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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Pakistan angry at school killings, moves to execute convicted terrorists

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan's government lifted a moratorium on executing convicted terrorists Wednesday and sought Afghanistan's help to find the mastermind of Tuesday's murderous attack on an army-run school in the northern city of Peshawar, as the...
  • Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes

    Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes
    Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an...
  • Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform - Zwanziger

    Qatar must meet a March deadline for specific labour reforms or it could risk losing the 2022 World Cup finals, FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday. The German, who was formerly head of his country's FA and has been a vocal...
  • Rekha Basu: Whose values did the torture program uphold?

    Note use of expletive in this story. Who are we? That's one question begged by the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's torture of detainees after Sept. 11. There are other questions, but this may be the key one. And it is getting...
  • Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit: paper

    Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit: paper
    Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday....
  • U.N. should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations: rights groups

    Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) confirmed it...
  • Divided Kenyans disagree over strategy to end 'terror' attacks

    By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Islamist attacks, knee-jerk security responses, corrupt policing and racial profiling are dividing Kenyans increasingly along religious and ethnic lines, experts said. There is fear on all sides -...
  • White House fact sheet on change in Cuba policy

    Following is the text of a White House news release titled "Charting a New Course on Cuba." Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are...
  • Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters killed in Syria conflict: monitoring group

    More than 120,000 fighters supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been killed in the country's civil war since it began in 2011, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday. Syria's conflict began as a peaceful protest movement calling for...
  • Kenya parliament to vote on amendments meant to improve security

    Kenya's parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a bill to let police hold suspects in terrorism-related cases for a year and take other measures that rights activists say would threaten civil liberties and free speech. The proposed amendments to the...