Northern Ireland police find an abandoned van containing a device with 600 pounds of explosives in Newry.
Cuban authorities have released dozens of members of the "Ladies in White" group after detaining them, a dissident said Monday.
Thirteen Cubans who occupied a church in Havana in the hopes of meeting with the pope instead were escorted from the building late Thursday by police, the Havana Archdiocese said.
A Cuban prisoner who went on hunger strike to protest his arrest for taking part in a demonstration died Thursday, according to other dissidents in the country.
Chinese citizens donate money to dissident Ai Weiwei in the latest standoff between China's government and its people.
Outspoken dissident artist Ai Weiwei said he believes only a moral victory is possible against the Chinese government in his tax evasion case.
Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter joined Twitter to set the record straight about an interview she did abroad, but ended up arguing with one of the communist island's prominent dissidents online.
The Chinese government is ordering outspoken artist Ai Weiwei to pay 15 million yuan ($2.3 million) in back taxes, a move Ai calls "retaliation against a dissident."
Newly returned from three months out of the country, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh addressed his people Sunday, blaming "terrorists" for the deadly violence at anti-government protests.
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been released on bail -- apparently with conditions -- after he spent nearly three months in prison on charges of tax evasion, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.
He is China's most outspoken critic. But when he won his freedom after three months in prison, it came with a cost -- that he keep quiet.
A pro-government protest calling for the execution of accused insurgents overshadowed a smaller anti-government protest at Iraq's Tahrir Square Friday.
Live ammunition fired by Yemeni security forces left 11 protesters dead in Sanaa and Taiz on Wednesday, witnesses said, as a human rights group called for an end to the use of deadly force by government troops.
Cuba denied on Monday that the recent death of a dissident was caused by a police beating and accused "counterrevolutionaries" and the foreign media of "fabricating lies."
China has arrested a pro-democracy activist, the latest detention in the government's effort to prevent the Arab world's "Jasmine Revolution" from spreading into China, a human rights group said Wednesday.
Syrian security forces flooded the restive cities of Daraa and Latakia on Monday, patrolling the streets, protecting government buildings and in at least one case clashing with protesters, according to witnesses.
Escalating violence between Syrian security forces and anti-government protesters claimed 15 people Wednesday in the city of Daraa, witnesses and rights activists said. Syrian state television reported the government fired the governor of Daraa province, a flash point of anti-government protests.
Ten Cuban prisoners -- including a doctor nominated last month for the Nobel Peace Prize -- will be released from prison, the Roman Catholic Church said .
Dozens of anti-government demonstrators were wounded Tuesday when security forces fired into the air and shot tear gas into a crowd of tens of thousands of protesters who had massed in front of Sanaa University, witnesses said.
A large demonstration in downtown Amman on Friday ended peacefully a week after clashes erupted between pro-government and anti-government demonstrators near the Al Husseini Mosque.
Leaders of two tribal groups in Yemen say they will join protests demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's resignation following violent crackdowns on demonstrators in Aden.
Cuban dissidents remember hunger striker on first anniversary of his death. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected demands Monday that he step aside, comparing the anti-government protests in his country to a virus sweeping through the region.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the wounded during anti-government rallies in Yemen after gunfire broke out.
Witnesses say security agents on motorcycles are riding onto sidewalks to disperse opposition protests in Tehran, Iran.
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on the anti-government protests turning bloodier in Libya.
Libyans opposed to longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi vowed to hit the streets again Sunday, saying a violent crackdown by security forces since demonstrations began last week has energized their ranks.
As the ninth day of protests left six wounded Saturday, Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh blamed the roiling unrest on foreign agendas and a plot against Yemen's stability, according to the state-run Saba news agency.
Hurling rocks and brandishing sticks, demonstrators march through Sanaa, Yemen.
Hurling rocks and brandishing daggers and sticks, supporters of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh plunged into a crowd calling for his ouster in Sanaa on Friday as rising momentum in Yemen sprouted similar protests in other towns.
If everyone is packing a dagger, will protests turn into knife fights? CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
One person was killed and more that two dozen were hurt in a fresh round of anti-government protests in Yemen on Thursday, eyewitnesses and an opposition lawmaker reported.
Pro- and anti-government protesters clashed in Yemen's capital city Tuesday, with scuffles breaking out for at least the fifth day in the row, a witness said.
For at least the fourth day in a row, clashes broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital Monday morning.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Yemen, where anti-government demonstrators fill the streets.
Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched toward a presidential palace in Yemen on Sunday, calling for regime change in the Middle Eastern country.
Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched toward a presidential palace in Yemen on Sunday.
Arab affairs analyst Mona Eltahawy talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the changes for the Egyptian people.
Brief clashes erupted Saturday in Yemen between hundreds of pro- and anti-government demonstrators who staged rival rallies in the capital.
President John F. Kennedy once said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
Police in the Republic of Ireland released one man but were continuing to question four suspected IRA dissidents after the discovery of what officers described as "a bomb-making factory," they said Thursday.
An empty chair will represent Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas Wednesday when the European Parliament awards him a top human rights prize.
CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports on those who have lost freedom for criticizing Beijing's government.
Bomb attacks by dissidents in Northern Ireland nearly quadrupled over the past six months from the period before, a report from the Independent Monitoring Commission said Thursday.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was awarded the European Parliament's 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Thursday.
Two suspected dissident republicans were arrested after authorities found a bomb in their car, Irish police said Saturday.
Thai police Wednesday linked a powerful explosion at a suburban Bangkok apartment building to anti-government protesters.
Cuba is set to further empty its jails, adding at least another nine inmates to a list of those it plans to free, a human rights leader said Monday.
