Three women in Iran spoke to the BBC by phone this week about their hopes and concerns for their country on the eve of a presidential election.
Saudi Arabia’s got immigration woes not unlike the US but the Kingdom has given its undocumented immigrants until July 3rd to get their papers in order or risk deportation. This would apply to millions of people.
Sporadic clashes between Turkish police and protesters continued throughout Tuesday in Taksim Square in central Istanbul, as Prime Minister Erdogan warned that he will not show “any more tolerance” for protests.
Army Private Bradley Manning is on trial for a massive leak of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Edward Snowden is the former CIA employee who’s in the news now for admitting he leaked documents revealing the government’s surveillance of phone and Internet records.
Cyber warfare is a central concern for Washington in its dealings with China but this week has seen concerns mounting about America’s own cyber-snooping.
Rescue helicopters in southern Germany have been plucking families from rooftops as floodwaters continue to threaten the town of Deggendorf. Thousands of people were moved from the town after levees along the Danube and Isar rivers broke.
A mouse-sized fossil from China has provided remarkable new insights into the origin of primates. At 55 million years old, it represents the earliest known member of this broad group of animals that includes humans.
Fierce fighting has been reported in the strategic Syrian town of Qusair, as rebels and government forces backed by Hezbollah militants fight for control.
The leaders of a House panel told Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday that they had serious concerns about the Justice Department’s gathering of phone records at The Associated Press.
The Guatemalan general who led the country through the bloodiest period of its long civil war, Efrain Rios Montt, has been jailed for 80 years for genocide and crimes against humanity in the early 1980s. BoingBoing’s Xeni Jardin has been tweeting the trial and its aftermath.
Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried at an undisclosed location, Massachusetts police say.
A woman is pulled alive from the ruins of a building that collapsed 17 days ago in Bangladesh, as the army says the death toll has risen above 1,000.
Uli Hoeneß had it all: As a soccer star in the 1970s, he was instrumental in the Euro 72 and 74 World Cup triumphs of Germany’s national team before becoming a very successful general-manager with his club Bayern Munich. Now, Hoeneß is under investigation for allegedly evading taxes on assets deposited in a Swiss bank account.
Whether Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev reached out to insurgents during his six-month stay in the Caucasus region last year is a key question for US investigators right now.
Fiona Hill, an expert on Chechnya and the Caucasus at the Brookings Institution describes the history of the troubled region and how the Chechen diaspora got to America.