UN chief leads outrage over media deaths

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Thursday led international outrage at the growing number of journalist killings, as the bodies of two dead photographers were found in Mexico on World Press Freedom Day. Ban told a press freedom at the UN headquarters that journalists now face “dire threats” and highlighted that more than 60 were killed […]

Opposition calls Assad’s Amnesty offer: Too late

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a general amnesty on Tuesday, state television said, after ten weeks of protests against his 11-year rule and a military crackdown which has drawn international condemnation. The amnesty covers “all members of political movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood,” it said.