Two Italians kidnapped in southern Libya, foreign ministry says

Two Italians kidnapped in southern Libya, foreign ministry says

Two Italian citizens and a Canadian have been kidnapped in southern Libya, Italy’s foreign ministry said on Monday. A spokeswoman for the ministry confirmed Italian media reports that the pair had been seized in the desert, but gave no further details. The foreign ministry and its crisis unit were following the situation, the spokeswoman said. […]

Sudan denies plans to free woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Sudan denies plans to free woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Sudan on Sunday retracted claims by a foreign ministry spokesman that a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for allegedly abandoning the Muslim faith would shortly be released, saying the official’s remarks had been taken “out of context”. Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim but who was raised solely by her Christian mother, was convicted […]

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

ANKARA: Turkey’s top court ruled on Thursday that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedom, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back. YouTube was banned in Turkey on March 27 after the site was used to spread audio recordings where senior government, military and intelligence officials are allegedly […]