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  • 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.
  • Egypt releases Mubarak sons one day after uprising anniversary

    CAIRO The two sons of former Egyptian president Hosny Mubarak were released from prison Monday, one day after at least 20 people were killed in protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that ended his rule. Gamal and Alaa Mubarak were freed...

    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...

    Salman moves Saudi succession toward next-generation princes

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has propelled a younger generation of the ruling House of Saud family closer to power in the world's top oil exporter. King Salman, whose rule began with Abdullah's death early on Friday,...

    China says Muslim Uighurs are fleeing to join jihadi

    BEIJING Nearly every week, reports surface of Muslim Uighurs trying to flee China. They've been found in refugee camps in Thailand and caught with fake passports trying to board planes. This week, Chinese police gunned down two Uighurs after they...