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US, 6 other nations urge tight ban on arms sales to Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — The United States and six other nations issued a joint statement Friday calling on the international community to suspend all assistance to Myanmar's military, and expressing grave conc...

Hamilton: F1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights

Formula One is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights issues as the series closes its season in the Middle East, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday. F1 c...

Myanmar court gives Suu Kyi confidante 20-year prison term

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar found a close colleague of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of treason and sentenced him Friday to 20 years in prison, a member of their political party said. Lo...

Myanmar: Suu Kyi aide jailed for 20 years for treason — local reports

Seventy-nine-year-old Myanmar politician U Win Htein has been sentenced to 20-years in jail for sedition, his lawyer said Friday. Win Htein is a senior member of deposed national leader Aung San Suu ...

AP: Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The soldiers in rural Myanmar twisted the young man’s skin with pliers and kicked him in the chest until he couldn’t breathe. Then they taunted him about his family until his...

AP: Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The soldiers in rural Myanmar twisted the young man’s skin with pliers and kicked him in the chest until he couldn’t breathe. Then they taunted him about his family until his...

Frenchman tied to far-right abduction charged with terrorism

PARIS (AP) — A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government has been charged with terrorism in connection with what authorities have said was an extreme-right plot to attack...

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday ...

Venezuela general who broke with Hugo Chavez dies in prison

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Raúl Isaías Baduel, a former Venezuelan defense minister and ally-turned-critic of the late President Hugo Chávez, died from COVID-19 while in prison, where he had been await...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2021. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

Sweden charges Iranian over 1988 'war crimes and murder'

An Iranian man was charged with the murder of over 100 political prisoners going back 33 years, Swedish prosecutors said on Tuesday. Since many of the killings occurred in 1988 during the Iran-Iraq w...

Belarus leader vows to keep up raids of NGOs, media outlets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The longtime leader of Belarus vowed Thursday to continue a crackdown on civil society activists he regards as “bandits and foreign agents.” President Alexander ...

Viktor Babariko: Belarus jails former presidential contender

More than a year after Belarusian opposition figure Viktor Babariko was arrested en route to register his presidential candidacy, a Minsk court sentenced him to 14 years in jail Tuesday. Officially, ...

Activists, journalists included in Myanmar prisoner release

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's government began releasing about 2,300 prisoners on Wednesday, including activists who were detained for protesting against the military's seizure of power in February and jou...

Prosecutors request life sentence for 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan prosecutors on Thursday requested a life sentence for the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” as he faces terrorism charges, while his family asserts that he faces m...