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UN names Gaza war crimes probe panel

The United Nations has named experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip.<p>Israel responded to Monday's announcement, dismissing the inquiry as a UN Human Rights …

Little progress in talks on ending Gaza war, Israel says

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are “difficult”, Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume.<p>As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a second day, Palestinian …

Wary Ukraine Tells Russia Red Cross Must Supervise Any Aid Convoy

MOSCOW — Some 2,000 tons of Russian aid being driven to Ukraine will only be allowed across the border under supervision of the Red Cross, Ukraine said Tuesday. The United States has expressed fears the 280-truck convoy - which Russia says is carrying grain, baby food, medicine, and generators - …

Secularism: A force for social justice? – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Nicky Morgan’s speech last week on the risk of nurseries being taken over by religious extremists was certainly overblown, indeed the very same …

North Korea to publish 'rosy' rights report

North Korea has said it is to publish its own "rosy" human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations so severe as to amount to crimes against humanity.<p>The North's Association for Human Rights Studies said on Monday that the report would counter the "lies and …

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Doing Business In China: Terry And The Pirates

This is the first in a series of articles about doing business in China. While my formal job is as a management professor at a business school in China, my educational background and experience has been in political science, the US Air Force, and individual, group and organizational psychology as a …

What Does It Mean to Be Iraqi Anymore?

Amid ever-bloodier rifts, Iraqis blame the U.S. for a political system based on sectarian and ethnic identity.<p>BAGHDAD—The air on this July morning was thick with dust, a gritty haze blunting the sun's ferocious rays but trapping its heat. It was around 9 a.m., and despite the early hour, the car …