A 25-year-old contestant on the French adaptation of hit reality show Survivor has died during filming in Cambodia.
The capital of Syria has the illusion of calm.
The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat used to be called “the great survivor.” Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad may be succeeding to the title. Many observers had expected Barack Obama to use a much-anticipated speech on the Middle East to call for Assad to step down, much as Washington has demanded that Muammar Gaddafi relinquish power in Libya.
A strong earthquake rumbled deep beneath mountainous regions northeast of Kabul early Friday, waking residents and sending some into the streets.
Saudi Arabia’s campaign against the al Qaeda terrorist network has led to "massive human rights violations" by security forces, including torture and the arrests of non-violent reformists, the human rights group Amnesty International reported Tuesday.
The lawyer for three of the Pakistani men arrested in anti-terrorism raids in England this month said Wednesday that he will fight their deportation. The three are among 11 Pakistani nationals who were released without charge Tuesday and Wednesday after up to 14 days in detention.
Britain should refer suspicious student visa applications to Pakistan as a way to help prevent terrorism, the country’s high commissioner to Britain said Friday. Wajid Hasan’s suggestion came the same week that 12 people were arrested in Britain with suspected links to al Qaeda.