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Belarus targets rights activists, journalists with raids

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists in a crackdown that...

Israel faces calls to let jailed Palestinian attend funeral

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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian activists and human rights groups have called on Israel to allow a prominent jailed lawmaker to attend her daughter's...

Feds charge 4 in Iran plot to kidnap US journalist, 4 others

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NEW YORK — An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to...

In long-awaited speech, Biden to decry voting restrictions

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and...

Franklin mixed-use development moves forward

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A mixed-use development proposed on Franklin’s northside inched closer to approval during a public hearing Tuesday night. Indianapolis developer Platinum Properties Management Company, LLC is...

Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

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WASHINGTON — Facing a call to “save American democracy,” the Biden administration has unveiled new efforts to help protect voting rights amid growing complaints...

File on deputy shooting of Arkansas teen goes to prosecutors

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas State Police on Friday handed over to prosecutors the results of its investigation into a deputy's fatal shooting of...

Hungary activists vow to resist LGBT law, symbol of EU rift

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Activists in Hungary erected a 10-meter-high (30-foot-high) rainbow-colored heart opposite the country's neo-Gothic parliament on Thursday, vowing to wage a civil...

Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new efforts to help protect voting rights as complaints have grown louder from civil rights activists...

Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s embattled president, killed at 53

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, a former banana producer and political neophyte who ruled Haiti for more than four years as the...