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Human Rights

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  • Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream

    Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
  • As Israeli doctors aid Syrians, humanitarianism trumps geopolitics

    As Israeli doctors aid Syrians, humanitarianism trumps geopolitics
    SAFED, Israel — The 9-year-old Syrian boy with no legs wheeled himself down a bright hospital corridor, stopping to accept a pain pill from one nurse and a high-five from another. He has been here for a month, ever since a Syrian government...
  • Egyptian army denies report of Sisi running for president

    Egyptian army denies report of Sisi running for president
    CAIRO -- Egypt’s army on Thursday denied that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi had told a Kuwaiti newspaper that he was running for president, saying any declaration of his candidacy would be made directly and unequivocally to “the great...
  • Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics

    Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics
    MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
  • Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers

    Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is changing the rules for refugees and asylum seekers in the United States so that people will no longer be barred entry for providing incidental or unintentional support to terrorist organizations. The new...
  • Apple's Tim Cook gets feisty, funny and fiery at shareholders meeting

    Apple's Tim Cook gets feisty, funny and fiery at shareholders meeting
    CUPERTINO, Calif. -- At an annual shareholders meeting Friday that was almost completely devoid of drama, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook still managed to stun the audience for a moment and bring the room to complete silence.  Sitting on a chair onstage,...
  • Today is 'Bob Marley Day' in Toronto; Rob Ford gets dancing

    Today is 'Bob Marley Day' in Toronto; Rob Ford gets dancing
    Hear ye, hear ye. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has declared Feb. 6 "Bob Marley Day." Toronto residents, get partying. The mayor, who gained fame by smoking crack and making outrageous public statements, is reportedly a big fan of Marley. In December he had...
  • Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention

    Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention
    The woman held at an Iraqi death row facility arrived for a meeting with a human rights group last year on crutches, the result, she said, of nine days of beatings and electric shocks. Seven months later, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, the woman...
  • Freed Russian musicians 'no longer members' of Pussy Riot

    Freed Russian musicians 'no longer members' of Pussy Riot
    The two freed members of Russian music and performance-art collective Pussy Riot who appeared Wednesday in New York with Madonna at an Amnesty International concert supporting human rights issues worldwide are “no longer members of the group,”...
  • U.S. diplomat caught on tape; officials point finger at Russia

    U.S. diplomat caught on tape; officials point finger at Russia
    WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials have grumbled for months about what they see as world leaders’ faux outrage over revelations of U.S. spying. Countries spy on one another, President Obama has said. The U.S. is a target as well as a...
  • Just how do Americans see Cuba?

    Just how do Americans see Cuba?
    The Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council released a poll last month that has been touted by many as marking an unprecedented shift in support for a change in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Media outlets, including the L.A. Times, jumped on the...