May 7, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
Iranian lawmakers have sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan threatening to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which it signed in 1968, if the U.N. Secretary General and other members of the U.N. Security Council fail in their crucial responsibility to resolve diff... ...[read more]
April 6, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
Khaled Abu Arafa, the minister of Jerusalem affairs in the new Hamas-led Palestinian government, was detained Thursday by Israeli police as he attempted to meet his predecessor, Ziad Abu Zayyad, for administrative purposes. Reports indicate Abu Arafa may have been taken into custody for ...[read more]
April 6, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a criminal investigation into management by British Petroleum of oil pipelines in Alaska, according to a report in Thursday's Wall Street Journal. A corroded pipeline owned by the company spilled an estimated 134,000 to 267,000 gallons of crude o... ...[read more]
March 31, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
Polish prosecutors on Friday charged General Wojciech Jaruzelski with organizing crimes of a military nature and carrying out crimes that consisted of the deprivation of freedom through internment for his imposition of martial law in Poland on December 13, 1981. The charges... ...[read more]
March 31, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
The Alabama House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would pardon Rosa Parks and others arrested for violating segregation-era laws. Under the proposal, arrest records of those pardoned would not be removed from the public record, but instead would be sent to the Alabama ...[read more]
March 12, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
A new investigatory report by the Associated Press shows an increasing trend among state legislatures to restrict access to information that was public before the 9/11 attacks. Security concerns were found to be the main driving force for state action, but concerns about identity theft, medical ...[read more]
March 12, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
A senior US State Department official has indicated that US officials are talking with their British counterparts about how to eventually close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. US State Deputy Assistant Secretary Colleen Graffy told the BBC Sunday that continuous discussion was... ...[read more]
February 14, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
US Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), chairman of the national security subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee, said Tuesday that changes in whistleblower laws are needed to provide better protection for whistleblowers in the national security area. The remarks made during a ...[read more]
February 14, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
Human Rights Watch has accused Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni of playing dirty tricks to intimidate voters in the upcoming elections on Feb. 23. Principal opposition leader Kizza Besigye is facing criminal charges in civil and military courts for treason, rape and terrorism. In a n... ...[read more]
January 19, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
The US Justice Department Thursday released a 42-page white paper laying out a legal basis for the domestic surveillance program run by the National Security Agency. The paper argues that the NSA activities are supported by the president's position as Commander in Chief and congressional author... ...[read more]

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