When France temporarily blocked trains from Italy headed to French coastal destinations over the weekend, the move marked a dramatic escalation in the two countries’ spat over how to handle migrants fleeing unrest in North Africa and raised legal questions about fundamental travel accords long embraced many European Union member states.
The young Eritrean woman was exhausted, famished and dehydrated after spending four days in March lost in the Mediterranean Sea. She had been on a fishing boat with nearly 300 African migrants, crammed so tightly that she couldn’t move
Madagascar is an island nation in limbo.
Madagascar is an island nation in limbo. A 2009 coup, in which the opposition leader toppled the country’s President with army backing, has created a stalemate with no single party able to form a transitional government
Libyans opposed to longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi vowed to hit the streets again Sunday, declaring a violent crackdown by protection forces because demonstrations began last week has energized their ranks. Benghazi, the North African nation’s second-largest city and hub of its eastern province, was home to a number of the bloodiest clashes Saturday. Still, an […]
Three people were sentenced Saturday to up to 15 years in prison over a series of syringe stabbings that triggered unrest in China’s western city of Urumqi, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
On Sunday, Iran’s state TV broadcast a wrenching and stunning 20-minute confession from a well-known public figure. But former Vice President Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a reformist cleric, was clearly not himself. For one, he was not allowed to wear his clerical robe, and he had lost visible weight