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  • The Week Ahead: Myanmar mends, Africa ascends, cinema celebrates

    The Week Ahead: Myanmar mends, Africa ascends, cinema celebrates
    Architect of exiting autocracy invited to the White House Monday, May 20 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Washington symbolically celebrates his nation’s embrace of democracy and the rule of law after half a century of...
  • Egypt imposes new restrictions on Syrian refugees

    Egypt imposes new restrictions on Syrian refugees
    CAIRO -- Hundreds of Syrian refugees arriving in Cairo this week were turned back as Egypt instituted new regulations requiring visas for those fleeing their war-torn country. Previously, Syrians were not required to have a visa to enter Egypt and were...
  • At least one demonstrator reportedly is killed in clashes in Egypt

    At least one demonstrator reportedly is killed in clashes in Egypt
    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...
  • Rights group: Myanmar policy discriminates against Muslims

    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...
  • Boat capsizes off Myanmar; dozens missing and feared dead

    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...
  • Egypt unrest: Troops open fire on ex-President Morsi's supporters

    Egypt unrest: Troops open fire on ex-President Morsi's supporters
    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. Witnesses...
  • Myanmar begins new round of political-prisoner releases

    NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year. Civic society groups...
  • U.S. ambassador to China on rare Tibet visit

    U.S. ambassador to China on rare Tibet visit
    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....
  • Jailing of Afghan women for 'moral' crimes is increasing, group says

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for “moral crimes” has risen by 50% in the last 18 months, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government’s need to step up efforts to protect...
  • U.N. investigators report more abuses, 'jihadist militants' in Syria

     
    United Nations human rights investigators laid out a grim picture of a rapidly deteriorating Syria, saying atrocities were growing more frequent and numerous as the bloody conflict continued to rage, with foreign “jihadist militants”...
  • Strategy to improve 'alarming situation' in Mali expected at U.N.

     
    The question of how to help Mali cope with rebels, the aftermath of a military coup and religious extremists, is slated to be taken up Wednesday at the sidelines of the United Nations, at a closely watched meeting on security in the troubled Sahel....
  • Sharing refugees -- a 'good idea' that's gone nowhere

     
    Konate is one of more than 16,000 people who have boarded boats and landed on Malta over the past decade, often by accident. The tiny Mediterranean nation is a refugee destination out of happenstance, as people fleeing North Africa aim their boats at...