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Faisal Siddiqi, center, a lawyer for the family of Daniel Pearl, an American reporter who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan, leaves after an appeal hearing in the case, at the Supreme Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Pakistan's top court on Thursday adjourned for four weeks the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani man convicted over the 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan court adjourns Daniel Pearl murder case for 4 weeks

Oct. 22, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top court on Thursday adjourned for four weeks the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani man convicted over the 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The key suspect in...

Police and journalists outside a court in Glostrup, Denmark, where convicted murderer Peter Madsen will appear after his Tuesday's escape attempt, Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 2020. A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine made a brief escape from a suburban Copenhagen prison on Tuesday. (Photo: Liselotte Sabroe / Scanpix 2020)

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

Oct. 21, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine was remanded to custody Wednesday after he confessed to threatening several people as he attempted to break out of a suburban Copenhagen prison. Prosecutors said Peter Madsen threatened a...

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, attends the 16th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Family of slain Saudi journalist sues Saudi Crown Prince

Oct. 20, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of personally ordering Khashoggi's brutal execution in order to silence the high-profile government critic. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C.,...

Court: U.S. can't target reporters at Portland protests

Oct. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a split opinion, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has restored a court injunction that bans federal law enforcement from using force, threats or dispersal orders against journalists and legal observers who are working at protests in Portland, Oregon. The 2-1 ruling issued...

Basma Mostafa, a journalist for al-Manassa news website poses for a photo at a friend's apartment, in Cairo, Egypt, July 11, 2020. Egyptian authorities detained Mostafa after she traveled to the southern city of Luxor on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, to cover the alleged killing of a man during a police raid last week, her employer and family said Sunday. Rights lawyer Karim Abdel-Rady, who is also her husband, said his wife, the 30-year-old mother of two, appeared Sunday at the headquarters of Egypt's state security prosecution in the capital, Cairo. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt frees journalist detained while covering Luxor unrest

Oct. 7, 2020 7:45 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have released a local journalist detained over the weekend in the southern city of Luxor where she was covering the alleged killing of a man during a police raid, her lawyer said Wednesday. Basma Mostafa walked free late Tuesday from a police station in Cairo, a day after...

Irina Slavina poses for a photo, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The editor of a Russian news website has died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters the day after officers searched her residence. Russia's Investigative Committee on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 confirmed the death of Koza Press editor Irina Slavina in Nizhny Novgorod, a city of 1.2 million about 380 kilometers (235 miles) east of Moscow. (AP Photo)

Russian journalist sets self on fire, dies near police HQ

Oct. 2, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The editor of a Russian news website died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters Friday, a day after officers searched her residence. Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed the death of Kolza.Press editor Irina Slavina in Nizhny Novgorod, a city of 1.2...

This image taken from video released by the Armenian Defense Ministry on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 allegedly shows the shooting down of an Azerbaijani unmanned aerial vehicle by a rocket during fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces at the contact line of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. (Armenian Defense Ministry via AP)

Armenia says it shot down Azerbaijani drone near capital

Oct. 1, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's military said its rockets shot down an Azerbaijani drone near the capital on Thursday night, as heavy fighting persisted in the conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. This week's fighting is the biggest escalation in years in the decades-long dispute over...

President Donald Trump throws hats to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Duluth, Minn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Minnesota journalist attacked by Trump supporter at rally

Oct. 1, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota photojournalist was attacked by a supporter of President Donald Trump who punched a cellphone out of the reporter's hands near the president's rally in Duluth. Police said Thursday they are working to identify the man, who left before officers arrived. WCCO-TV...

Gunmen on motorcycle kill journalist in Honduras

Sep. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot to death a journalist in Honduras who had worked in radio and television before starting his own social media information channel. A relative said Monday that journalist Luis Almendares was getting out of his car to visit a store when the...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference to announce the Trump administration's restoration of sanctions on Iran, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Watchdog: State Dept lied about rescinding woman's award

Sep. 25, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has determined that the agency lied about the reasons it rescinded a prestigious award to a Finnish journalist, finding she was denied the honor because of her criticism of President Donald Trump. The department said it made a mistake in...