Politics

Nine Nobel Peace winners call for Suu Kyi release - 05/20/2009

SAN JOSE - Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners are calling for fellow laureate and Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed, calling her trial for violating her house arrest a "mockery,"...

Psychological scars haunt Pakistan's displaced - 05/19/2009

JALALA CAMP, Jennie Matthew - Grandmother Rehmat Noor stumbles into the medical tent. She can barely walk, her sight is failing and she has hardly slept since abandoning her home under fire in the...

US 'dismayed' at Russian, separatist actions at talks on Georgia - 05/19/2009

WASHINGTON - The United States said it was "dismayed" at moves by the Russians and separatist allies to spurn talks on Georgia, calling their actions a coordinated effort to undermine the...

Sri Lanka 'peace long from being won': former mediator - 05/18/2009

OSLO - Peace is far from being won in Sri Lanka, despite the government's claims to have scored a crushing military victory against Tamil Tiger rebels, the former negotiator in the conflict said...

Lithuania set for first female president - 05/18/2009

VILNIUS, Marielle Vitureau - Dalia Grybauskaite claimed a landslide victory in Lithuania's presidential election on Sunday that would make her the Baltic nation's first woman leader. "I would like...

Israeli PM heads to US for first Obama meeting - 05/17/2009

TEL AVIV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday for his first meeting with President Barack Obama amid divisions on Middle East peacemaking and Iran's nuclear...

Early returns show Kuwaiti women winning parliament seats - 05/17/2009

KUWAIT CITY - Early returns from Kuwait's general election showed Sunday that Kuwaiti women were poised to win their first seats ever in the Gulf state parliament. With almost half of the votes...

In reversal, Obama rules out release of detainee photos - 05/14/2009

WASHINGTON, Dan De Luce - President Barack Obama on Wednesday reversed a decision to release photos showing abuse of "war on terror" detainees, saying he feared it would cause a backlash against US...

Myanmar to charge Suu Kyi over American's visit - 05/14/2009

YANGON- Myanmar authorities will take pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to court Thursday to charge her over an incident in which an American swam across a lake to visit her house, her party...

Cheney steps up assault on Obama - 05/13/2009

WASHINGTON- Former vice president Dick Cheney stepped up his assault on President Barack Obama on Tuesday, warning he was making "huge" mistakes on the economy and stripping America's anti-terror...
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