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Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls for U.S. to ‘Make Guns Illegal’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls for U.S. to ‘Make Guns Illegal’

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned the United States on Sunday for not defying the Second Amendment by passing a nationwide ban on guns, blaming lawmakers' respect for the
U.K. Lawmakers Slam Professional Firms on Gender ‘Loophole’

U.K. Lawmakers Slam Professional Firms on Gender ‘Loophole’

U.K. politicians are demanding law and accounting firms revise figures on how male and female staff are remunerated amid criticism that their partnership structures let them understate the gender pay

Seeking IMF Bailout, Debt-Laden Congo Steps Up War on Graft

Authorities in the Republic of Congo plan to arrest more officials as part of an anti-corruption drive to meet conditions set by the International Monetary Fund for a bailout.
Violence Halts Rare Aid Delivery to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Violence Halts Rare Aid Delivery to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local
The crown prince doesn’t listen to Saudis – why would he listen to Theresa May? | Jamal Khashoggi and Robert Lacey

The crown prince doesn’t listen to Saudis – why would he listen to Theresa May? | Jamal Khashoggi and Robert Lacey

Britain once had a ‘big stick’, now the prime minister has little influence over Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and her only concern will be for Saudi Arabia’s moneyIn February 1945, over lunch in Cairo,
Tillerson Heads to Africa With Security, Not Aid, as U.S. Focus

Tillerson Heads to Africa With Security, Not Aid, as U.S. Focus

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa with a pledge to help shore up trade, civic freedom and good governance in countries that President Donald Trump
At least 7.7m Brazilians forced to leave homes since 2000, study finds

At least 7.7m Brazilians forced to leave homes since 2000, study finds

Georeferencing helps reveal the scale of impact from natural disasters and dam building At least 7.7 million Brazilians, or one every minute, have been forced to leave their homes since 2000, a
Pacific Trade Pact Faces Political Scrutiny After Signing

Pacific Trade Pact Faces Political Scrutiny After Signing

After years of often rocky negotiations, the 11 members of a Trans Pacific trade pact officially signed the agreement in Chile on Thursday. Ministers pledged to send the pact to their respective
How to argue for women’s rights because, yes, in 2018, we’re still arguing

How to argue for women’s rights because, yes, in 2018, we’re still arguing

Commemorating the movement for women’s rights, International Women’s Day has been celebrated annually since the 1910 International Women’s Conference first established it…
'Attacks and killings': human rights activists at growing risk, study claims

'Attacks and killings': human rights activists at growing risk, study claims

Research shows 34% rise in attacks against campaigners defending land, environment and labour rights in the face of corporate activityHuman rights defenders who challenge big corporations are being

A Brief History of Attempted Russian Assassinations by Poison

Russian security services appear to be increasingly targeting dissidents and renegade spies for death by poison.
Trump to Attend Summit of the Americas Meeting in Peru: AP

Trump to Attend Summit of the Americas Meeting in Peru: AP

Lima, Peru (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the upcoming Summit of the Americas, officials said Friday, putting him face-to-face with Western Hemisphere leaders, many of whom are upset
BBC Staff to Testify at UN on Iran Targeting Persian Service

BBC Staff to Testify at UN on Iran Targeting Persian Service

The BBC said Monday its journalists will appeal for the first time directly to the UN over what the broadcaster describes as the “persecution and harassment” by Iran of those affiliated with its
Home Office keeping torture victims in detention, inspectors report

Home Office keeping torture victims in detention, inspectors report

Chief prisons inspector says men are being held in immigration removal centre despite accepted evidence of torture The Home Office is keeping torture victims in detention at Europe’s largest
Philippine President Duterte: Human Rights Investigators Should Be Fed to Crocodiles

Philippine President Duterte: Human Rights Investigators Should Be Fed to Crocodiles

During a meeting with Philippine troops on Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte advised military and police officers to remain silent if human rights investigators from the United Nations or
Trump’s Pick for New CIA Director Is Career Spymaster

Trump’s Pick for New CIA Director Is Career Spymaster

President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation
Ex-Mexico Governor Sued for Funneling Cash Into Miami Homes

Ex-Mexico Governor Sued for Funneling Cash Into Miami Homes

The Mexican state of Veracruz is looking to recoup money it says was stolen by its imprisoned former governor and invested in real estate around Miami-Dade County.
The Latest: White House Backs Britain in Spy Poisoning Case

The Latest: White House Backs Britain in Spy Poisoning Case

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: A brass sign is seen outside the Russian consulate on March 14, 2018 in London, England. After a deadline passed for Russia to confirm it's involvement in the attempted
Iran sentences Tehran professor to jail for 'anti-state propaganda'

Iran sentences Tehran professor to jail for 'anti-state propaganda'

Sadegh Zibakalam said unrest was due to internal discontent, not foreign interference An outspoken professor of Tehran university, who is a well-known figure in the country’s political commentariat,
Oklahoma death penalty: state plans to execute inmates with nitrogen gas

Oklahoma death penalty: state plans to execute inmates with nitrogen gas

Oklahoma has been unable to obtain lethal injection drugsAttorneys and rights groups say method is experimentalAfter trying unsuccessfully for months to obtain lethal injection drugs, Oklahoma