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  • Turkey lifts ban on Islamic head scarves, veils in civil service jobs

    Turkey lifts ban on Islamic head scarves, veils in civil service jobs
    The Turkish government decreed Tuesday an end to a nearly 90-year-old ban on wearing Islamic head scarves and veils in civil service jobs, threatening to rekindle the secular vs. religious showdown that ignited weeks of unrest in late spring. The ban,...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Annan urges African leaders to stand by International Criminal Court

    Annan urges African leaders to stand by International Criminal Court
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African leaders meet in Ethiopia on Friday to discuss calls to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, even as former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan of Ghana urged them to stand by the court. Amid sharp criticism...
  • NYFF 2013: Does '12 Years a Slave' deserve 'hard to watch' label?

    NYFF 2013: Does '12 Years a Slave' deserve 'hard to watch' label?
    NEW YORK -- Walking out of the theater after the official U.S. debut for Steve McQueen’s slavery tour de force “12 Years a Slave” on Tuesday, a viewer could be heard adding skepticism to her admiration. “I wanted to ask about why...
  • In Mexico custody battles, high-profile fathers gain an edge

    In Mexico custody battles, high-profile fathers gain an edge
    MEXICO CITY — She was his secretary. He was none other than the chief justice of the Mexican Supreme Court. She became his mistress, they had two children, but then they drifted apart. It was the subsequent custody battle that was the real...
  • Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate

    Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate
    President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
  • For Israelis and Palestinians, the two-stage option

     For Israelis and Palestinians, the two-stage option
    In the coming weeks or months Palestinians will likely put an end to the latest peace talks, just as they did in 2000 and 2008. Israel will of course be blamed; however, the reality will remain the same as it has been for the last 20 years: The so-...
  • Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold

    Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold
    M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
  • Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'

    Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'
    For the past three months Lauryn Hill has been behind bars for tax evasion. Hill chose to mark her release on Friday with a new single, “Consumerism.” The coming out track is a blistering jam that has Hill speed-rapping through a heady...
  • Report: Syrian rebels targeted civilians in Assad's home province

    Report: Syrian rebels targeted civilians in Assad's home province
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebel forces killed at least 190 civilians and kidnapped more than 200 others during a much-publicized offensive in the coastal province of Latakia in August, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. The allegations in the...
  • Myanmar talks with Kachin rebels yield agreement but no cease-fire

    Myanmar talks with Kachin rebels yield agreement but no cease-fire
    YANGON, Myanmar -- One day after a seven-point agreement was signed between ethnic Kachin rebels and the Myanmar government, analysts and members of the Kachin community expressed skepticism that this represented much of a breakthrough. The two sides...