Absolute silence reigns in the courtroom in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. On one side of the room sit 11 defendants including ex-dictator of Argentina Jorge Rafael Videla. On the other side wait the plaintiffs relatives of citizens who were kidnapped and assassinated by the military regime that governed the country from 1976 to 1983.
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Argentina evacuated 25 nationals from Syria on Thursday, said the Foreign Ministry. The evacuees had been relocated to the Lebanese capital of Beirut, where they were temporarily lodged at a school shelter, said the ministry in a statement. "The...