April 30, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
The Sudanese government said Sunday that it is ready to formally accept the peace deal mediated by the African Union for the war-torn region of Darfur. Majzoub al-Khalifa, head of the government negotiating team, said that Sudan is willing to sign the agreement despite some reservations and ...[read more]
April 30, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
Malawi Vice President Cassim Chilumpha has been arrested on treason charges for allegedly plotting to assassinate Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Henry Phoya said Saturday. Chilumpha was arrested late Friday evening and Phoya said he allegedly ...[read more]
April 30, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
The FBI issued a total of 9,254 National Security Letters (NSLs) in 2005 related to 3,501 US citizens and legal residents, according to a new US Department of Justice report. The NSLs allow the executive branch to gather information about individuals suspected in terrorism or espionage cases from ...[read more]
April 23, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
The Jerusalem District Court issued a landmark decision Sunday saying that the Palestinian Authority (PA) meets the legal requirements needed to be considered a state and that therefore Israel has no legal jurisdiction over it. The statement was made in a ruling in a civil case between the ...[read more]
April 23, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
In 2005 sixteen Nazi war criminals were convicted for atrocities during World War II in Italy, Germany and Poland, a marked increase in convictions over the previous year, according to a new report issued by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The report praised countries that pursued the prosecutions ...[read more]
April 23, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
Thousands of Nepalese pro-democracy protesters marched toward Kathmandu Sunday despite an all-day curfew that was imposed on the city and surrounding areas last week. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators and several injuries were reported. Large demonstrations and clashes ...[read more]
April 23, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
A US federal prosecutor said Friday that proceeding with a US trial of former Russian nuclear energy minister Yevgeny Adamov on charges of fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion for diverting to his own use as much as $9 million in US aid earmarked for security improvements at Russian nuclear ...[read more]
April 20, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
A travel ban on Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has been extended for another year, Vanunu's lawyer said Thursday. Israel's Ministry of Justice has rejected Vanunu's appeal, saying that he could reveal more military secrets. Vanunu has said he had no more secrets to tell... ...[read more]
April 20, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
Svetlana Bakhmina, a lawyer for the Russian oil company Yukos, was convicted Wednesday of tax evasion and embezzlement for her part in a scheme to strip assets worth over $300 million from a Yukos subsidiary. Bakhmina was sentenced to seven years at a high-security penal colony. Bakhmina pleaded... ...[read more]
April 13, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has called for a quick return to the debate on immigration reform when the Senate reconvenes on April 25. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Reid noted the large demonstrations that have occurred throughout the US in recent weeks ...[read more]

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