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  • Questions regarding the value of life and international law

    Unlike most Palestinians, I don't believe that Israel attempts to kill a maximum number of Palestinian civilians, especially children. At the same time, I don't accept the Israeli claims that Hamas militants use Palestinian civilians as human shields. Yet...
  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source

    Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source
    Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said on Tuesday. If confirmed,...
  • Philly police make arrest in killing of 3-year-old girl

    PHILADELPHIA — Police late Saturday charged a man in the killing of a 3-year-old girl as she was getting her hair braided on her Grays Ferry porch the night before. The death of Tynirah Borum — one of five people hit in the blaze of gunfire...
  • Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo

    Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo
    The Kremlin is keeping Edward Snowden guessing about whether it will renew temporary asylum for the fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor. Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. prosecutors after he leaked details about NSA surveillance practices, was...
  • Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row temporarily detained

    Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row temporarily detained
    A  Christian woman in Sudan freed from death row Monday was temporarily detained a day later after trying to leave the country with her family, according to reports from Khartoum, Sudan. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, sentenced to hang last month for...
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  • Sudanese Christian woman detained yet again

    A Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row Monday after an appeals court in Khartoum overturned convictions for apostasy and adultery has again been detained by Sudanese authorities, who accuse her of forging travel documents. Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...
  • Prominent female activist killed in Libya

    Prominent female activist killed in Libya
    A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi shortly after casting her ballot in the...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Egyptian official denies torture, says prison is like a hotel

    Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay. Egypt’s penal institutions, together...
  • Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
    A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...