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  • Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees

    Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees
    LONDON — Bowing to increasing pressure, Britain will offer refuge to several hundred Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday. The decision comes after weeks of contentious debate over the...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Mariella Furrer

     
    "When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me. The molestation...
  • Syrian rebel infighting spreads to stronghold in east

    Syrian rebel infighting spreads to stronghold in east
    BEIRUT -- Fighting between rival opposition groups in northern Syria has spread to a rebel stronghold in the eastern part of the country, according to activists in the area. Activists reported fighting had begun in Raqqah, which in March of last year...
  • Egyptian crackdown targets secular activists as well as Islamists

    CAIRO -- In a case that was seen as part of a broadening crackdown on secular activists, a brother and sister who were active in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak were given suspended one-year jail terms on Sunday in connection with an attack on a...
  • France's obligation to Africa

    France's obligation to Africa
    For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France." But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic. Three weeks ago, as bloody...
  • Imagine Dragons, Flaming Lips top Feb. 5 Amnesty concert

    Imagine Dragons, the Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids and Colbie Caillat are among eight acts confirmed to play a new-generation Human Rights Concert benefiting Amnesty International on Feb. 5 at the Barclays Center in New York. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara,...
  • Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city

    Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebel groups battled one another Monday for control of a provincial capital, part of a vicious round of score settling targeting an Al Qaeda affiliate that gained stature fighting President Bashar Assad but alienated many by imposing...
  • Egypt president defends government amid criticism

    Egypt president defends government amid criticism
    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." In a...
  • Amnesty International says Egyptian authorities 'trample' on rights

    Amnesty International says Egyptian authorities 'trample' on rights
    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...
  • Pussy Riot to appear at Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn

    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...
  • Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be

    Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be
    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...
  • China's closure of labor camps gets qualified applause

    BEIJING — In August, Ma Liangfu and the more than 100 other inmates at the Tumuji Reeducation Through Labor Camp in Inner Mongolia received good news: China was abolishing its much-criticized network of detention facilities, known as laojiao,...