Politics

Indonesian women seek to oust men from parliament - 03/29/2009

JAKARTA, Arlina Arshad - Ahead of Indonesia's April elections, female candidates are knocking on doors, making Facebook "friends" and even singing at circumcision ceremonies to break the male...

Papal panel urges 'constructive dialogue' between Vatican, China - 03/29/2009

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - A papal commission on relations with Beijing is to meet next week to review the position of the Church in China, the Vatican said Saturday. The commission, led by Vatican...

'Hillary: The Movie' in freedom of expression case - 03/25/2009

A documentary entitled "Hillary: The Movie" was Tuesday the focus of a US Supreme Court hearing on whether films critical of political candidates can be regulated during campaign season. The...

Amnesty urges Spain to fight racism - 03/20/2009

MADRID, (AFP) - Amnesty International Saturday called on the Spanish government to ban what it said was the use by police of racial criteria in deciding identity checks. As part of the World Day...

Indira grandson faces charges for 'hate speech' - 03/17/2009

NEW DELHI,(AFP) - The grandson of late Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was facing criminal charges Tuesday for allegedly inciting violence against Muslims while campaigning for next month's...

Judges, human rights figures call for Gaza 'abuses' probe - 03/16/2009

LONDON, (AFP) - A group of the world's most experienced judges and human rights investigators called Monday for a full international investigation into alleged abuses of international law in the Gaza...

Major incest cases worldwide - Background - 03/16/2009

SANKT POELTEN, (AFP) - The case of an Austrian woman who was locked up in a cellar and raped by her father for 24 years grabbed international headlines last year. The foreign media were quick to...

Raunchy photos threaten Australian politician's vote bid - 03/15/2009

MELBOURNE, March 15, 2009 (AFP) - Far-right Australian politician Pauline Hanson's bid for a state parliament seat was thrown into disarray Sunday when newspapers published raunchy photos of the...

Young bloods vie to be Bollywood's next leading men - 03/14/2009

India's Hindi-language film industry is on the hunt for new male superstars as its current crop matures into middle age, sparking a battle among well-connected young bloods to be their successors....

Chinese foreign minister asks US 'respect' on Tibet - 03/12/2009

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Thursday urged the United States to "respect" Beijing's position on Tibet after a row over human rights in the Himalayan territory. "Tibet is an inalienable...