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  • U.N. should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations: rights groups

    Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences.
  • Divided Kenyans disagree over strategy to end 'terror' attacks

    By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Islamist attacks, knee-jerk security responses, corrupt policing and racial profiling are dividing Kenyans increasingly along religious and ethnic lines, experts said. There is fear on all sides -...

    Female fighters battle for freedom and equality in Syria: TRFN

    By Benedetta Argentieri TIL KOCHER, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a...

    Thailand fails to clean lead-poisoned creek despite court order: HRW

    By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years ago, Human Rights Watch...

    Turkish soccer fans go on trial accused of coup attempt

    Thirty-five Turkish soccer fans went on trial on Tuesday accused of attempting to stage a coup during mass protests last year, in a case the opposition and rights groups say is an abuse of the justice system by a government bent on revenge. Prosecutors...