Tahrir Square on Wednesday, a day after another round of clashes between police and protesters, resembled its old war-zone self.
The use of rubber bullets by South African police against striking public-sector workers in Soweto erstwhile cauldron of antiapartheid protest carries a symbolic significance that will send shockwaves through the country. But it also marks a milestone in the slow transition by the ruling African National Congress from being a rebel movement that reflexively backed striking workers to being a government that can’t afford to heed their demands
By Thursday afternoon, it was hard to recognize the voice of Nino Burjanadze, the Georgian opposition leader, who normally speaks as though she has a bullhorn built into her throat.
“What do you think about before you go on a raid?” the slim, beautiful wife asks the handsome Mexican federal police officer after he’s just busted 23 tons of cocaine. “That they don’t kill me,” the dashing federal replies as emotional music kicks in
After torturous deliberations, a jury acquits John Hinckley “As to the first count, not guilty, by reason of insanity.” There was a gasp in the courtroom.
The women and children waited until early morning of April 28 and then they fled in their hundreds. Most of the Syrians walked the few short kilometers from their hometown of Tall Kalakh, a cluster of low-slung cream-colored homes scattered on a gently sloping hill, toward the sleepy Lebanese village of Al-Boqia’a just across the river that demarcates the border, a two-hour drive north of Beirut
Israeli police on Tuesday arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic movement in Israel, in the third consecutive day of unrest in East Jerusalem, police said. Salah, an Israeli-Arab and former mayor of the Haifa District city of Umm el-Fahm, was arrested in Wadi Joz in East Jerusalem and was being questioned by police for incitement, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmulik ben Rubi said.
Authorities are pursuing a suspect in Saturday’s fatal shooting at a mall in Tukwila, Washington, a police spokesman said Sunday. A shooter killed one man and wounded another at Westfield Southcenter mall in what was probably a gang-related incident, said Tukwila police Sgt.