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Human Rights

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  • Iran's president has not delivered on pledges of more freedom: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's promises of greater freedoms for the Islamic Republic have not resulted in any major improvements regarding human rights and freedom of expression, the U.N. chief said in a new report on Iran....
  • Ahead of trial, U.S. says North Korea using Americans as 'pawns'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just before one of three Americans detained in North Korea is due to go on trial, a senior U.S. official on Friday accused the communist Asian country of using U.S. citizens as human "pawns." North Korea's state media earlier...
  • Iraq's speaker warns of civilian deaths from U.S. air strikes

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that air strikes on Islamic State should not kill civilians, the speaker said to Reuters in an interview. President Barack Obama has promised to...
  • No 'mercy killing' in Elmhurst

    The deaths in Elmhurst of an elderly couple and their developmentally disabled adult children are a tragedy. I am glad that a surviving daughter refused to call the murders a mercy killing. Also, I am glad that the Tribune described the incident as a "so-...
  • Malala's attackers arrested in Pakistan

    Malala's attackers arrested in Pakistan
    Pakistan's army said on Friday authorities had arrested a group of Taliban militants responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage activist who was targeted for her campaign against Taliban efforts to deny girls education. Pakistani Taliban...
  • Clooney marriage rumour draws crowds - but not Clooney

    By Kathi Urban-Oberberg LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Tabloid reports that George Clooney and his fiancee Alam Alamuddin would perform their civil marriage ceremony at a London town hall drew small crowds on Friday, but no sign of the happy couple....
  • Clooney marriage rumor draws crowds - but not Clooney

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tabloid reports that George Clooney and his fiance Amal Alamuddin would perform their civil marriage ceremony at a London town hall drew small crowds on Friday, but no sign of the happy couple. Celebrity magazine UsWeekly was the...
  • Malala Yousafzai's assailants arrested in Pakistan, army says

    Military officials said Friday that they had apprehended 10 men who in 2012 attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist, and two other Pakistani schoolgirls. A Pakistani military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, said a...
  • African Union troops abused women on Somali bases: rights report

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - African Union soldiers in Somalia have raped and sexually exploited women and girls on their peacekeeping bases in the Somali capital Mogadishu, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Monday. The soldiers, relying on Somali...
  • Libya fighters may be guilty of war crimes, rights group warns

    Libya fighters may be guilty of war crimes, rights group warns
    In the latest marker of Libya’s descent into chaos, a leading human rights group warned Monday that some battle tactics being employed by rival militias -- looting and burning, indiscriminate fire and the seizing of civilian captives -- amount to...
  • West widens contacts with Syria's Kurds but suspicion remains

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The fight against Islamic State could at last win Syria's Kurds the Western help they have sought, but they must first clarify their relationship to President Bashar al-Assad and reassure Turkey that they won't cause trouble on its...