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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Many questions in Mexico cartel battle that killed 43

    The call for backup went out to local police just after 8 a.m. There was a shootout underway at a ranch in the western reaches of Michoacan state and the federal authorities needed help. One patrolman said he sped with his colleagues from a town 20...
  • Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in Mexico cartel country

    Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in Mexico cartel country
    The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour...
  • Islamic State says it's responsible for bombing at Saudi Shiite mosque

    Islamic State says it's responsible for bombing at Saudi Shiite mosque
    Islamic State militants Friday claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Saudi Arabia, marking the Sunni Muslim organization’s first formal assertion that it had carried out an attack on the kingdom’s soil. The...
  • Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
    Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The...
  • Siege of Syrian soldiers ends as insurgent victories mount

    Siege of Syrian soldiers ends as insurgent victories mount
    Syrian authorities on Friday trumpeted the escape of dozens of soldiers trapped for weeks in a besieged hospital in a northern town even as Al Qaeda-linked militants said they had overrun the entire area and scored another victory against the government....
  • Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more

    Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more
    On Monday, The Sun published an article by Ian Duncan about a new report from Human Rights Watch, which "says retaliation against military service members who report sexual assaults has contributed to a culture of fear and silence." It's worth reading...
  • Claim Street firefighter now battling pension board

    Claim Street firefighter now battling pension board
    Firefighters know that call can come in at any time. In this case, it was around 4 a.m., even before daybreak on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Lt. Jack Westphall, leading Engine Company 4, realized immediately it was a bad one. A fully involved multi-complex...
  • Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State
    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian desert town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The...
  • Spain grants temporary residence to boy found in suitcase

    Spain grants temporary residence to boy found in suitcase
    The Spanish government has granted a temporary residence permit to an 8-year-old Ivory Coast boy that a woman tried to smuggle into Spain in a suitcase. Adou Ouattara was discovered when police scanned the suitcase May 7 in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave...
  • An American reporter, hostage in Iran

    An American reporter, hostage in Iran
    Jason Rezaian, the Tehran bureau chief of the Washington Post, wrote two interesting stories from Iran last July — about fear of an epic water shortage and the cult popularity of baseball. Then Rezaian disappeared from the pages of the Post ......
  • Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State

     Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State
    Journalists and activists in Morocco during the heady days of the Arab Spring knew Anas Haloui, a slight, serious, wispy-bearded man in his 30s who would bombard them with emails about the plight of jailed Islamists. Unlike many Salafis, as followers of...