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Jason Rezaian, Iran, journalist

Brother Of Journalist With Marin Ties Pleads For Release; Trial On Espionage Charges Begins In Iran

The espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.

05/26/2015

Rayman Hussein of Oakland has not been able to return from Yemen following a trip in late 2012. (CBS)

San Francisco Law Group Suing John Kerry Over Yemeni-Americans’ Passports

A San Francisco group is suing John Kerry over the practice of taking passports away from Yemeni-Americans after a man was left stranded in Yemen while visiting relatives.

04/20/2015

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US Appointing Gay Diplomat To Defend LGBT Communities Overseas

The United States is close to hiring a gay diplomat to promote LGBT rights abroad.

02/09/2015

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North Korea Sentences 24-Year-Old Bakersfield Man To 6 Years Of Hard Labor For Espionage

The court said Matthew Miller tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the “wild ambition” of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea’s human rights situation.

09/15/2014

Bay Area resident Geng He at a news conference in San Francisco, California on August 7, 2014 following the release of her husband, Gao Zhisheng from a Chinese prison. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese Prison

Gao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.

08/07/2014

A police cruiser drives through in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. (File Photo)

SFPD On Heightened Alert After State Dept. Terror Advisory

San Francisco police said they were on heightened alert following a U.S. State Department terror alert over the weekend that also shut down 19 U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

08/05/2013

terror

Bay Area Travelers Going Abroad Warned About Terrorist Threat

Travelers and U.S. citizens living abroad were warned Friday that terrorist attacks are being planned this month against U.S. and Western targets, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

08/02/2013

Libyan civilians help an unconscious man, identified by eyewitnesses as U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, at the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi in the early hours of September 12, 2012, following an overnight attack on the building. (AFP/GettyImages)

Libyan Government Slowing Benghazi Investigation Officials Say

U.S. counter-terrorism officials say the search for suspects in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya on Sept. 11 is being slowed by uncooperative or less-than-capable local law enforcement in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.

12/13/2012

Susan Rice (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Susan Rice’s Meeting With GOP Leaders Made Benghazi Matters Worse

Now that the Obama White House and senior intelligence officials have reportedly admitted that they approved Susan Rice’s inaccurate talking points about the Benghazi terrorist attack being the reaction to a protest about a film rather than a terrorist attack, the investigation must go on.

11/28/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Few Brave Newspapers Endorse Romney Fighting Tide Of Liberal Press

The newspapers that are not endorsing President Barack Obama are extremely brave. They are to be positively recognized for their courage to stand up against the onslaught of the liberal media which refuses to speak in the best interest of the country as the presidential election nears.

11/02/2012

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