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  • On World AIDS Day, activists condemn global donor shortfalls

     
    Activists warn that donor shortfalls on global AIDS funding will kill many people. On World AIDS Day activists predicted that severe shortfalls in the Global Fund grants for AIDS, TB and malaria due to donor fatigue would cost many lives, particularly...
  • European Union approves new sanctions against Iran and Syria

     
    The European Union agrees to impose sanctions on 180 Iranian individuals and entities. The action by EU foreign ministers follows the ransacking of the British embassy in Tehran earlier this week....
  • Clinton holds landmark meeting with Myanmar president

     
    Clinton Myanmar North Korea Human Rights: Hillary Clinton meets with Myanmar President where she's expected to discuss North Korea and Human Rights....
  • Pentagon Papers still causing controversy 40 years on (in China)

     
    A play about the struggle between a free press and government is one thing. A discussion about that play is yet another order of magnitude, as the producers of L.A. Theatre Works' “Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers” discovered...
  • Turkey announces new sanctions on Syria

     
    Turkey announces tough new sanctions on Syria. The sanctions aim to persuade President Bashar Assad’s regime to halt a bloody crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising....
  • Afghan sisters hurt in acid attack over rejected proposal

     
    Afghan acid attack: A young Afghan woman and two sisters were the victims of an acid-throwing attack three days after her family declined a marriage proposal from an older man, according to authorities in Kunduz province. All three sisters -- including...
  • Britain closes embassy in Tehran after attacks

     
    Britain announces that it is closing its embassy in Tehran and gives Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave London. The announcement came the day after hundreds of Iranian demonstrators stormed the British embassy and another diplomatic compound in Tehran......
  • Hillary Clinton arrives in Myanmar for historic visit

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday for a historic three-day visit aimed at encouraging reform and assessing progress in the long-isolated nation....
  • U.S. restores diplomatic relations with Myanmar

     
    Myanmar, Burma, Obama administration: The Obama administration formally restored diplomatic relations with Myanmar on Friday, in recognition of the long isolated regime’s recent steps toward reform, including the just-completed release of...
  • Myanmar frees more political prisoners

     
    Myanmar prisoner sanctions: Myanmar on Friday was in the process of releasing over 600 prisoners, including many high-profile political detainees....
  • Author Salman Rushdie hardly alone in raising government concerns

     
    Security concerns most recently have Indian officials warning that author Salman Rushdie shouldn’t appear at a literary festival that begins Friday in the city of Jaipur. Many artists and writers have raised concerns and encountered government...
  • Pagoda festival long banned in Myanmar celebrated again

     
    In Myanmar, thousands thronged to a sacred shrine studded with diamonds for a Buddhist festival that was banned for more than two decades under the former military regime, the latest sign of change in the southeast Asian country. And what a sight it was....