12 sentenced to life in prison in Bahrain

A court in Bahrain has sentenced twelve anti-regime protesters to life in prison as pressure on dissidents mounts in the country.
 

Pakistan army seeks Geo TV shutdown

Pakistan's military officials have called for the closure of one of the country's top-rating TV stations over an assassination dispute.
 

Top court upholds affirmative action ban

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that states have the right to ban the consideration of race in the college admission process, dealing another defeat to advocates of affirmative action.
 

Iran denies role in Bahrain uprising

Iran has denied having a role in Bahrain’s uprising after a court in the Persian Gulf kingdom handed prison sentences to 14 individuals over links to the Islamic Republic.
 

'London using Scotland as N-graveyard'

A large part of the Scottish population believes that London is using their territory as a nuclear graveyard, an investigative journalist tells Press TV.
 

Sleep disorder, brain disease linked

New study has demonstrated that sleep behavior disorder can be a warning sign of degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
 

In Yemen, drones don't kill innocents

When US military strikes kill civilians, it seems there's always someone ready to claim that US weaponry doesn't kill anyone who doesn't deserve it.
 

Bitcoin’s future may lie in space

Bitcoin miners hope a new initiative from Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc.
 

'Kiev junta turned to Berkut special forces out of fear of losing power'

RT: First Kiev blamed the Berkut for the Maidan killings and then disbanded the police group, however, now it's calling for their support.
 

Syrian MP first-ever challenger for first-ever presidential election

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Turkey offers condolences to Armenia

Turkey has, for the first time, offered condolences to the descendants of the victims of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops during the First World War.
 

UN aid chiefs make impassionate call for Syria access

Aid chiefs warn worst days seem yet to come for civilians remaining in cities experiencing heavy fighting.
 

Dire economy makes Israelis sell organs

Many young Israeli women agree to sell their organs because of their dire economic situation, police report says.
 

Police brigadier general killed in Cairo bomb attack

Police lieutenant killed in gunfight with wanted "terrorist elements" in Egypt
 

Suspended general returned to Pentagon

Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., the commander of US Army forces in Japan, who was rebuked by the Army for mishandling of a sexual-assault case involving a Japanese woman, returned to the Pentagon soon after his suspension “to take another important position,” a new report reveals.
 

Egypt jails 19 anti-govt. protesters

An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 anti-government protesters to ten years in prison each, judicial sources say.
 

Syria opposition seeks more Saudi aid

Syria’s foreign-backed opposition has asked Saudi Arabia to increase its support for militants fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
 

Kiev urged to withdraw troops from east

Russia has urged Kiev’s acting government to immediately withdraw its army units from Ukraine’s eastern regions to ease the escalating crisis in the country.
 

Israeli strike on Gaza injures several

An Israeli airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip has injured several people, shortly after two major Palestinian groups signed a unity deal there.
 

Syria announces first pres. candidate

Syria has announced the name of its first presidential candidate in the country’s upcoming election scheduled to be held in June.