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The allegations by Amnesty International add further pressure on the tiny but wealthy Gulf nation over its treatment of overseas laborers transforming the country as it prepares to host the World Cup in 2022.
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Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay less attention to its wide-ranging crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism throughout the year.
Officials with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say they want to hang a banner at the Oklahoma Capitol encouraging people not to eat meat.
Hospitals in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo are overwhelmed with casualties, an international aid group warned Tuesday, as government warplanes blasted opposition areas of the city as part of a withering three-day air assault that has killed more than 100 people.
Africa's gays are looking for their own Nelson Mandela - someone who will rescue them from violence and a raft of laws that criminalize gay sex.
African illegal immigrants take part in a protest march on the highway near Lahav junction in southern Israel on their way to Jerusalem on December 16, 2013 after they fled a detention centre in the south where they were being held.
California is regarded as the leading state when it comes to addressing climate change.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is rejecting suggestions the federal Conservative government, in directing Canadian diplomats last month to be constantly on the prowl for commercial opportunities, is selling out for the Almighty Dollar.
The American Studies Association on Monday endorsed a boycott of Israeli universities, the largest group of U.S. scholars to do so.
A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records may be unconstitutional.
The campaigning singer's book Autobiography became an instant bestseller when it was released in October and he has now donated the one-off edition to Peta to auction.
Syrian refugees eat their lunch outside their tents at a refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
Thirteen more people were killed Sunday and overnight Saturday in Bangladesh in continuing protests sparked by the execution of a top Islamist leader, as the prime minister warned of a crackdown.
As Florida lawmakers were preparing to defeat a bill last month that would repeal the "stand your ground" self-defense law, the leader of the fledgling Dream Defenders pledged his group would "remember, remember" the vote next November.
A Saudi judge sentenced a political activist to 300 lashes and four years in prison for calling for a constitutional monarchy in Saudi Arabia, his rights group said on Sunday.
Syrian airstrikes on a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Sunday killed at least 22 people, including 14 children, the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights said in a statement.