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Human Rights

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  • Fueling drug gangs' impunity, unidentified corpses pile up in Mexico

    MAZATLAN Mexico (Reuters) - In Mexico's blood-soaked northern state of Sinaloa, a simple gravestone adorned with pink, blue and yellow plastic flowers marks the tomb of 42-year-old assistant carpenter Carlos Montano. But Montano is alive and well in...
  • Egypt orders arrest of men over 'gay marriage' video

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have ordered the arrest of nine men who appeared in a video purporting to show the country's first gay marriage, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals. Gay marriage is not legal in...
  • With sedition dragnet, Malaysia takes step back to Mahathir era

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities are carrying out the broadest crackdown on the political opposition and social activists since the era of strongman leader Mahathir Mohamad, as traditionalists in the long-ruling ethnic Malay party appear...
  • Egypt levies additional espionage charges against ex-President Morsi

    Egypt levies additional espionage charges against ex-President Morsi
    Egyptian authorities will try jailed former President Mohamed Morsi for allegedly providing official secrets to the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar in what the state prosecutor called Egypt's biggest espionage case ever. By leveling new espionage charges...
  • Syrian raids kill eighteen Islamic State foreign jihadists

    Syrian raids kill eighteen Islamic State foreign jihadists
    Eighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Thursday....
  • Susan Rice goes to China in bid to salvage relations before Obama visit

    BEIJING Susan E. Rice makes her first visit to China Sunday as national security adviser, and it comes with numerous uncertainties: Can she help shore up relations between testy super powers? Can she restore credibility to President Barack Obama's goal of...
  • Syrian warplanes hit Islamic State-run bakery, training camp: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes bombed a bakery run by Islamic State in the city of Raqqa, killing 25 people, in air raids on Saturday that also hit a major training camp used by the insurgent group for a second day running, a group monitoring the war...
  • Bahrain postpones trial of prominent human rights activist

    MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahraini judge on Saturday postponed the start of the trial of human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja by 10 days and ordered that she remain in custody, her lawyer said. Khawaja, who has joint Bahraini-Danish citizenship, has been...
  • Syria jihadists advance against regime forces in Quneitra

    BEIRUT Islamist rebels on Friday advanced against Syrian regime troops on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights near the Israeli border, a monitoring group said. Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and Islamic Brigades seized two hills in the...
  • Survivors demand justice after Iraq massacre

    DIWANIYA Iraq (Reuters) - No one disputes the horrific outcome: Iraqi military recruits were led off their base unarmed and murdered in their hundreds, machine gunned in mass graves by the Islamic State, whose fighters boasted proudly of the killings on...
  • Today's special meeting in Winter Garden may start without an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance

    Today's special meeting in Winter Garden may start without an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance
    Today's special commission meeting in Winter Garden – called to address a controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance and public invocations – may start without either, according to the meeting agenda on the city website. Winter Garden's...