Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s record on human rights came under harsh criticism in Geneva, Switzerland, last week as political dissidents and pro-democracy activists gathered at a conference ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s annual session.
KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor, creating Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.
Russia is covertly developing and testing nuclear missiles in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and the Obama administration to date has failed to hold Moscow accountable, according to arms control specialists.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra sent a representative to Iran this week as part of an exploratory trip aimed at arranging the first official U.S. orchestra concert in Iran since the fall of the Shah.
Over the last several weeks, reading news of disorder and upheaval from Venezuela to the Levant to Ukraine to Iraq to Afghanistan, I have thought often of a poem written almost a century ago. Thomas Hardy composed “The Convergence of the Twain” in memory of the sinking of the Titanic. It was published in 1915, three years after the great ship made contact with the deadly iceberg, but reading it today one cannot help experiencing its timelessness, cannot help sharing in its tragic sense of fate.
The Obama administration has unveiled a new strategy to combat wildlife trafficking that threatens endangered species and lines the pockets of some of the world’s most notorious criminals and terrorist groups.
A newly announced grant opportunity will provide prison inmates with “vocational training” so they can make their own uniforms, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A top security advisor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that the Palestinians should embark on a violent uprising in the West Bank and resume the path of “armed resistance”
The State Department has designated Ziyad al-Nakhalah as a specially designated global terrorist.
Gregory N. Hicks, former deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, asserted on Wednesday that anybody putting blame on Ambassador Chris Stevens is wrong and that the blame for the embassy attack lies entirely with Washington.