Push to Find Lebanon’s ‘Disappeared’ Grows

BEIRUT— It has been more than three decades since her child went missing but, deprived of answers, Mariam Saidi remains compelled to remember Maher through painting. Mariam’s son was 15 years old and fighting for the Lebanese communist party [...]

Ferguson Protests Move to Retailers

In the central United States, protesters in suburban Ferugson, Missouri, have moved their demonstrations against a grand jury’s failure to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager to major retailers. Dozens of [...]

Native Americans Work to Save Language

FORT YATES, NORTH DAKOTA— One evening a week, young and old gather in Michael Moore’s classroom in Fort Yates, North Dakota, to learn Lakota — the language of their Sioux tribal ancestors. For many of the students here at Sitting Bull [...]

Japanese Newspaper Apologizes for Using the Term ‘Sex Slaves’

Japan’s largest newspaper issued an apology Friday for having used the term “sex slave” and “other inappropriate expressions” in place of the euphemistic term “comfort women,” to describe up to 200,000 women who were forced to [...]

China Rebukes Turkey Over Uighur Refugees

China on Friday lashed out at Turkey for offering shelter to roughly 200 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang. They were rescued from a human-smuggling camp in Thailand. Thai police found the group in March and Chinese officials [...]

China Activists Tried for ‘Disturbing Order’

Two Chinese human rights activists are standing trial Friday on charges of “disturbing public order,” becoming the latest dissidents to be prosecuted by Beijing. Guo Feixiong and Sun Desheng were arrested in August 2013 after taking [...]

Bombs, Gunmen Kill Scores in Kano, Nigeria

ABUJA —At least 35 people have died in a series of explosions, followed by gunfire, outside the Grand Mosque in Kano, Nigeria, while the building was crowded with people attending Friday prayers. Police spokesman Mustafa Abubakar said “after [...]

Pope Urges End to Fundamentalism, Terror

Pope Francis called for an end to fundamentalism and terrorism through a greater interfaith dialogue based on all believers having the same rights. During a joint news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Friday, [...]

Syrian Migrants Are Latest to Try Perilous Sea Journey

GENEVA—Thousands of migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, are continuing to make the deadly Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe each year, the International Organization for Migration said. In Italy alone, more than [...]

Kabul District Heavily Guarded After Attack

An upscale neighborhood in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is being guarded by Afghan security forces after Taliban fighters staged an attack the night before. Witnesses said multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district [...]

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