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This post has been updated. See the note below for details.Somalia has charged a woman who said she was raped by government troops, accusing her of making a false accusation and insulting a government body, according to Human Rights Watch. A freelance journalist who talked to the woman also faces charges, along...
Imagine if North Korea or Iran or Venezuela deployed thousands of unmanned surveillance aircraft in search of earthbound enemies, a swarm of robotic hunters armed with lethal weaponry and their governments’ go-ahead to exterminate targets. It&...
Japan hanged three convicted killers, its Justice Ministry said Thursday. The hangings are the first executions under the new government, continuing a secretive practice that has appalled human rights groups and made Japan an outlier among wealthy...
California prison officials continue to move prisoners out of its controversial high-security units, where inmates are held, many indefinitely, nearly 23 hours a day in spartan isolation with minimal access to exercise and reduced privileges for such...
Facing continued pressure over alleged wartime abuses, Sri Lankan officials rejected renewed accusations that a 12-year-old boy was executed in the final throes of its bloody civil war. Questions surrounding the death of Balachandran Prabhakaran, the...
Two people face murder charges in Papua New Guinea after a woman was burned alive, a gruesome killing that drew global attention to sorcery slayings in the Pacific nation. A mob of attackers killed Kepari Leniata earlier this month after she was accused...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.Clashes erupted in Bahrain early Thursday, leaving a teenager dead and tensions soaring as protesters marked the second anniversary of the continued uprising against the Persian Gulf monarchy. Bahraini police said a young man was fatally injured as...
Tags: Iraq, Islam, Bahraini Protests (2011), Human Rights, Murder
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Tuesday called on the United Nations to tighten international sanctions against North Korea in response to that country's third and most powerful nuclear test, but administration officials argued that the new leaders...
Tags: Susan Rice, United Nations, George W. Bush, China, Barack Obama
When I walk into Tahrir Square alone these days, carrying my notebook, I try to remain calm, act like I belong and move with the cascading crowds. If you seem scared or intimidated, they smell your fear. Like other female reporters, I have grown...
The costs and challenges confronting Russia as it tries to convert a Black Sea beach resort into a Winter Olympics venue recall the "hero projects" of the Soviet era, when deluded dictators squandered fortunes trying to reverse the flow of Siberian...
WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing Thursday of John Brennan to be CIA director reopened scrutiny of a wide range of controversies that have dogged the country for more than a decade, ranging from the Obama administration's embrace of targeted...
For decades, the accusations of Cuban exiles about human rights abuses in Cuba have been questioned. It was 37 years ago when a local South Florida newspaper questioned Cuban exiles when they said the Castro regime held thousands of political...
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