| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:17 AM
* Russia, Olympic chiefs hail Games as a success
* Putin uses Games to showcase modern Russia
* West fears Russia may use force over Ukraine
* Opposition fears tough treatment after Games end
By Timothy Heritage
Feb 24 (Reuters) - For more than two...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:02 AM
DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizers have said they will penalize contractors who violate the welfare of construction workers after the Gulf country was widely criticized over its labor rights record.
But the measures, which included...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:05 AM
REYHANLI, Turkey Gen. Ahmed al Berri, the top officer of the Western-backed Syrian rebels in Hama province, was driving up Syria's main north-south highway in mid-December when he slowed at a checkpoint, expecting a friendly wave-through by the radical...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Capital punishment is in the news.
Federal prosecutors have announced that they will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the young perpetrators of last April's Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
By Inmaculada Sanz
MADRID, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Spain's parliament will debate a
bill on Tuesday to limit the power of judges to pursue
international human rights cases, a day after Spanish arrest
orders were issued for former Chinese officials accused...
| Feb 7, 2014
— Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, two members of the Russian dissident punk collective Pussy Riot recently freed from prison, are in the United States on a publicity tour. They appeared at a New York concert sponsored by Amnesty...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The two freed members of Russian music and performance-art collective Pussy Riot who appeared Wednesday in New York with Madonna at an Amnesty International concert supporting human rights issues worldwide are “no longer members of the group,”...
| Jan 22, 2014
South America's powerhouse faces tough dilemmas in 2014.
Brazil is hastily preparing to host two of the world's premier mega-events: the World Cup starting in June and the Olympics just 24 months later. While it has come under heavy criticism for the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Pussy Riot may no longer be a formal band, but the activists will still make a high-profile appearance at a Brooklyn music venue next month.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will appear alongside the Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:22 AM
CAIRO -- A leading rights group declared Thursday that Egypt’s military-backed interim government, in power for nearly seven months, is using state institutions such as the legal system and branches of law enforcement to “trample on human...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
CAIRO — Even as Egypt came under withering new criticism from international and domestic human rights groups, interim President Adly Mansour on Thursday credited his military-backed government with bringing about "an end to the police state."