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  • Guantanamo indecency must end [Letter]

    Guantanamo indecency must end [Letter]
    How sad that a Guantanamo detainee has to remind Americans that he is a human being ("Detainees are human," July 16)! Here is a man imprisoned without charge for years, actually cleared for release in 2009 by six agencies of the U.S. government, and still...
  • In Iraq, rise of Islamic State deals blow to Christian population

    The men play dominoes with a gusto that transforms the game into a virtual contact sport, lifting the pieces high in the air before smacking them down in a percussive staccato that provides a back beat to the buzz of their conversations. The easy...
  • Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave. She says she has reason to be...
  • Ukraine war crimes trials a step closer after Red Cross assessment

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross has made a confidential legal assessment that Ukraine is officially in a war, Western diplomats and officials say, opening the door to possible war crimes prosecutions, including over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH-...
  • Myanmar opposition party says 5 million sign petition to change constitution

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election...
  • Obama signs order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender. "In too many states and in too many...
  • Jokowi: The new face of Indonesian politics

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - When Indonesian furniture business owner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo turned to a career in politics nine years ago, he was a complete novice. But the can-do, clean image he has cultivated as a small-city mayor, and over the past year-and-a-...
  • China will not fill U.S void in Afghanistan but will help rebuild: official

    China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said Monday. China, which is connected to...
  • Ex-Libyan rebel commander appeals ruling on British torture case

    LONDON (Reuters) - A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya appealed on Monday against a ruling blocking legal action against the British...
  • 'Bad' laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

    MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Uganda passed a law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, Daisy Nakato got a visit from the police. The country's Red Pepper tabloid had outed hundreds of gays after President Yoweri Museveni...
  • Turkey's Kurdish candidate says peace does not hinge on Erdogan

    BERLIN/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's peace process with Kurdish militants will go on whether or not Tayyip Erdogan wins the presidency in August, his pro-Kurdish rival said, but he declined to reveal whether he would back the prime minister in the event...