March 15, 2009 |
Irish nationalist gangs hurled gasoline bombs at police after three alleged IRA dissidents were arrested on suspicion of killing two British soldiers in an attack apparently aimed at triggering wider violence in Northern Ireland. Police arrested Colin Duffy, 41, the best-known Irish republican in Lurgan, a religiously divided town southwest of Belfast, and two other suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents in the mainly Roman Catholic village of Bellaghy in the attack last weekend.
February 21, 2009 |
South Africa's new COPE party, seen as the first challenge to the ruling ANC, has chosen a Methodist bishop, the Rev. Mvume Dandala, as its presidential candidate in the April elections. Congress of the People, or COPE, formed in December by dissidents from the ruling African National Congress, said Friday that Dandala had been nominated by party structures across South Africa. The April 22 parliamentary elections are expected to be the most closely contested since apartheid ended in 1994.
November 4, 2008 |
In a landscape stuffed with Popular Fronts, People's Parties, Freedom Parties, Democratic Congresses and dozens of other Alliances, Conventions and Movements, the South African dissidents seeking to brand their new political party are finding it difficult to be original.
April 8, 2008 |
Relatives of victims killed in Northern Ireland's deadliest attack launched a civil action in Belfast against five people they believe were behind the 1998 Omagh bombing. Families of those killed had reacted with outrage in December when a judge criticized the police investigation into the attack and acquitted a man of the murders of 29 people. The only person so far jailed in connection with the attack, bar owner Colm Murphy from the Irish Republic, had his conviction quashed by a Dublin court in 2005.
September 12, 2006 |
As U.S. and Iraqi officials seek a way to disarm Shiite militias involved in the sectarian violence driving Iraq toward civil war, the paramilitary forces are splintering into more extreme groups that militia leaders say they are powerless to control. U.S.
October 7, 2005 |
For 30 years, there have been two keystones in Harriet E. Miers' life -- her job and her church. Both are in flux. While Miers waits to learn whether she will be confirmed as the latest justice of the Supreme Court, she is also consumed with a more private matter that, friends say, could have an equally profound effect on her life. She is among 200 people who have broken away from the Dallas church that has long been the nucleus of their community. At 10 a.m.