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  • Iraqis who aided US military seek to resettle here amid new violence

    ATLANTA Terrorists sought to kidnap and kill Hadi Lazim when he served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Baghdad during the war in Iraq. He fled to the U.S. with a special visa in 2010 and has steadily helped his five sons legally immigrate here...
  • Egipto niega la entrada a funcionarios de Human Rights Watch

    EL CAIRO (Reuters) - Egipto negó la entrada al país al director ejecutivo de la organización de derechos humanos Human Rights Watch y otra funcionaria por "motivos de seguridad", después de ser retenidos en el aeropuerto de El Cairo durante 12 horas,...
  • Maliki clings to power in Iraq despite criticism

    BAGHDAD Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki in an unusual midnight address likened some of his political opponents to terrorists and announced that he would take the country's president to court over alleged constitutional violations. His...
  • U.S. strikes continue against Islamic State in Iraq

    BAGHDAD More American air strikes pounded Islamic State positions in Northern Iraq on Sunday while lawmakers in Baghdad struggled to choose a prime minister to lead them in forming a new government. U.S. Central Command reported that piloted and unmanned...
  • U.S. launches 3 airstrikes; officials say involvement will be limited

    KALAK, Iraq The United States returned Friday to war in Iraq, bombing Islamic State fighters encroaching on the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where scores of American diplomats and military advisers are based, and making a second drop of food and water to...
  • President Obama's troubling dinner party

     President Obama's troubling dinner party
    The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates. The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
  • Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war

    Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war
    Pro-Russia separatists fighting off a Ukrainian government offensive have commandeered ambulances to transport retreating gunmen, taken cover in hospitals and threatened medical staff treating their wounded, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The New...
  • 1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law

    1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law
    Even the convicted killer now admits it was brutal and senseless: a young police officer left in the gutter, three bullets in his chest, one in his right temple, after a traffic stop. The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday

    Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday
    The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule. Grand Ayatollah ...
  • Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city

    Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city
    Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad. Tikrit, the hometown of former...
  • Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned

    Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
  • Obama's crackdown on leakers damages constitutional protections, activists say

    WASHINGTON Recent revelations of the U.S. government's pervasive surveillance program and its crackdown on leaks are making it increasingly difficult for American journalists and lawyers to do their jobs, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch and the...