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Human Rights

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  • Pakistani teenager still disrespected in homeland

    The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, July 10: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager deservedly named the 2014 recipient of the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center last week, should be an...
  • Russian lawmaker says son, detained by U.S., needs medicine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian lawmaker said on Friday his son, accused by the United States of hacking into U.S. retailers' computer systems, could die in detention if he does not receive medical treatment. In a case that has increased tension between...
  • Libya prepares to move parliament to Benghazi

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libyan authorities signaled on Thursday they would press ahead with plans to move the country's parliament to the eastern port city of Benghazi despite a collapse in law and order there. The plan to move the newly elected...
  • Bahrain charges opposition leader who met with U.S. diplomat

    Bahrain's conflict with the United States worsened Thursday, as the Persian Gulf emirate filed criminal charges against the country's leading opposition figure for holding a meeting this week with a senior U.S. diplomat. Officials accused Sheik Ali...
  • Critics blast Israel for strikes on Gaza houses that claim civilian lives

    JERUSALEM The civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip continued to climb Thursday as Israel pressed its aerial campaign there against Islamist militants, targeting the homes of suspected operatives in intensifying bombardments across the coastal territory....
  • The German-American breakup

    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • Human rights group sees growing proof of abductions, torture in Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Armed separatist groups and pro-Kiev forces have abducted, then beaten and tortured activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine in the last three months, Amnesty International said in a report published on Friday. No...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year, calling the move vital for national security following a decision by Europe's top court. Communication...
  • Likely new Indonesian leader warns against tampering with vote

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's likely next president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, warned on Thursday against tampering with ballots ahead of a final count of votes from a disputed election. Both Jokowi and his rival, former general Prabowo Subianto, claimed...
  • U.N. urges Saudi Arabia to release activists, halt lashings

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release activists she said had been arrested for peacefully demanding freedoms, halt the use of lashings and investigate their alleged ill-treatment....