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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels in Yemen

    The Saudi-led coalition on Friday launched heavy airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen, targeting camps and weapons depots in the rebel-held capital, as a U.N. agency said some 234 children were killed in violence over the past two months....
  • 4 GOP senators press Pentagon for report on Iran

    WASHINGTON Rival Republican presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on Iran. The duo, along with Georgia GOP Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, are demanding a report on Iranian military power from...
  • UN agency passes new standards on prisoner treatment

    The U.N. crime prevention agency has revised international standards on treatment of prisoners to focus on greater respect for human rights. The revisions were passed Friday by the Vienna-based U.N. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice....
  • Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs

    Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. said a team has been sent to investigate. The nine civilians were first arrested by an armed group...
  • UN concerned over human rights, democracy in Macedonia

    A top United Nations human rights official expressed concern Friday over the political crisis that has triggered mass protests in Macedonia. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said he was "deeply concerned by serious...
  • UN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors. Ban told reporters in Hanoi that he and Vietnamese President...
  • US concludes airstrike in Syria killed 2 innocent children

    Two children were likely killed during an American airstrike targeting al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria last year, and two other adults were wounded, according to an investigation released Thursday by the U.S. military. The 76-page report concludes...
  • UN says Hungarian questionnaire risks spreading xenophobia

    The United Nations human rights watchdog said Friday it was "shocked" by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism, fearing it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments. "We are shocked by the Prime Minister's introductory...
  • Trudy Rubin: Egypt's Sisi fueling discontent

    If you were looking for an Egyptian who could help his country fulfill the lost promise of the Arab Spring some day you couldn't do better than Emad Shahin, an internationally renowned and liberal scholar who studies political Islam. So why was this...
  • Spanish opposition parties challenge new 'gag law'

    Spanish opposition parties have filed an appeal against the conservative government's new Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," before the Constitutional Court, a court spokeswoman said Friday. The law, due to come into force July 1, allows for...
  • Female peace activists say Korean DMZ walk is still on

    A group of female activists, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, said Friday they will go ahead with their plan to walk across the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas despite reluctance by officials to guarantee their...