France: In Search of Bin Laden’s Urologist Osama Bin Laden may be in less danger from smart bombs than from kidney stones, according to a report in the French daily Le Figaro.
The young child known as the “balloon boy” appeared sickly on NBC’s “Today” show Friday morning. With his eyes adrift, 6-year-old Falcon Heene leaned his tiny head against his father before he vomited — right in front of the cameras.
A United Nations group will present a scathing report Tuesday on Israel’s conduct during its military offensive into Gaza that began late last year.
Iran is spending more time investigating the victims of torture and rape behind bars than investigating those who committed such abuses, a human rights group claimed Thursday. Amnesty International has been monitoring reports about the treatment of detainees arrested in the bloody fallout over the Islamic republic’s disputed June 12 presidential election.
Caster Semenya, the athlete at the center of a gender row, has appeared in a photo glamour shoot in her native South Africa.
Iranian authorities raided and shut down the offices of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi, an Iranian news agency reported Tuesday, one day after another prominent reformer’s office was raided. Brandishing a court order, representatives of the prosecutor entered the building in the Tehran neighborhood of Jamshidieh at 3 p.m., a spokesman for Karrubi’s party said, according to the Iranian Labor News Agency
They have dismissed him, attempted to silence him and threatened him with arrest. But Iran’s Islamic hardliners so far have failed to stifle opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi’s claims that post-election detainees have been abused — some even raped — behind bars
Legal action must be taken against Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi for claiming post-election detainees were being raped behind bars, said the governor of Tehran province, as hard-line criticism grew against the reformist. “If such a person has made such accusations that have infuriated the people and it is shown that he cannot prove them, then legal steps must be taken with regards to this person,” said Gov. Morteza Tamaddon, according to the Iran Labor News Agency.
The mass trial of a third round of detainees arrested in the aftermath of Iran’s disputed presidential election began on Sunday. Prosecutors read out charges against more than two dozen detainees who are being tried in the Revolutionary Court. The defendants are among more than 1,000 people arrested after the government cracked down on days of street protests following the June 12 election
A senior official with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is calling for the prosecution of two key opposition leaders and a former president, accusing them of fanning the protests that have gripped the nation since its disputed presidential election two months ago. Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi, along with former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, should be tried for attempting to lead a Western-backed “velvet revolution” that aimed to topple the regime, the official said.