British activist Elaine Martha forms a victory sign with her ...
Feb 17th, 2012
(Reuters) - British activist Elaine Martha forms a victory sign with her fingers while showing her British passport, next to U.S. activist Medea Benjamin (L), as they sit in a police car after being arrested by women riot police for participating in a march to Al Farook Junction, formerly known as Pearl Square, in Budaiya, west of Manama February 17, 2012. Bahrain authorities deported four more foreign activists in the past 24 hours, saying that all four obtained tourism visas but participated in illegal demonstrations, according to the Information Ministry. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN) -
A treasure trove of ancient bibles and rare Greek and Hebrew texts are being made available to the public through a website set up by the Vatican and Oxford University. A priceless 1455 copy of the Gutenberg Bible -- the first major book to be printed with movable type in the West and one of fewer than 50 surviving copies -- went online Tuesday in ... [Full Article]
Ahmad Maher, a symbol of the popular uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, turned himself in to the authorities on Saturday after an order was issued for his arrest for defying a new law restricting demonstrations. The protest law, passed a week ago by the army-backed interim government, has provoked an outcry among rights groups. Th... [Full Article]
President Barack Obama said on Thursday he intends to propose National Security Agency reforms to reassure Americans that their privacy is not being violated by the agency. "Part of what we're trying to do over the next month or so is, having done an independent review and brought a whole bunch of folks, civil libertarians and lawyers and... [Full Article]
Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (AFP) - Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon won a crushing victory in presidential elections to secure a fourth term at the helm of the poorest state in the former Soviet Union, the election commission said Thursday. "The respected Emomali Rakhmon is re-elected president of the Republic of Tajikistan," election comm... [Full Article]
US Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that China must take steps to reduce tensions in the Asia-Pacific to protect its growing stake in regional peace and stability. Biden, speaking to about 60 US business leaders in China, expressed alarm over the country's move to expand military influence in the skies over the East China Sea, and sai... [Full Article]