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Rights groups urged Egypt's army-backed government on Tuesday to investigate mass killings of protesters by security forces during the dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in August after Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was deposed.
On Monday, a group of nearly 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon to demand an Article 5 Convention.
Razan Zaitouneh, a prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who went into hiding for her widely publicised work on atrocities committed by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, has been kidnapped in a rebel-held town, activists said on Tuesday.
Four prominent human rights activists were abducted Tuesday from their office in a rebel-held town outside Damascus, an Syrian opposition group said, dpa reported.
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Lots of lawmakers have been accused of devilish behavior, but Oklahoma's state capitol may become the first to actually have a monument to Satan.
An image released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on December 4, 2013 shows the Armenian Catholic Church of the Martyrs in the Syrian city of Raqqa, with Islamist black and white flags replacing the cross on the dome and the bell below and the name of Al-Qaeda's front group, Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria , painted in big ... (more)
Bahraini riot police face protesters amid smoke of tear gas during clashes following an anti-regime demo heading to "Pearl Square" after a religious procession marking Ashura on November 15, 2013 in the village of Daih, west of the capital Manama.
Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, who barely left her husband's bedside in the final six months of his life, has hardly been seen in the wake of his death.
Amnesty International says it has filed suit before a British tribunal, arguing it may have been targeted by blanket snooping on its activities.
A legal challenge to a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die is set to go to trial.
A woman puts on a helmet as she stands next to a Lamborghini during the sport cars 2012 Super Show in Shanghai June 23, 2012.
The trial of three leading Egyptian pro-democracy activists accused of attacking security forces outside a courthouse was adjourned Sunday without a verdict, local media reported, dpa reported.
Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment.
It was fitting that on the national day of prayer Sunday for the late Nelson Mandela, the pews and every available standing space at Regina Mundi Catholic Church were filled to capacity with congregants, tourists and members of the press.
Rocky Jones was in the public eye for more than four decades as a social activist on matters of human rights, race and poverty.