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  • Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid

    A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny.
  • UN committee approves benefits for spouses of gay staffers

    The U.N. will now give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally married after Russia and other opponents of same-sex marriage failed Tuesday in an attempt to scuttle the plan by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Currently, family...

    California lawmakers push Armenian genocide resolution

    WASHINGTON California lawmakers on Wednesday helped relaunch the latest, long-shot bid to put the House of Representatives on record as recognizing the Armenian genocide. A perennial effort that always faces stiff political and diplomatic headwinds,...

    Advocates decry China's detention of women calling for equal rights

    BEIJING On the eve of International Women's Day, five of China's female legislators held a news conference last Saturday, with some lauding the progress China had made in advancing sexual equality. That same afternoon, police in Beijing and another...

    Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties

    Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand his nation's...