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  • 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...
  • Syrian forces carried out unlawful executions, report says

     
    Syrian forces summarily executed at least 100 people, including civilians and opposition fighters, as they tried to crush the uprising against President Bashar Assad, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch that documents a dozen cases of...
  • Protests rage for Bahrain inmate 58 days on hunger strike [Video]

     
    As a jailed activist reached nearly two months on hunger strike, Bahraini protesters reportedly battled water cannons and tear gas on the streets Friday, agitating for his release....
  • Kuwaiti sentenced to 7 years for offending Shiites on Twitter

     
    A Kuwaiti writer will reportedly spend seven years in prison for making remarks on Twitter that offended Shiite Muslims, the latest in a string of sentences that have punished Kuwaitis for online talk....
  • Fragile Syrian peace plan tested by Friday protests [Video]

     
    As Syrian protesters took to the streets on Friday, testing the fragile peace plan that is supposed to guarantee Syrians the right to assemble and stop both sides from firing their weapons, the government and rebels both accused each other of breaking the...
  • Myanmar has more to prove before U.S. drops all sanctions

     
    Bit by bit, Myanmar is winning nods from the West as the former military junta edges toward reform, freeing political prisoners and letting the opposition compete in elections. The Obama administration recently announced it would loosen some of its...
  • In Mali, a shaky debut for the would-be country of Azawad

     
    Nearly a month ago, Tuareg fighters seized the northern stretches of Mali as it reeled from a military coup, declaring a new state of their own called Azawad. But while Mali has so far failed to dislodge the rebels, the Tuareg stab at independence has...
  • Human rights activists doubt China will protect Chen Guangcheng

     
    Human rights activists cast doubt Wednesday on whether China would hold to its assurances to protect escaped dissident Chen Guangcheng, worried for his safety after his departure from the U.S. Embassy....
  • China scolds U.S. for harboring dissident Chen, demands apology

     
    The Chinese government issued a stern warning to the United States on Wednesday after blind dissident Chen Guangcheng ended his weeklong stay at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, saying officials were "strongly dissatisfied with the move" to shelter the...
  • In Bangladesh, Clinton to focus on democracy and development

     
    Clinton Bangladesh Democracy: Clinton in Troubled Bangladesh on Democracy, Development...
  • Bahrain protesters, prince grapple over Formula 1 race [Video]

     
    As Formula 1 drivers practiced for a race in Bahrain on Friday, tens of thousands of protesters poured onto a highway to agitate against the event, heralded by the monarchy as a sign of unity in the island nation....
  • Activists: Abuses exposed by escaped Chinese dissident continue

     
    Blind human rights activist and attorney Chen Guangcheng, who fellow activists say escaped from house arrest last weekend, had worked to expose forced sterilization and other abuses by Chinese authorities charged with family planning before he was...