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  • Myanmar wants country off UN human rights agenda

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar's foreign minister promised Monday his country is working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about a situation that has drawn global condemnation. Wunna Maung Lwin also insisted...

  • NKorea tells UN it's ready to discuss human rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says it is willing to cooperate with the U.N. and other international organizations on human rights, but is bristling at what it views as politicization of the issue by its arch enemy, the United States. In February, a U.N. commission of inquiry concluded there...

  • Landrieu highlighting opposition to sanctions bill

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu visited a Citgo refinery in southwestern Louisiana on Thursday to highlight her success in stalling a bill to impose sanctions against human-rights abusers in Venezuela's government. While the Democratic senator has been criticized as siding with...

  • UN rights body to share Syria war crimes evidence

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted overwhelmingly to share its evidence of Syrian atrocities in hopes it will be forwarded to the world's war crimes tribunal. By a vote of 32-5, with 10 abstentions, the 47-nation council adopted the resolution Thursday strongly condemning...

  • Leading Bahrain activist released from jail

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini authorities on Thursday released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month. Al-Khawaja continues to face charges of assaulting police after she refused to hand over...

  • American man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

    An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor by a court in North Korea, where authorities had accused him of trying to investigate human rights issues.

  • Taliban militants who shot Malala Yousafzai have been arrested

    Ten Taliban militants responsible for the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and two other teenage girls have been arrested, Pakistan's army announced Friday.

  • Bahrain activist's detention extended

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A Bahraini court on Saturday ordered human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja to remain in detention for a further 10 days as authorities continue to investigate her case, which stems from her decision to return to the Gulf nation to visit her jailed father. Al-Khawaja was...

  • Rights groups call for release of Syrian activists

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 78 other international human rights and press freedom groups, called on the Syrian government Friday to release three Syrian human rights activists who have been imprisoned for more than two years. A Syrian court is expected to...



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