(AP) - A U.N. staff member was shot during a clash that broke out as officials
met to discuss a weekend cattle raid massacre that left 78 people dead,
including many women and children, U.N. officials said Friday. The Wednesday
PENH Cambodia (AP) - A U.N.-backed tribunal's Supreme Court lengthened the
sentence for the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer to life imprisonment on Friday
because of his "shocking and heinous" crimes against the Cambodian
(AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret Saturday that Chinese
police blocked a human rights lawyer from meeting her and said the Communist
government should have the confidence to allow dissent. The lawyer, Mo
HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch Cabinet moved a step closer Friday to
banning the burqa, making good on an election promise that is largely symbolic
but has broad public support. Deputy Prime Minister Maxime Verhagen said the Full
CITY (AP) - Several Nobel prize laureates are joining the PEN International
writers group in condemning attacks on journalists in Mexico. Mario Vargas
Llosa and Toni Morrison are among those participating in a Full
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Gambia (AP) - Gambia's government says President Yahya Jammeh has withdrawn his
bid to chair the African Union amid protests from civil society groups. Foreign
Minister Mamadou Tangara made the announcement on Full
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Uruguay (AP) - Uruguay's president has approved a $513,000 payment to Macarena
Gelman, who was illegally adopted during the dictatorship after her mother was
tortured and disappeared. The payment complies with an Full
Serbia (AP) - Serbia's war crimes prosecutors have denied a human rights
group's claim that the country's new army chief of staff committed war crimes
against civilians in Kosovo during the 1998-99 war. The prosecutors' office...
(AP) - The United States is taking over the leadership of the international
body charged with monitoring and preventing the sale of blood diamonds, just a
month after a major human rights watchdog quit, accusing the group of refusing
Switzerland (AP) - Haiti's president suggested Thursday that he might pardon
former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, saying reconciliation for his nation is
more important than making the man known as "Baby Doc" pay for his
(AP) - A court has sentenced a democracy activist in central China to 10 years'
imprisonment for subversion, a family member said Thursday. It's the third
lengthy jail term handed down to a dissident in less than a month. Li Tie was...
ABABA Ethiopia (AP) - An Ethiopian court on Thursday found three journalists, a
politician and a politician's assistant guilty of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism,
in a case that drew rebukes from rights groups who fear the country's...
CITY (AP) - Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt must appear in criminal court in
a genocide case involving crimes against indigenous Guatemalans during his
de-facto government in the 1980s, a federal prosecutor said Saturday. The
(AP) - The United States and other Western governments must accept the new
reality that Islamists have emerged to fill the power vacuum in the Arab world
after a wave of popular uprisings, Human Rights Watch said in its Full
(AP) - After decades of dreaming of power, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood finally
comes face to face with the question of how to use it, as a new parliament that
it dominates opens Monday. The fundamentalist group has eased off talk of