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  • Russian demonstrators mark unofficial Political Prisoners' Day

     
    Teacher Svetlana Nikitina could hardly imagine while studying Russian literature that she would eventually mark Political Prisoners’ Day with a protest against what she considers the growing repression in Russia. But Tuesday, Nikitina was among...
  • In U.S. visit, Suu Kyi urges end to all economic sanctions

     
    WASHINGTON -- Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, began her first visit to the United States in four decades by urging Washington to begin lifting remaining economic sanctions, which she credited for helping pressure the...
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • Myanmar has more to prove before U.S. drops all sanctions

     
    Bit by bit, Myanmar is winning nods from the West as the former military junta edges toward reform, freeing political prisoners and letting the opposition compete in elections. The Obama administration recently announced it would loosen some of its...
  • KSM & Co. getting what they want at Guantanamo Bay

     
    The "trial of the century" kicks off at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal Saturday -- again -- with the arraignment of confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four alleged accomplices on mass murder charges that could lead to death...
  • Suu Kyi's U.S. visit may lead to more easing of sanctions on Myanmar

     
    Burma United States Obama Democracy: Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi makes her first trip to U.S. in decades starting Monday....
  • Syrian rebels: Iranian hostages on 'reconnaissance' mission

     
    BEIRUT -- The case of dozens of Iranians abducted in Syria took a dramatic and potentially sinister turn Sunday, when a purported Syrian rebel commander appeared in a video calling the captives Iranian operatives on a “reconnaissance mission”...
  • Human Rights Watch: Torture inflicted at 27 Syrian sites [Video]

     
    Tens of thousands of Syrians have been tortured in hellish detention centers where guards and interrogators tormented them by ripping out their fingernails, burning them with battery acid, inflicting electric shock and other methods of torture, Human...
  • Myanmar's new ties with U.S. may come at a cost

     
    The Obama administration’s decision this week to ease financial sanctions imposed on Myanmar, encourage American investment there and appoint a U.S. ambassador for the first time in 22 years should further the long-isolated nation’s reform...
  • Colombian rebels release French journalist

     
    After more than a month of captivity, French journlaist Romeo Langlois was released Wednesday by leftist rebels who had described him as a prisoner of war....
  • Stan Lee to debut Kids Universe imprint Feb. 2

     
    Stan Lee. (POW entertainment) Just two weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday, comics icon Stan Lee shows no signs of ......