after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy, taking a much harder line on the gambling hub than leaders have in neighboring Hong Kong.
It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
An image grab taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Thursday, shows young men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province.
Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who defended Islamists, atheists and homosexuals alike and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable for torture and abuse.
ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.
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Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights. . Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clashed with President Bashar Assad's forces, seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Understanding all the players, alliances and political stakes in the rapidly shifting crisis in Ukraine can be challenging for anyone unfamiliar with Eastern Europe and its history.
The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction.
In 1989, she built an award-winning song publishing company. When time allowed, Leslie would embark on protest trips to Washington DC with NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 03:23 am
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