| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:43 AM
CAIRO – At least one demonstrator was killed Friday in clashes between supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and security forces outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard, news reports said.
An ambulance medic said he...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:44 AM
NEW DELHI -- A watchdog group Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to immediately revoke a population-control policy that blocks members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from having more than two children, measures it said are...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW DELHI – A boat carrying approximately 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized late Monday off the coast of Myanmar with many of its occupants feared dead, UN officials said, as the region braced for a cyclone expected to slam low-lying areas inhabited...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:25 AM
CAIRO – Egyptian troops opened fire Friday on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi as they demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard, where Morsi was reported to be under military arrest, witnesses reported.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:34 PM
XINING, China -- The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, paid a rare visit to Tibet this week as human rights advocates blasted the Chinese government’s policy of luring Tibetan nomads into concrete housing projects with little job opportunities....
| Apr 9, 2013
Victor Carranza, known as the "Emerald King" of Colombia, who built a near monopoly in trade in the precious gems and survived at least two assassination attempts along the way, died of lung cancer Thursday at a Bogota hospital. He was 77.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:56 PM
CAIRO — Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spymaster and a confidant of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, died Thursday in a U.S. hospital, months after his unsuccessful presidential bid to restore the old guard to power after a national revolution, state...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:29 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Activists are attempting to spotlight human rights issues during President Obama's visit this week to Mexico, urging him to publicly condemn what they describe as Mexico’s abysmal record of torture, killings and forced...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.” That may sound like a clique of conspiracy theorists or the title of a summer B movie, but it's actually an alliance of human rights groups raising legal and ethical concerns about people's willingness to cede life-...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:19 PM
MOSCOW – Despite opposition from human rights activists, Russia’s lower house of parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban providing children with information on homosexuality.
The lower house, or State Duma, voted...
| Dec 31, 2012
MEXICO CITY — On the eve of Mexico's Day of the Dead this year, authorities in Veracruz declared triumphantly that they had solved one of the decade's most notorious slayings of a journalist in Mexico.
They trotted before reporters a sad-sack...