Articles by human rights
Secretary Of State Hilary Clinton Honors Aung San Suu Kyi (FULL-TEXT)
September 18 2012 4:36 PM EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.
Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With Hillary Clinton In DC
September 18 2012 1:35 PM EDT
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to meet with Hillary Clinton and receive the Congressional Gold Medal for her human rights work.
Richard Gere Talks About 'Arbitrage' & How He's Still Upset About 2003 Oscar Snub For 'Chicago'
September 17 2012 6:00 PM EDT
Richard Gere's new movie "Arbitrage" reminds fans of the actor why he has become one of their Hollywood favorites. During interviews with the Huffington Post and on talk shows, Gere divulged some inside information about the movie and admitted that he was disappointed when he was snubbed at the 2003 Oscars.
Aung San Suu Kyi Arrives In US, As Myanmar Frees More Than 500 Prisoners
September 17 2012 1:58 PM EDT
Myanmar opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in the United States on Monday. Her 17-day stateside schedule includes meetings with Hillary Clinton and several U.S. politicians, as well as awards ceremonies and speaking arrangements from New York to Indiana to California.
Boko Haram Spokesman Dies After Arrest By Nigerian Military
September 17 2012 12:36 PM EDT
The Nigerian military has claimed to have killed Abu Qaqa, spokesman for the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for series of attacks on government and civilian targets, killing more 935 people since 2009.
Death Row Deadline Approaches In The Gambia: Will 38 Inmates Survive The Weekend?
September 14 2012 6:15 PM EDT
If Gambian President Yahya Jammeh sticks to his word, Saturday will be the end of the line for dozens of death row inmates.
Vietnam Targets Bloggers, But Voices Of Dissent Won't Pipe Down
September 14 2012 8:08 AM EDT
The Communist Party of Vietnam has vowed to target any blogs and websites that are "anti-party" or "anti-state," but government critics have responded with defiance.
Congo Rebel Group M23 Says It Is 'Better Than The Government,' Despite Committing War Crimes
September 13 2012 8:35 AM EDT
The rebel group M23 is committing serious war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo with help from Rwanda, according to a Tuesday report from Human Rights Watch.
The Honored Dead: Other Ambassadors And Diplomats Killed In The Line Of Service
September 12 2012 1:12 PM EDT
The death of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in Benghazi is a tragedy, and they join a long line of diplomats who died representing their nations.
José Manuel Barroso’s State of the European Union 2012 Speech (FULL-TEXT)
September 12 2012 10:33 AM EDT
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, delivered the following State of the Union 2012 speech during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on September 12, 2012
Justice By The Sword: Saudi Arabia's Embrace Of The Death Penalty
September 11 2012 1:49 PM EDT
Saudi Arabia regularly executes convicted criminals by beheading. Its use of the death penalty has been criticized due to a lack of transparency and due process in its criminal justice system
Angelina Jolie Visits Newly-Escaped Syrian Refugees In Jordan
September 11 2012 1:01 PM EDT
Angelina Jolie visited a Syrian refugee camp on the Jordanian border on Tuesday, and listened to the stories of several of the newest arrivals. The UN said there are about 2,000 people crossing the border from Syria every day.
No Internet-Fueled Arab Spring For China's 538 Million Web Users
September 11 2012 6:16 AM EDT
China has more Internet users than any other country in the world has inhabitants. Is that mass of people going to push for greater freedom? Not with government controls as stringent as they are now.
Youcef Nadarkhani: US Welcomes Report Iran Freed Christian Pastor
September 10 2012 3:47 PM EDT
Nadarkhani, 32, had been imprisoned for three years and was awaiting execution, but the apostasy charge was downgraded to evangelizing to Muslims (an offense that carries a three-year term).
Liberian Timber Wars Pit Poverty-Stricken Communities Against Secretive Big Loggers Given An Opening By The Government
September 08 2012 1:51 PM EDT
Forests are extremely important to Liberians, who rely upon vast wooded areas for everything from building supplies and medicine to water protection and game habitats. Recently, a government program turned over these critical regions to big logging firms in a misguided attempt to provide income and revenue for hard-hit communities. Can Ellen Sirleaf Johnson's administration curtail what it began?
Nigerian Police Step Up Security Around Telecom Towers After Boko Haram Attacks
September 07 2012 5:08 PM EDT
Nigerian police are conducting 24-hour surveillance of all telecom installations after the terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a recent spate of attacks on mobile phone towers in the north.
Canada Makes 'Bold Move': Severs Ties with Iran
September 07 2012 3:35 PM EDT
Canada has officially suspended all of its diplomatic relation with Iran, closing down its embassy in Iran and expelling all Iranian diplomats from Canada.
Yet Another Person Who Dislikes Mitt Romney: Vladimir Putin
September 07 2012 11:56 AM EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was "mistaken" in an interview aired Thursday.
The Middle-Class And The Death Of Culture
September 07 2012 11:10 AM EDT
Culture in America is dead, largely because the middle-class does not care about such things.