John Ringgold

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Israel's right defies rabbinate over Al-Aqsa

<i>NOTICE AND WARNING: ENTERING THE TEMPLE MOUNT AREA IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN BY JEWISH LAW DUE TO THE SACRED NATURE OF THE SITE- ISRAEL CHIEF RABBINATE</i><p>There's no missing these signs that have been in place since Israeli's occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967; and there has been no change whatsoever in …

The Paradox of the First Black President

The Paradox of the First Black President<p>As the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: <b>Did Barack Obama do</b> …

Civil Rights

A growing identity crisis for Iraqi Kurds

<b>Sulaimania, Iraq -</b> "Someone must have slandered Josef K, for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested," reads the opening line of Franz Kafka's 1925 novel, The Trial.<p>Substitute Josef K for Karwan, Diyar or Hazhar, and the story might as well be taking place in Iraq's …

Five Supreme Court cases to watch that could make history

Last year the Supreme Court decided several momentous cases involving some of America's most contentious topics, including same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The new term, which begins Monday, is also full of controversial cases that could help shape the emerging identity of the Roberts court and …

Brazil's brutal prison system in crisis proves a tough cage to rattle

Victoria Pereira, age 12, was alone at home watching TV on Oct. 2, 2013. A news bulletin caught her attention – about a riot at the Pedrinhas prison complex, where her dad had been taken 10 days before. The newscaster said three prisoners had been killed – that one had been decapitated, in fact. …

Brazil

Assad says no peace settlement until war against terrorists is won

By Liz Sly<p>Liz Sly<p>Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that there can be no reforms in Syria until “terrorism” has been vanquished, dampening speculation that Russia’s military intervention might herald …

Syria

Guinea election: Nzerekore under curfew after clashes

<b>Guinea's authorities imposed an overnight curfew on the second city of Nzerekore after clashes left at least one person dead, local media report.</b><p>Fighting broke out on Saturday after a campaign visit from President Alpha Conde who is running for re-election.<p>Backers of the president clashed with …

Middle East Unrest

Displaced and hungry after South Sudan's peace deal | Human Rights

<b>Koch, South Sudan</b> <b>-</b> Cradles and baskets balanced on their heads, thousands of women and children streamed in from the bush to two outposts in the swamps of Koch county in Unity state, the heart of South Sudan's civil war.<p>"I came here because at home we have nothing - no food," said Nyapar Kueth, …

He was a U.S. ally in Africa. Now he's on trial for crimes against humanity

He was our man in Africa.<p>Hissene Habre, who ruled Chad in the 1980s, was a U.S. ally in good standing even as his government killed tens of thousands of people and filled prisons with enemies who were starved, beaten and tortured.<p>Last week he finally had to face victims of those times in court. …

Africa

Extreme Poverty Expected to Fall Below 10% of Global Population for First Time

Fewer than 10% of the world’s population will live in extreme poverty for the first time by the end of 2015, according to the World Bank, moving one …

How corrupt is South Africa? | Africa

Protesters have marched in Pretoria, Capetown and Durban, denouncing rampant corruption.<p>The anti-corruption activists say the march was in support of transparent funding models for South Africa’s political parties. They say there is a need to bring an end to state-owned enterprises being used to …

South Africa