- Myanmar's government accuses newspaper of contempt of court Updated: Jun-19-15 11:25 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year.
- Cameroon detains 84 children after raiding Quranic schools Updated: Jun-19-15 8:31 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Cameroonian authorities have been holding 84 children - some as young as 5 years old - for months without charge after officials accused their teachers at Quranic schools of running terrorist training camps, Amnesty International said Friday.
- Azerbaijan criticized over rights as European Games begin Updated: Jun-11-15 11:29 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan - Just over a mile from the gleaming white facade of Baku's new Olympic Stadium, an oil refinery tower lights up the sky. Its flame fits neatly with Azerbaijan's marketing line to would-be tourists - "the land of fire" - but it's also a powerful reminder of the oil wealth that made it possible to build the 68,000-seat arena.