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  • Music to shine a light on Guantanamo Bay

    Music to shine a light on Guantanamo Bay
    I finally read all of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" this spring while I was on tour for my album "Radio Music Society." At about the same time, the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay detention center hit the headlines. Soon, scores...
  • UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders

    UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenya and the African Union failed on Friday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to delay the trials in the Hague of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. The U.N. draft resolution seeking the...
  • 2 Nigerian groups added to U.S. list of terrorist organizations

    2 Nigerian groups added to U.S. list of terrorist organizations
    WASHINGTON — Two Islamist groups in Nigeria have been added to the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations for killing thousands of people and threatening Westerners in West Africa, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Boko Haram...
  • EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...
  • Amnesty International concerts captured on 'Released!' DVDs, CDs

    Amnesty International concerts captured on 'Released!' DVDs, CDs
    It’s almost inconceivable today, but a generation ago, some of the biggest pop music events in the history of the planet came and went with no commercially available evidence left behind. That curious fact is brought to the fore with this week&...
  • Reports: U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan killed civilians

    Reports: U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan killed civilians
    WASHINGTON — U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan are not as precise as American officials have suggested, and some appear to have violated international law, according to a pair of reports by human rights organizations based on interviews...
  • Police's Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland due at film premiere Nov. 3

    Police's Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland due at film premiere Nov. 3
    Two-thirds of the Police -- guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland -- will be reunited on Sunday to talk about their role in Amnesty International’s benefit concerts at the world premiere of “Released!” a new concert film...
  • Jordan turning away refugees from Syria, rights group says

    BEIRUT -- Jordan has denied entry to "hundreds, if not thousands," of refugees fleeing the fighting in neighboring Syria, Amnesty International said Thursday. In a 40-page report, the rights group accused the Jordanian government of discriminating...
  • Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions

    Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions
    BEIRUT -- Mohammed Subhi Abed, a soft-spoken man of 43, says he was working for the opposition Free Syria News radio station in the northern city of Raqqa when masked gunmen burst into the offices in June and confiscated all of the laptops and satellite...
  • Liberals like me caused Obama's illegal drone war

    The advocacy groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are accusing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of possible war crimes for drone strike campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen. These charges won't have much weight within the United...
  • U.S.-Pakistan relationship has nowhere to go but up, analysts say

    U.S.-Pakistan relationship has nowhere to go but up, analysts say
    When President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in the White House on Wednesday for the first high-level contact between their countries in years, there will be plenty to talk about but little on which to agree. The relationship...
  • You name it, Eric Garcetti has done it

    You name it, Eric Garcetti has done it
    In exactly one week, Los Angeles will wake up with a newly elected mayor. The lucky leader of 4 million restless campers with cracked sidewalks could be Wendy Greuel, the business-suited Valley kid who worked for Mayor Tom Bradley and President...