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Report Says Freedom Worldwide Declined in 2013

Pro-democracy group Freedom House says the level of freedom around the world declined last year, with more than half the world's population living in areas that are only partly free or not free at all.The Washington-based group released its annual report Thursday, rating 195 countries and 14 territories based on political rights and civil liberties.Abuses and fighting in Syria and repression in Saudi Arabia put both countries among the 10 least-free countries. Overall in the Middle...

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