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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'

    Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious propaganda." In an interview with CBS News, the Syrian leader also said that he...
  • Venezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression. For the past week, Venezuelans...
  • Day before critical election, Nigerian military claims to destroy Boko Haram HQ

    Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that...
  • Ukrainian ambassador visits Allentown, says Ukraine-Russia conflict a global problem

    Ukrainian ambassador visits Allentown, says Ukraine-Russia conflict a global problem
    The world should be watching the crisis in Ukraine, Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, told a lunch-time audience Friday in downtown Allentown. It isn't a national or regional issue, he stressed to a packed house at the...
  • Faith and Values: The importance of talking about religious differences

    Faith and Values: The importance of talking about religious differences
    The Protestant theologian, Paul Tillich, used to say that theology is the work of understanding our religious situation. Our religious situation today is complex, and one of the most important reasons for that complexity are the many and diverse...
  • Illinois law on religious objection balanced by discrimination ban

     Illinois law on religious objection balanced by discrimination ban
    When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new state law that allows people and companies to claim a religious objection to doing business with same-sex couples, he pointed to Illinois and Kentucky, saying he was simply bringing the state in line with its...
  • Ex-Salvadoran general linked to rights abuse in US custody

    Immigration officials say a former El Salvadoran general linked to 1980s human rights abuses has been taken into U.S. immigration custody pending final deportation orders. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Tammy Spicer confirmed Friday...
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout

    Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S....
  • Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy

    U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in...
  • European watchdog criticizes conditions in Bulgarian prisons

    A high-level European human rights body on Thursday sharply criticized Bulgaria for the treatment of its prisoners in the country's dilapidated and overcrowded prisons. In a report, the Council of Europe's anti-torture committee said deliberate...
  • Local actress Roberta Randall portrays Eleanor Roosevelt

    Local actress Roberta Randall portrays Eleanor Roosevelt
    A crowd of about 50 Barrington-area residents received a unique history lesson on March 24 when local actress Roberta Randall visited the Barrington Area Public Library, where she portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt. "No one was neutral about Eleanor Roosevelt,...