Police officers injured in clashes in Belfast, Northern Ireland, reports journalist Peter Taggart.
The summer marching season has long been an annual flashpoint between Northern Ireland's Protestant and Catholic communities, despite the peace process which has brought stability to the province in recent years.
Seven Cuban former political prisoners start new lives in Spain. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas ends his months-long hunger strike. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
Cuba's Roman Catholic church has identified 12 more jailed dissidents who are expected to be freed in what would be the largest Cuban prisoner release in more than a decade.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas said Thursday he ended his months-long hunger strike after the nation's Roman Catholic Church announced Wednesday that the Cuban government will soon release 52 political prisoners.
The number of political prisoners held in Cuba has dropped by 34 inmates since January, the island's unofficial commission on human rights and national reconciliation reported Monday.
Amnesty International report accuses Cuba of creating a climate of fear among journalists. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
Cuba has created a "climate of fear" among political activists and journalists working on the island nation, according to a report released Wednesday by the human rights group Amnesty International.
Cuban authorities released political dissident Darsi Ferrer this week. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
In the latest sign of compromise between Cuba and church leaders, Cuba's Roman Catholic Church says the government has agreed to free one jailed dissident and relocate six others to prisons closer to their homes.
CNN's David Ariosto reports on Cuba moving jailed dissidents to prisons closer to their families.
Cuba has begun moving some of its jailed dissidents to prisons that are closer to their homes, according to Elizardo Sanchez, head of Cuba's independent Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation.
Hundreds of pro-government demonstrators in Havana, Cuba, chanted "this street belongs to Fidel" as they surrounded a slow-moving march of human rights protesters Thursday.
Cuban President Raul Castro said Wednesday he regretted the death of a prisoner after a prolonged hunger strike, even as human rights activists reported 30 people were detained on the way to the dissident's funeral.
A Cuban dissident says he will starve himself to death unless the government releases 26 political prisoners.
CNN's Anjali Rao talks with Kwame Appiah of the Pen American Center about the jailing of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Heightening its warnings as anticipated anti-government protests approach, Iran's government says it will arrest protesters and hold them until April if they disrupt state-sanctioned marches to commemorate the overthrow of the Shah of Iran.
Sixteen opposition protesters went on trial Saturday in Iran on charges that they tried to overthrow the government, state-run media said.
CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the fallout over Iran's recent execution of two men for reasons that are not clear.
Former Czech President Vaclav Havel showed up at the Chinese Embassy in Prague Wednesday to protest the imprisonment of a Chinese dissident, the official Czech News Agency reported.
CNN's John Vause reports from Beijing on the trial of China's leading pro-democracy dissident.
A few hundred pro-government demonstrators swarmed Havana's streets on Thursday, encircling a small group of female protesters marching in support of International Human Rights Day.
Cuban dissidents holed up in a Havana house for 36 days started a liquids-only fast this week that led a doctor to order one of them to go home for health reasons, one of the protesters told CNN on Friday.
British mercenary Simon Mann, jailed last year for his part in plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea, has been granted a presidential pardon, the country's Information Ministry said Tuesday.
China sentences dissident Hu Jia to prison for alleged subversion. CNN's Jaime Florcruz reports.
First Lady Laura Bush visits a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
President Bush meets with U.S. troops in Seoul and thanks them for the sacrifices they've made.
Cuban officials on Monday accused the top U.S. diplomat in Havana of delivering private funds from American groups opposed to Fidel Castro to dissidents in Cuba.
I'm standing in an elevator on the ground floor of the Information Science and Technology building at Tsinghua University in Beijing. It's a cold, sunny morning. A stiff breeze has banished the city's habitual blanket of brownish-gray smog, and the air outside is crystalline. I start to introduce my translator to Shen Tong, an American entrepreneur, and his team of Chinese engineers and sales representatives. But Tong shakes his head sharply, and I fall silent. We are not alone.
Pakistan's two main opposition parties say they will form a new government. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Cuban state security agents followed anti-government protesters into a Catholic Church this week, detaining about a dozen dissidents after hitting and kicking some of them, according to witnesses.
Several military officers defied a deadline to surrender after storming out of their coup trial Thursday, taking over an upscale hotel and demanding that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign.
Internet giant Yahoo has settled a lawsuit brought by the families of a Chinese dissident and a journalist, who claim they were jailed after the company cooperated with Chinese authorities, according to court documents.
Images of a brutal crackdown are getting past Myanmar censors. CNN's John Vause reports. Viewer discretion advised.
Myanmar's military rulers arrested 13 leading dissidents on Wednesday in a series of midnight raids in Yangon designed to quash protests against rising fuel prices and falling living standards.
I'm standing in an elevator on the ground floor of the Information Science and Technology building at Tsinghua University in Beijing. It's a cold, sunny morning. A stiff breeze has banished the cit...
China has arrested outspoken human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on charges of inciting subversion, his lawyer said on Thursday, extending a government campaign to curb activists challenging its authority.
Thailand's opposition Democrat Party leader has rejected an offer from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to discuss ways to resolve the political impasse over plans to boycott next month's snap elections.
A freedom of speech group has accused Yahoo! of complying with the Chinese government's program of cracking down on dissident political speech on the Internet.
In what organizers called an unprecedented event, dissidents from groups opposed to Fidel Castro's communist regime gathered publicly Friday and chanted "Down with Fidel."
Workmen Thursday were putting the final touches on tile floors and toilets built in the back yard of a Cuban dissident, the venue for what would be -- if police don't stop it -- an unprecedented meeting of opponents of Cuba's communist government.
UNDER the infelicitous banner of ''corporate governance,'' institutional investors are banding together to demand -- and get -- a bigger say in how companies are run. The movement was led by the hu...