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  • Over 1,000 Islamist militants killed in U.S. strikes in Syria: monitor

    Over 1,000 Islamist militants killed in U.S. strikes in Syria: monitor
    Three months of U.S.-led strikes in Syria have so far killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants, a British-based Syrian monitoring group said on Tuesday. Rami Abdulrahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told...
  • Hold Israel accountable for war crimes

    Hold Israel accountable for war crimes
    The Sun editorial, "Horror in Peshawar" (Dec.16), describes the Taliban attack in Pakistan that left 140 children dead and states, "What happened there can only be described as an atrocity committed by murderous criminals." Why didn't The Sun equally...
  • Under pressure over CIA jail, Poland sends out mixed messages

    This month's acknowledgment by Poland's former president that he allowed the CIA to operate a secret interrogation center throws the Polish government's appeal against a European court ruling on the jail into disarray. In July, the European Court of...
  • At U.N., West seeks to have North Koreans tried for rights violations

    Western ambassadors on the United Nations Security Council revealed gruesome details of alleged human rights violations in North Korea on Monday at an unprecedented debate and called for its leaders to be tried for crimes against humanity. But a...
  • Human rights groups urge criminal investigation into CIA torture

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama should appoint a special prosecutor to determine if former Bush administration and CIA officials broke the law by having suspected terrorists abducted and tortured in secret prisons by waterboarding and other brutal...
  • Bangladeshi ex-minister sentenced to death for war crimes

    A former junior minister in a Bangladeshi military government was sentenced to death on Tuesday after a war crimes tribunal found him guilty of atrocities during the country's war of independence from Pakistan more than four decades ago. Syed Mohammad...
  • Hundreds of civilians killed in months of fighting in Libya: U.N.

    Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes. The conflict has driven at least 120,000 people from their...
  • Appeals court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law

    Appeals court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law
    A North Carolina law requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound of the fetus performed and described to them is unconstitutional because it forces doctors to voice the state's message discouraging the procedure, a U.S. appeals court ruled...
  • U.S. rights groups want special prosecutor to probe CIA tactics

    U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA's use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch...
  • At U.N. council, U.S. calls life in North Korea 'living nightmare'

    The United States and other Western members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday slammed North Korea's human rights record after voting to overrule China's objections and add alleged grave abuses by the hermit state to the council's agenda. U.S....
  • China calls for avoiding escalating tensions on Korean peninsula

    China's permanent representative to the United Nations has called for all sides to avoid escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. China's UN representative Liu Jieyi also called for calm and restraint on the peninsula, according to a statement posted...