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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Rebels launch new offensive in northwestern Syria

    Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial capital there. The conservative Islamic factions, including the al-Qaida-...
  • Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China

    A woman who was sentenced to death in China after being convicted of murdering her abusive husband received Friday a two-year reprieve, which could become a life sentence with a possibility of parole. The reprieve is part of new guidelines on domestic...
  • For asylum seekers, a novel (and odd) solution: Cambodia

    Still haunted by the Vietnam War next door and the 1970s genocide that followed, Cambodia is not exactly the place that the world's refugees dream of reaching. Plagued by poverty, corruption and human rights abuses, it has been run by a strongman prime...
  • Honduras high court voids ban on presidential re-election

    The Supreme Court on Thursday voided an article in the constitution limiting presidents to a single term — the issue at the heart of the political conflict that led to the ouster of socialist President Manuel Zelaya six years ago when he sought to...
  • Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

    On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president said Thursday his nation's ancestors never committed genocide. Addressing a meeting billed as an international peace summit Thursday, Recep Tayyip...
  • Separate ceremonies in Armenia, Turkey underscore years of enmity

    ISTANBUL In a somber pageant of color and ritual, Armenia's national church Thursday honored the victims of the Ottoman Empire's deportations and massacres of a century ago by canonizing them en masse as martyrs. In Istanbul, meanwhile, Turkish President...
  • Glenn Close to present award to Tom Stoppard next month

    Glenn Close will help honor playwright Tom Stoppard at next month's PEN Literary Awards Gala, the PEN American Center announced Thursday. Close, who starred in the 1984 Broadway production of Stoppard's "The Real Thing," will present him with the PEN/...
  • Guatemala asks for renewal of UN commission probing crime

    Guatemala is inviting a U.N. commission to continue its work investigating criminal networks in the Central American nation, President Otto Perez Molina said Thursday. Perez Molina's announcement that he would seek a two-year renewal followed a recent...
  • House panel is told of slavery in Thai seafood industry

    Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. "As has been reported for years, the Thai fishing industry is...
  • Egypt's judiciary: a willing participant in repression

     Egypt's judiciary: a willing participant in repression
    Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison without parole on charges related to the killing of 10 protesters. The verdict came five months after a court dropped charges against Morsi's predecessor, Hosni Mubarak,...
  • Republicans won't challenge Cuba's removal from terrorism list

    MIAMI Republicans say they will not mount a challenge to President Barack Obama's plan to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., met with congressional colleagues last week to map strategy to...