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  • Omar Suleiman dies at 76; former head of Egyptian intelligence

    Omar Suleiman dies at 76; former head of Egyptian intelligence
    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...
  • Seeking sports equality for women, Human Rights Watch should target Doha Olympic bid

    Seeking sports equality for women, Human Rights Watch should target Doha Olympic bid
    Human Rights Watch is beating the drum this week about Saudi Arabia's discrimination against women athletes, noting among other things it is one of three countries never to have sent a woman to the Olympics. That effort should be taking aim at a...
  • Rights group: Bodies of 53 apparent Gadhafi loyalists found in Libyan hotel

    Rights group: Bodies of 53 apparent Gadhafi loyalists found in Libyan hotel
    (CNN) -- The bodies of 53 people, believed to be supporters of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been found in a hotel that was under the control of anti-Gadhafi fighters, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said it found the...
  • Banned sex workers find sympathy from AIDS meeting organizers

    Banned sex workers find sympathy from AIDS meeting organizers
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the world's largest AIDS conference kicks off in the United States for the first time in 22 years, activists want to ensure the voice of sex workers is not silenced in the discussion of how to overcome the global epidemic. As...
  • Saudis say no to women on their Olympic team

    Saudis say no to women on their Olympic team
    Let's see if Jacques Rogge puts his spine where his mouth is. At February's International Olympic Committee Women in Sport Conference in Los Angeles, the IOC president paid plenty of lip service to the ideas of gender equality.  He also spoke of the...
  • Olympic gender gap closing

    Olympic gender gap closing
    On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes. *Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad.  She...
  • Libya's only a part of Mideast equation

    The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe. But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
  • 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...
  • Crown Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz dies at 78; head of Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry

    CAIRO — Crown Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz, head of Saudi Arabia's feared Interior Ministry who after a series of attacks inside the kingdom became a close Washington ally against Al Qaeda, died Saturday, months after he was named heir apparent in the...
  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia sentences hard-line cleric to five years in prison

     
    Saudi Arabia has jailed a hard-line cleric who once called for demolishing the Grand Mosque in Mecca and rebuilding it to prevent mixing between the sexes in Islam's holiest site, local media reports say....