It's not rare for Tunisians to be arrested for homosexuality, but the case has generated widespread attention after the accused went public and received unprecedented support from local and international human rights groups.
A judge is forcing Maryland to overhaul its treatment of transgender inmates due to one woman's lawsuit that alleges guards at one Maryland facility treated her like a "circus act" and encouraged her to commit suicide.
At one point an officer appears to clip the boy in the face with a nightstick, but Stockton police say that the teenager was resisting arrest and that the officers complied with department protocol.
India's Hindu nationalist government has proposed that farmers cope with depleted water tables and soil depletion by meditating near crops, in order to make them grow more efficiently. Experts call it quackery.
US Central Command Chief General Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the $500 million program to train and equip 5400 Syrian rebels this year is "much smaller than we hoped."
While some see a cruel mockery of the migrants and refugees flooding into Europe, others see a searing indictment of the continent’s apathy toward the crisis.
The five-year statute of limitations on criminal charges stemming from the financial crisis is long past, and it's unclear if the new initative will translate to more corporate accountability.
A coalition of fighters, including the al-Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front, have completely expelled the Syrian army from the province of Idlib.
Naguib Sawiris says he wants to dub the island Independence, and build a shelter for refugees halfway between the homes they're fleeing and their destinations in Western Europe.
Colombia has spent millions of dollars to procure high-end surveillance technology that can intercept cellphone calls, capture text messages, and sort through personal information to create profiles of citizens.
The move is coming under fire from police reform advocates, who say it doesn't go far enough, and from the New York police union, which called it a “new burden” on officers
A decline in federal prosecutions of white-collar crime and the circulation of personnel between the DOJ and corporate law has raised questions about the Obama administration's handling of the finance industry.
A multibillion-dollar industry has developed to track your images online and in the real world, and it's completely unregulated by the United States government.
Key allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took to the streets after his relative killed a high-ranking army officer who "overtook him at a crossroads."
In First US Republican Debate, 10 Candidates Spar on Immigration, Islamic State, and... Donald Trump
Donald Trump spoke for more time than any other candidate in the debate and delivered an entertaining performance, but the brash American businessman failed to fully dominate the debate.
As Iran's nuclear deal with the US and five other world powers is being debated, the Islamic republic might be trying to erase evidence of past nuclear weapons activity.
In a major foreign policy address on Wednesday, the president said the choice is between the deal or war.
Recent polls suggest Americans are at odds over the agreement — even though most people aren't familiar with the details of the highly technical accord.
A compromise by the organization will allow some troops to maintain their bans, while encouraging more liberal chapters to enact their own leadership policies.
Critics charge that the Obama administration has upgraded Malaysia's trafficking status to include it in a massive free trade deal, elevating economic issues over human rights.