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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Amnesty says Saudis have declined to flog blogger Badawi for 3rd week amid global criticism

    Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International....
  • Obama urges Democrats to push ahead with policies that promote their beliefs

    WASHINGTON A defiant President Barack Obama came to Philadelphia on Thursday to urge Democrats to keep aggressively promoting their beliefs, despite an Election Day drubbing. Embodying that combative outlook, Obama added a swipe at Republicans and Mitt...
  • Looking Out: Maryland earns mediocre ranking in LGBT legislation assessment

    Looking Out: Maryland earns mediocre ranking in LGBT legislation assessment
    Maryland is mediocre when it comes to protecting its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, according to a recent nationwide assessment of state laws. While same-sex marriage is legal in the state and transgender residents enjoy more...
  • Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him
    The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and...
  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe takes over as new chairman of 54-nation African Union

    African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union. The 90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to head African Union, despite rights record

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who came to power in 1980 and has been accused of significant human rights abuses in his country for much of his rule, was elected Friday as chairman of the African Union. Mugabe’s election comes amid a backlash...
  • Captured Ukrainian army officer on hunger strike in Russia

    A Ukrainian army officer held by Russian authorities was transferred from a prison to a hospital Thursday after losing more than 60 pounds during a hunger strike to challenge her arrest, her lawyer said. Nadezhda Savchenko, who is also a Ukrainian...
  • Idaho legislative panel halts bill that would create protections for gay, lesbian people

    Idaho lawmakers voted to halt a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people Thursday, siding with the concerns of religious freedom supporters. The House State Affairs Committee —made up of the Legislature's most conservative...
  • EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over worsening fighting in Ukraine

    The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday. "We have shown...
  • Run, Hillary, run

    In recent weeks much speculation and anticipation has surrounded former first lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s possible presidential run. While Clinton and those close to her have remained mum, if she runs in 2016, I...
  • Defeating Boko Haram

    Defeating Boko Haram
    The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were...