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U.S. hosts talks to save oceans under ‘siege’

US Secretary of State John Kerry launches an unprecedented global effort Monday to save the world's oceans under siege from overfishing, climate change and pollution. Heads of government and state as well as ministers from some 80 countries will gather……

Protesters run Mubarak thugs out of Tahrir Square: reports

Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square ran pro-Mubarak counter-protesters out of the area in the early morning hours of Thursday, eyewitnesses reported. It was a surprising show of force by pro-reform demonstrators who spent the day under siege from pro-Mubarak crowds who physically assaulted protesters and, according to many reporters, deliberately…

Israel expels Rachel Corrie activists, defends Gaza siege

Seven of 19 activists from the Rachel Corrie aid ship which tried to run the Gaza siege were expelled from Israel on Sunday as calls grew for an end to the crippling blockade of the Hamas-ruled enclave. The remaining 12 would be deported later on Sunday, an Israeli official said,…

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