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  • Ethiopian officials: No major change after Meles Zenawi's death

     
    After the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian officials were at pains Tuesday to reassure the world there would be no major policy deviations or power vacuum. While Meles’s lengthy illness meant he had time to plan a smooth...
  • Russian punk band's plight galvanizes artists, rights groups, leaders

     
    A Russian court's guilty verdict and prison sentence for three Russian punk rockers has united pop stars, human rights advocates and political leaders around the world in a motly phalanx of support for the women of Pussy Riot seen as victims of a new...
  • China chastised for sending Kachin people back to Myanmar

     
    China has expelled 5,000 Kachin minority people who fled fighting between rebels and Myanmar troops to go back to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, calling on China to protect and shelter the displaced people....
  • Best of the Web

     
    A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web....
  • Pakistani judge grants bail to Christian girl charged with blasphemy

     
    A Pakistani judge ordered the release on bail of a young Christian girl jailed for allegedly desecrating the Koran, a decision that ends her three-week stay in jail and comes after the arrest of a Muslim cleric on charges of trying to fabricate the case...
  • Myanmar president pardons jailed aid workers

     
    Myanmar aid workers pardoned: Three aid workers, including two who work for the United Nations, have been pardoned by Myanmar President Thein Sein after being sentenced last week, the U.N. said....
  • Gambia, Iraq executions buck worldwide abolitionist trend

     
    Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
  • 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....
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • Malawi minister reportedly denies move to suspend anti-gay law

     
    Malawi's minister of justice has reportedly denied saying that the country's law banning homosexual acts would be suspended pending a parliamentary vote on whether to decriminalize such acts. The minister, Atty. Gen. Ralph Kasambara, said this week that...
  • Putin's fear of Pussy Riot

    Putin's fear of Pussy Riot
    Vladimir Putin is a famously tough guy -- a former KGB agent who knows karate, plays hockey and gets photographed shirtless on horseback. But the Russian strongman is not really so strong. Evidently he's scare to death of three women who play in a punk...