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Shocking video shows Egyptian police van running into crowd of protesters

A video broadcast by Al Jazeera Thursday apparently showed an Egyptian police van charging into a crowd of peaceful protesters. Egypt’s police have largely vanished as a visible presence in Cairo since protesters took over Tahrir Square, but many have accused them of simply going underground and working to lead…

Egypt’s undercover police behind museum looting, group claims

Egyptian security forces have been caught trying to loot priceless artifacts from the museum in Cairo and commit other acts of violence “in an attempt to stoke fear of instability,” a rights group claimed Tuesday. Human Rights Watch emergency director Peter Bouckaert told The Washington Post that police identification cards…

Karzai: Private contractors ‘looting and stealing,’ working with terrorists

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday defended his decision to ban private security contractors from operating in public in Afghanistan, saying many of the organizations tasked with providing security are engaging in terrorist activities, working with “Mafia-like” organizations and “looting and stealing from the Afghan people.” Karzai also speculated that…

Haiti PM begs for help as looting grips devastated Port-au-Prince

Haiti’s premier begged foreign donors Monday to back the reconstruction of his quake-hit country as fresh looting and chaotic food hand-outs underscored the grim conditions facing survivors. Nearly two weeks after the disaster, which killed around 150,000 people and left a million homeless, international powers meeting in Montreal heard that…

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