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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An Islamabad court Thursday ordered the arrest of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on charges of illegally detaining dozens of judges while in power, but he slipped away when commandos assigned to protect the ex-leader...
Tags: Prisons, Elections, Human Rights, Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf
CARACAS, Venezuela — Even before any legal motion was filed, the pro-government head of Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday slapped down demands for a recount of the hotly contested presidential election that gave a narrow victory to Hugo Chavez'...
Tags: Chile, Caracas (Venezuela), Venezuela, Elections, Human Rights
JERUSALEM - An Israeli investigation into the worst civilian tragedy of last November’s Gaza Strip offensive – an attack that killed 10 members of a single family and two neighbors – concluded that soldiers bombed the home by mistake and...
The Philippines is pulling more than $200 million from the Swiss bank accounts of ousted strongman Ferdinand Marcos to compensate people tortured, raped and detained while he was in power, under a new law signed Monday. Victims of abuse during the...
A Qatari poet jailed for verses deemed seditious and insulting to his nation's emir faces 15 years behind bars after an appeals court cut back on his prison term Monday. Human rights groups were outraged in November when a Qatari court first ruled...
By the time their rickety boat was rescued last week off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, nearly a hundred of the weakened passengers had lost their lives – roughly three times as many as survived. The starving people had endured nearly two...
Tags: Thailand, Refugee, United Nations, Bodies of Water, Human Rights
Sometimes a number is shocking enough to stop you cold. In filmmaker Dawn Porter's documentary "Gideon's Army," which takes an in-depth look at the professional grind experienced by public defenders (playing at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Siskel Film...
Electrical problems were to blame for a fire that reportedly killed 13 children at a mosque and religious school in Myanmar, authorities said Tuesday, even as the blaze stirred up suspicions of an attack on Muslims. Yangon regional fire chief Kyi Win...
Tags: Buddhism, Civil Rights, Arson, International Law, Human Rights
New attacks on the storied city of Timbuktu are a sign of the continued uneasiness in the African nation of Mali, months after French and Malian forces pushed back militants trying to extend their reach southward. An Al Qaeda affiliate claimed...
Tags: United Nations, Bombings, Ban Ki-moon, Elections, Rebellions
Military intervention in the Muslim world seems to bring the United States nothing but grief. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya: None looks much like a success story now. Yet the Obama administration is edging reluctantly into a civil war in Syria, aiding...
Military intervention in the Muslim world seems to bring the United States nothing but grief. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya: None looks much like a success story now. Yet the Obama administration is edging reluctantly into a civil war in Syria, aiding rebels...
Russian officials pressed ahead Wednesday with a sweeping wave of inspections on nonprofit foundations, human rights groups and other NGOs that has troubled activists in Russia and abroad. In the latest round, state inspectors showed up at the offices...
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