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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Officials: US will have embassy in Havana soon

    WASHINGTON The U.S. hasn't had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time. Although President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to normalize relations with the Castro government in Havana upends long-standing...
  • Kenya security law approved despite disruptions in parliament

    Kenya's parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker, shouted, chanted and sprinkled water over his deputy....
  • Terrorists have long known the CIA employed torture after 9/11

    COLUMBUS, Ohio The Senate Intelligence Committee's release of its report on CIA torture is a welcome step toward transparency. The methods used to wage the "war on terror" are of more than a little public interest. Despite gruesome details included in...
  • Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong

    Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong
    People commit atrocities for a complex range of reasons," writes Karen Armstrong. "Yet so indelible is the aggressive image of religious faith in our secular consciousness that we routinely load the violent sins of the twentieth century onto the back of...
  • Yemeni women fear Houthis are restricting freedoms

    When Yemeni Arwa Othman took a dance at the headquarters of a political party in Sanaa, she exposed the kind of deep hostility that is worrying women's rights campaigners now that Houthi rebels control the capital. Othman presented an unusual sight in...
  • Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift

    Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday abruptly ended more than 50 years of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba, ushering in sweeping changes that will connect Floridians to the island through increased travel, business and communication links. The policy will...
  • In Hong Kong, trams offer a ride like no others

     In Hong Kong, trams offer a ride like no others
    At Rumsey Street and Des Voeux Road, two middle-aged women step into the hot-pink double-decker tram, gripping large black plastic bags filled with pungent dried cod and shrimp. Several men in bespoke suits, one carrying a sleek Armani briefcase,...
  • U.N. members want North Korea in international court for rights abuses

    Member countries of the United Nations on Thursday urged the Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity as alleged in a U.N. inquiry report released earlier this year. There...
  • United Nations concerned by 'highly intrusive' digital spying

    The United Nations General Assembly expressed concern on Thursday at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance and the interception and collection of online data are "highly intrusive acts" that violate privacy rights. The 193-...
  • U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of...
  • Obama has power to further weaken Cuba sanctions

    President Barack Obama has the power to further weaken U.S. sanctions against the Communist-run island beyond the normalization of relations with Havana that he announced on Wednesday, sanctions experts said. While the restoration of diplomatic ties to...