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Army tanks on Saturday entered a village bordering Turkey, where 10,000 Syrians have sought refuge, an activist said, as Washington warned Damascus over its “continued brutality” against protesters. With the deadly revolt now in its fourth month, Britain urged its nationals to leave Syria “now,” warning that its embassy in Damascus was unlikely to be [...]
WASHINGTON: The United States defended its record probing civilian deaths and abuse in Iraq after graphic revelations in leaked secret documents triggered worldwide concern and condemnation. The whistleblower website WikiLeaks released an unprecedented 400,000 classified US documents, which recount widespread torture in Iraqi prisons and purport to show 15,000 more civilian deaths than previously disclosed. [...]
Luxembourg: European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday lifted a four-year-old arms embargo on Uzbekistan, but issued a one-year deadline for progress on ending human rights abuses. According to conclusions issued following a meeting of member states in Luxembourg, the bloc removed the last remaining sanction given “positive steps” in the central Asian country. The EU [...]