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  • U.S. escalates clandestine war in Yemen

     
    In an escalation of America’s clandestine war in Yemen, a small contingent of U.S. troops is providing targeting data for Yemeni airstrikes as government forces battle to dislodge Al Qaeda militants and other insurgents in the country’s...
  • China and U.S. face choices in Chen case, none perfect

     
    No resolution to the diplomatic challenges facing the United States and China over what happens to blind dissident Chen Guangcheng is likely to both ease Chinese embarrassment and cast the Obama administration as a staunch defender of human rights,...
  • Russian gay activist fined for promoting homosexuality

     
    The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....
  • Former prosecutor hails Charles Taylor guilty verdict

     
    Founding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...
  • Raphael Saadiq, Moby booked for free Century City concerts

     
    The heavy commercial district that is Century City will be getting an injection of rock 'n' roll this summer. In conjunction with the upcoming exhibit “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present,” KCRW-FM has revealed...
  • Jailed dissidents in Bahrain granted new trials

     
    A Bahraini activist who has refused food for months and a score of others convicted of plotting against the Persian Gulf state were granted retrials Monday, meeting a key demand of human rights groups who have argued that the military trials carried out...
  • Human rights activists doubt China will protect Chen Guangcheng

     
    Human rights activists cast doubt Wednesday on whether China would hold to its assurances to protect escaped dissident Chen Guangcheng, worried for his safety after his departure from the U.S. Embassy....
  • Azerbaijan faces critics as host of Eurovision singing contest

     
    Street protests and clashes. Cyberattacks. Angry words from Iran. This probably wasn’t the kickoff that Azerbaijan had hoped for as it hosts Eurovision, a glitzy singing contest this week that aims to pit the best crooners and chanteuses on the...
  • Solitary-confinement inmates threaten new hunger strike

     
    Self-declared inmate leaders within California's toughest prison wing are threatening renewed protests over the state's inmate isolation policies....
  • Mystery surrounds arrested Iranian blogger's reported death

     
    Human rights activists are calling on Iran to investigate the apparent death of a blogger who was in custody after being arrested for criticizing the government in online postings. Sattar Beheshti, 35, reportedly died this week while in detention after...
  • Malawi minister reportedly denies move to suspend anti-gay law

     
    Malawi's minister of justice has reportedly denied saying that the country's law banning homosexual acts would be suspended pending a parliamentary vote on whether to decriminalize such acts. The minister, Atty. Gen. Ralph Kasambara, said this week that...