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Syria Army Units Reportedly Clash Over Crackdown

Syria Army Units Reportedly Clash Over Crackdown

BEIRUT — Members of Syrian army units have clashed with each other over carrying out President Bashar Assad’s orders to crack down on protesters in the southern city of Daraa, the heart of the uprising, witnesses and human rights group…

Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan Gang Rape Victim, Fearful After All But One Suspect Cleared

Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan Gang Rape Victim, Fearful After All But One Suspect Cleared

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday freed five men accused in the notorious gang-rape of a woman under orders from a village council in 2002, angering the victim and human rights groups. The ruling left just one of the ini…

U.S. Secretly Backed Syrian Opposition Groups, Cables Released By WikiLeaks Show

U.S. Secretly Backed Syrian Opposition Groups, Cables Released By WikiLeaks Show

The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cabl…

Israel Human Rights Inquiry A ‘War On Dissent,’ Say Groups

Israel Human Rights Inquiry A ‘War On Dissent,’ Say Groups

JERUSALEM — Human rights groups expressed outrage Wednesday after Israel’s parliament moved toward approving a formal inquiry into their sources of funding, describing it as a step to stifle dissent and limit democracy.The vote was one…