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Human Rights

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  • Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Frustrated by Western failure to heed his advice in Syria and Iraq and still smarting over the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu makes no apology for a foreign policy that has left...
  • Nobel Laureates condemn South Africa visa denial to Dalai Lama

    DHARAMSALA India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference...
  • Threatened by Beyonce, Emma Watson and the feminist movement? Good.

    Threatened by Beyonce, Emma Watson and the feminist movement? Good.
    Last week, as the world watched and discussed Emma Watson's powerful feminist speech at the U.N. calling on men to get involved in the fight for women’s rights, we also witnessed once again how reactionary people become when facing the prospect of...
  • Islamic State beheads seven men, three women in Syria: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State beheaded seven men and three women in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Wednesday, part of what it described as a campaign to frighten residents resisting the militant group's...
  • Coalition jets strike Islamic State near Turkish border: Kurdish sources

    MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters who are besieging a Kurdish town near the Syrian border with Turkey on Wednesday, Kurdish sources in the town and a monitoring group said, a rare daylight...
  • Some financial firms moving to back-up sites amid Hong Kong protest fears

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some banks and other financial firms have begun moving staff to back-up premises on the outskirts of Hong Kong to prevent growing unrest in the financial hub from disrupting trading and other critical functions, two business services...
  • Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

    Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day
    Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government.     There...
  • Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbor. The offer was the latest sign...
  • Help Islamic State destroy itself

    Help Islamic State destroy itself
    How smart are the American people? Smart enough to be quite skeptical of President Barack Obama's vow to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State without putting American boots on the ground. We already have 1,600 pairs of American boots on the ground in...
  • Obama, Indian leader Modi pledge to cooperate on shared concerns

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed Tuesday to work together to combat climate change, bolster economic growth and fight terrorism as they began to repair the neglected relationship between the world's oldest...
  • Turn on L.A. Fundraiser Guided by Spirit of Slain Photojournalist

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Dan Eldon wanted to make the world a better place. When the photojournalist was killed by a mob in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993, while covering a disastrous U.N. military operation, his mother, Kathy, knew she had unfinished...