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  • Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses

    Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law. Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
  • Reports: U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan killed civilians

    Reports: U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan killed civilians
    WASHINGTON — U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan are not as precise as American officials have suggested, and some appear to have violated international law, according to a pair of reports by human rights organizations based on interviews...
  • U.S.-Pakistan relationship has nowhere to go but up, analysts say

    U.S.-Pakistan relationship has nowhere to go but up, analysts say
    When President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in the White House on Wednesday for the first high-level contact between their countries in years, there will be plenty to talk about but little on which to agree. The relationship...
  • U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade

    U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade
    UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
  • Australia to send asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea

    Australia to send asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea
    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime...
  • Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig

    Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig
    Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...
  • Harry Belafonte, Malala Yousafzai to get Ambassador of Conscience Awards

    Harry Belafonte, Malala Yousafzai to get Ambassador of Conscience Awards
    Singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte is one of two 2013 recipients of Amnesty International’sĀ Ambassador of Conscience Awards to be handed out Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland, along with Pakistani teen human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai. U2...
  • Jennifer Lopez apologizes for serenade of Turkmenistan president

    Jennifer Lopez apologizes for serenade of Turkmenistan president
    Jennifer Lopez on Sunday was apologizing for singing "Happy Birthday to You" to the president of Turkmenistan at a concert Saturday night in that country. Seems the concert was put together on behalf of China National Petroleum Corp. for the...
  • Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters

    Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued what he said was a final warning: The protesters in Gezi Park would be removed within 24 hours, he told a meeting of his Justice and Development Party in the capital,...
  • Activists urge Obama to speak out on Mexico's human rights record

    Activists urge Obama to speak out on Mexico's human rights record
    MEXICO CITY -- Activists are attempting to spotlight human rights issues during President Obama's visit this week to Mexico, urging him to publicly condemn what they describe as Mexico’s abysmal record of torture, killings and forced...
  • Iran will investigate blogger's death in custody 'if necessary'

     
    An Iranian parliamentary panel will investigate the death in custody of a young Iranian blogger, Sattar Beheshti, "if necessary," according to a lawmaker quoted by an Iranian news agency....