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  • Bangladesh rebuffs pleas to admit people fleeing Myanmar violence

     
    Bangladesh has rebuffed pleas from the United Nations and other groups to allow in Rohingyas displaced by clashes in Myanmar, continuing to turn away their boats at its borders. “We are not interested in more people coming to Bangladesh,”...
  • Ethiopian journalist gets 18-year prison sentence

     
    A famous Ethiopian journalist was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday, one in a group of two dozen dissidents and activists convicted on terrorism charges after a deeply disputed trial....
  • What’s in a name? In Myanmar – or Burma – it’s political

     
    In a divided country wracked with ethnic violence and edging toward reform, one of the most stubborn battles may be a war of words: Is it Burma or is it Myanmar? After Suu Kyi toured Europe and Thailand, calling her country “Burma” as she...
  • In Libya vote, coalition party headed by former transition chief claims lead

     
    A political coalition led by the former National Transitional Council’s de facto prime minister has claimed an early lead in Libya’s national election to replace the government of fallen longtime dictator Moammar Kadafi....
  • Syria's Assad laments, defends downing of Turkish jet

     
    Amid escalating cross-border tensions, Syrian President Bashar Assad has told a Turkish newspaper that he regrets “100%” Syria’s downing of a Turkish aircraft last month and said ground gunners assumed the jet was an Israeli warplane....
  • An Olympic first: Female athletes competing for every country

     
    For the first time in Olympic history, every country will have a woman competing on their team, including longtime holdout Saudi Arabia, the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday....
  • Iran urged to halt executions for alcohol consumption

     
    Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to scrap the death penalty for citizens convicted of drinking alcohol following reports that the nation's judiciary has upheld two such sentences. The watchdog called on Iranian authorities to end capital punishment for...
  • Human Rights Watch: Torture inflicted at 27 Syrian sites [Video]

     
    Tens of thousands of Syrians have been tortured in hellish detention centers where guards and interrogators tormented them by ripping out their fingernails, burning them with battery acid, inflicting electric shock and other methods of torture, Human...
  • Human rights at risk as U.S. opens Myanmar investment, groups say

     
    As the United States begins allowing new investments in Myanmar for the first time in nearly 15 years, human rights activists charge that the step will fuel abuses instead of rewarding its steps toward reform....
  • Former Congo warlord sentenced to 14 years over child soldiers

     
    Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga was ordered Tuesday to serve 14 years in prison for enlisting children as soldiers, the first sentence handed down by the decade-old International Criminal Court....
  • 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....
  • Seven facts for Turkmenistan's 'Week of Health and Happiness'

     
    Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the world, is marking the “Week of Health and Happiness” with a march up a five-mile concrete staircase and plays such as “The Era of Power is Illuminated by Happiness,” the...