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Human Rights

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  • San Sebastian Names Fernando Bovaira as Main Competition Jury President

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MADRID - Fernando Bovaira ("The Others," "Agora," "Biutiful"), producer of some of the most ambitious and successful films made out of Spain in its modern era, will head up a San Sebastian main competition jury, which also...
  • Thai junta tells rights group to 'get its facts straight'

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's ruling junta urged Amnesty International to "get its facts straight" after the human rights group issued a scathing appraisal of 100 days under military rule.     The military had created a "climate of fear" since seizing...
  • Few interests, fewer friends in Middle East

    Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East. In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
  • Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there. The New York-based group...
  • Human Rights Watch acusa a Israel de crímenes de guerra en Gaza

    JERUSALÉN (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch acusó a Israel de cometer crímenes de guerra al atacar a tres escuelas de Naciones Unidas en la Franja de Gaza durante combates en julio y agosto, provocando la muerte de civiles palestinos que se refugiaban en los...
  • Factbox: Hong Kong's electoral process

    (Reuters) - China's rubber-stamp parliament on Aug. 31 endorsed the framework for Hong Kong's first direct leadership election, due in 2017. It says a 1,200 person nominating panel will vet candidates, who must be "patriots". There can be no open...
  • Timeline: Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

    (Reuters) - December 1984 - Britain and China sign Joint Declaration on the conditions under which Hong Kong will be handed over to Chinese rule in 1997, including a "one country, two systems" formula. June 1989 - A crackdown on pro-democracy activists...
  • China asserts paternal rights over Hong Kong in democracy clash

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Just days before China was set to deliver its edict on electoral reform in Hong Kong, Beijing's most senior official in the city held a rare meeting with several local lawmakers whose determined push for full democracy had incensed...
  • South Korea aims to nearly double cigarette prices to combat smoking

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Thursday proposed a tax hike as early as next year that would nearly double cigarette prices as the government tries to reduce one of the world's highest smoking rates among adult males. The proposal, which needs to be...
  • Dry West Bank ridge becomes focus of Israel-Palestinian tension

    JAB'A West Bank (Reuters) - The rocky valley north of Jab'a, scattered with olive and pine trees and dry streams long evaporated by the searing heat, would be unremarkable had it not become the latest point of friction between Israel and the Palestinians....
  • Israel orders criminal probes of actions by its military in Gaza

    Israel ordered criminal investigations into some suspected cases of international law violations by its military during the recent fighting against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, according to reports Wednesday. The cases are among dozens under...