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  • Russian lawmakers vote to expand definition of treason, espionage

     
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country....
  • Eurozone unemployment figures hit a new high

     
    Europe’s economic gloom deepened Wednesday on the back of news that unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone hit another record high in September as the region’s debt crisis continued to sap the confidence of business owners, investors and...
  • Afghan commission sets presidential election for April 2014

     
    The Afghan government announced Wednesday that presidential and provincial elections will be held in April 2014 -- a critical step demanded by an international community eager for signs of stability in Afghanistan. The date, April 5, 2014, was hailed as...
  • Two new settler outposts go up in West Bank, activists report

     
    Two new outposts of settlers have gone up in the West Bank in recent months, according to a report by the Israeli anti-settlement organization Peace Now. The organization noted that unlike the usual makeshift set-up of such outposts, these come complete...
  • Clinton discloses West's effort to help reshape Syria opposition

     
    The Obama administration and allies have begun an effort to reshape the Syria opposition to give a bigger role to front-line fighters, a smaller one to exiles, and to exclude entirely Islamic radicals, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said....
  • Bashar Assad: To live and die in Syria

     
    Syrian President Bashar Assad says he has no intention of leaving Syria, despite demands from Washington and elsewhere that he relinquish power....
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • Attacks in Afghanistan leave at least 20 people dead

     
    Bombings killed 20 people around Afghanistan on Thursday as insurgents targeted Afghan security forces but left a number of civilians dead....
  • Police arrest Israeli teens in beating of Palestinian youth

     
    Israeli police have arrested seven teenagers in the brutal beating last week of a Palestinian youth in central Jerusalem. Police say the attack was racially-motivated....
  • Myanmar stops censoring articles before they go to print

     
    Journalists in Myanmar will no longer have to send their articles to a censorship board to be scrubbed of anything critical or sensitive before publication, a landmark step announced Monday toward lifting restrictions on the press. But reporters in the...
  • Government forces killed, raped Rohingya in Myanmar, report says

     
    In Myanmar, government forces stood by while Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists were slain in devastating rounds of violence, then joined in by killing, raping and rounding up the Rohingya, Human Rights Watch said in a new report....