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Civil and Human Rights

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  • U.S. State Department negotiator meets with Cuban dissidents

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson invited a dozen dissidents to breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship with Cuba. Among those...
  • Despite differences, US and Cuba make positive steps toward establishing embassies

    MIAMI The United States and Cuba held historic normalization talks Thursday aimed at erasing more than five decades of corrosive relations, but there were no major breakthroughs and the two delegations remained apart on some key issues such as human...
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

    GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day
    With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version....
  • Speakers at UN meeting challenge world to stand up to rising anti-Semitism

    Speakers at UN meeting challenge world to stand up to rising anti-Semitism
    French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. General Assembly meeting devoted to anti-Semitism to counter the rising hatred of Jews, which he denounced as "radical inhumanity." In a keynote address on Thursday, Levy...
  • Rights group says media suppression in Ethiopia curtailing democratic space ahead of polls

    Suppression of media freedom by Ethiopia's government is curtailing democratic space ahead of elections in May, a rights advocacy group said Thursday. Six independent print publications were closed in 2014 after a lengthy campaign of intimidation that...
  • South Sudan government and rebels sign agreement to re-unify political party

    South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to reunify their political party, a conflict resolution organization said Thursday. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the agreement to unite the ruling Sudan People's...
  • Wife of Zimbabwe's Mugabe tries to take over farm in new twist on saga of forced evictions

    In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert...
  • At least 12 dead in Congo unrest over electoral law critics say would extend president's term

    Anti-government protests in Congo have left at least a dozen people dead, officials said Thursday, as the Senate postponed a vote on a proposed law that the opposition fears will prolong the president's time in power. After three days of unrest, Congo'...
  • Rights group: Planned flogging of Saudi blogger delayed for second week on medical grounds

    The planned flogging of a Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam has been delayed for a second straight week, a leading international rights group said Thursday, a move that comes amid mounting pressure from Saudi Arabia's Western allies for...
  • Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day
    The Flame Society, in collaboration with the United Nations Outreach Program, will present a few events on Jan. 27 to mark the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day. "We are combining Holocaust Remembrance Day as a day of remembering and as a day...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...