May 7, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
Leaders of Nepal's Maoist rebel insurgency on Sunday called for an interim constitution to be enacted before a special assembly gathers to draft a new charter. The Maoists and a seven-party alliance of opposition political parties joined forces in a number of pro-democracy protests last month wh... ...[read more]
May 7, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
Serbian police launched a full scale search on Sunday for Bosnian war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic but were unable to arrest the former Bosnian Serb army commander wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on genocide charges. The European Union called off membership ...[read more]
May 7, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
US President George W. Bush said Sunday that closing the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is a possibility in the future depending on the US Supreme Court's decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which will determine the legality of military trials for Guantanamo detainees. The Court's deci... ...[read more]
May 7, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
Israeli police on Sunday evicted a group of Jewish settlers squatting in a Palestinian house in the West Bank city of Hebron, a region where Jewish settlement is no longer allowed. Three settler families left peacefully, but police scuffled with two dozen teenagers who initially refused to leave ...[read more]
May 6, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
Russian prosecutors said Saturday that they will appeal the acquittal of two Chechens accused of murdering American journalist Paul Klebnikov. Klebnikov, the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, was in the process of investigating corruption in Russian business before his death in 2004... ...[read more]
May 6, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
Zimbabwe security officials have increased the use of torture in dealing with opponents of the government of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, according to a report released Saturday by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Forum. The rights group says that 19 incidents of torture were reported during March... ...[read more]
May 6, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
State lawmakers have expressed concern about possible problems expected to accompany the implementation of the REAL ID Act, fearing that they will not be able to comply with the law's requirements before a May 2008 deadline. The legislation, drafted after the Sept 11 attacks and designed to dis... ...[read more]
May 3, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
Amnesty International Wednesday released a report it has submitted to the UN Committee Against Torture detailing widespread torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at US detention sites around the world and at facilities in the United States, saying that the US is creating a climate in whi... ...[read more]
May 3, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
The release of a revised US Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation has been delayed while Defense Department officials continue to debate whether a portion of the manual should remain secret. Discussions have been underway for over a year on updates to the field manual, but officials have ...[read more]
May 3, 2006
by Jamie Sterling
US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Tuesday that a filibuster is possible for two of President Bush's nominees to federal appeals courts, White House aide Brett Kavanaugh and federal judge Terrence Boyle. Kavanaugh has been nominated to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the DC C... ...[read more]

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