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  • Rights group blasts IS over atrocities, also Iraq, Syrian governments for fuelling extremism

    Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the Syrian and Iraqi governments over what the New York-based group described as "sectarian and abusive" policies that fuel extremism.
  • Afghanistan lawmakers OK only nine Cabinet members, go on break

    Afghan lawmakers approved only nine of President Ashraf Ghani's Cabinet nominations in secret balloting Wednesday before going on a six-week recess. As a result, Afghanistan will have to wait at least until lawmakers return for a full government to be...

    Rights groups echo doubts over Mexico students' disappearance; parents to file complaint at UN

    International human rights groups on Wednesday questioned the Mexican government's official account of the disappearance of 43 college students last fall in the southern state of Guerrero. Hours after parents of the missing young men rejected the...

    UN, US praise Congo parliament after approval of amended law

    KINSHASA, Congo The United Nations and U.S. praised the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament for approving an amended version of an electoral law as calm returned to the capital, Kinshasa, after protests last week that left as many as 40 people dead....

    Cuba, tax break and animal rights: Letters

    Cuba, tax break and animal rights: Letters
    Cuba policy a betrayal Any visitor to Cuba, by spending money there, is aiding and abetting the Cuban government to continue its hold on power. Yes, you can get a cheap vacation, but you would be benefiting from the misery of those who have endured more...