RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Civil and Human Rights

A collection of news and information related to Civil and Human Rights published by this site and its partners.

Top Civil and Human Rights Articles

Displaying items 89-99
  • Congo's Senate votes down measure that drew protests over concerns elections would be delayed

    Congo's Senate voted Friday to eliminate a measure in an electoral law that critics say would have prolonged the president's time in power and drew massive protests this week. The Central African country's lower house voted last week to require a...
  • Top French court upholds stripping citizenship for binational jihadi in terrorism case

    France's top court on Friday upheld the government's decision to strip the citizenship of a Franco-Moroccan man convicted of terrorism-related crimes, amid calls to expand such measures after deadly attacks in Paris. The Constitutional Court said the...
  • Activists say a Syrian government airstrike outside of Damascus kills at least 35 people

    A Syrian government airstrike hit an opposition-held suburb of the capital shortly after Friday prayers, killing at least 35 people, scattering bodies and rubble in the streets and setting at least one building on fire, activists said. An activist...
  • Saudi royal death brings lengthy mourning, visits by rivals

    PARIS The death of King Abdullah, a close U.S. ally who used Saudi oil wealth to ward off political change after the Arab Spring, led neighboring nations to declare weeks of mourning and world leaders to line up condolence visits. In accordance with...
  • U.S. State Department negotiator meets with Cuban dissidents

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson invited a dozen dissidents to breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship with Cuba. Among those...
  • Despite differences, US and Cuba make positive steps toward establishing embassies

    MIAMI The United States and Cuba held historic normalization talks Thursday aimed at erasing more than five decades of corrosive relations, but there were no major breakthroughs and the two delegations remained apart on some key issues such as human...
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

    GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day
    With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version....
  • Speakers at UN meeting challenge world to stand up to rising anti-Semitism

    Speakers at UN meeting challenge world to stand up to rising anti-Semitism
    French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. General Assembly meeting devoted to anti-Semitism to counter the rising hatred of Jews, which he denounced as "radical inhumanity." In a keynote address on Thursday, Levy...
  • Rights group says media suppression in Ethiopia curtailing democratic space ahead of polls

    Suppression of media freedom by Ethiopia's government is curtailing democratic space ahead of elections in May, a rights advocacy group said Thursday. Six independent print publications were closed in 2014 after a lengthy campaign of intimidation that...
  • South Sudan government and rebels sign agreement to re-unify political party

    South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to reunify their political party, a conflict resolution organization said Thursday. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the agreement to unite the ruling Sudan People's...
  • Wife of Zimbabwe's Mugabe tries to take over farm in new twist on saga of forced evictions

    In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert...