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Group: Angry mob targets radio station in north Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interf...

Afghan intel agency says it killed council member in battle

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces killed a provincial council member suspected of ties with the Taliban during a gunbattle in western Ghor province, the Afghan intelligence service said late Thu...

Cambodia: Activists slam 'politicized' trial of opposition

Cambodia resumed Thursday the trial of dozens of opposition members in Phnom Penh, which activists described as a politicized human rights violation. The defendants are accused of expressing on soci...

Nostalgia for old era challenges Tunisia’s democratic gains

MONASTIR, Tunisia (AP) — Flanked by columns of private security, Tunisian lawmaker Abir Moussi recently swept onto a stage to address an adoring crowd at a rally filled with symbols evoking the North ...

Journalist Zhang Jialong jailed for 'disturbing the peace' in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the flurry of arrests and convictions of journalists in China, former Caijing magazine and Tencent Finance reporter Zhang Jialong (張賈龍) has been sentenced to one and ...

Pro-democracy activists heartened by US system's resilience

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Stunned and riveted by the riot that engulfed the U.S. Capitol, pro-democracy and human rights campaigners around the world also were reassured -- because, ultimately, democracy he...

Family asks for help in release of Kashmir separatist leader

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The family of a prominent separatist leader from disputed Kashmir who is being held in an Indian jail for alleged anti-state activities appealed Monday to the United Nations for help ...

Gunmen kill prominent journalist in western Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan journalist and human rights activist was shot and killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in western Afghanistan, the fifth journalist to be killed in the war-ravag...

Morocco detains rights activist; he blames political motives

RABAT (AP) — Moroccan prosecutors have announced the arrest of a prominent academic on suspicion of money laundering. Maati Monjib joins a growing list of dissident voices detained i...

Moroccan journalist appears before judge on espionage charge

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A prominent Moroccan journalist and activist appeared before an investigating judge in Casablanca on Thursday to face charges of spying in a case that has raised concerns over pr...

Missing Pakistani activist Karima Baloch found dead in Toronto

Karima Mehrab, a Pakistani human rights activist who had fled Pakistan to Canada in 2015, was found dead in Toronto, Canadian police revealed on Tuesday. Mehrab disappeared near Lake Ontario on Sunda...

Taiwan ex-ambassador donates rare piano to Czech concert hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Ambassador-at-large Maysing Yang (楊黃美幸) donated a rare piano to a concert hall in the Czech Republic to thank the people of the Central European country for standin...

Is India's Gujarat providing a model for 'Muslim discrimination'?

In February 2002, a train carrying Hindu pilgrims was set on fire near a junction in Godhra, a small city in India's western state of Gujarat. Dozens of people were killed, and local Muslims were ...

Morocco's police disperse protest against ties with Israel

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities on Monday dispersed a group of activists who tried to hold a protest outside the parliament building in the capital to denounce the country's recent decision...

Obama, Patti Smith among PEN America honorees

NEW YORK (AP) — Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic. Those honored by the liter...