Dec 07, 2011 08:21 EST
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied ordering his troops to kill peaceful demonstrators, telling the U.S. television channel ABC that only a "crazy" leader kills his own people.
Dec 07, 2011 06:41 EST
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Russia took a swipe at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday over her criticism of its parliamentary election, saying it was "not Hyde Park" where speakers could just arrive, hold forth and leave without listening to others.
Dec 06, 2011 20:00 EST
Russian riot police arrested hundreds of activists in central Moscow on Tuesday to stop a new protest alleging that elections were rigged in favour of Vladimir Putin's ruling party.
Dec 06, 2011 15:42 EST
Human rights must be defended online as fiercely as in the real world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in Lithuania Tuesday.
Dec 06, 2011 10:04 EST
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested on Tuesday that Russia's elections were neither free nor fair, and Germany urged Moscow to make democratic improvements.
Dec 06, 2011 06:34 EST
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded on Tuesday that Belarus release political prisoners or continue to face economic sanctions and travel bans on members of the government of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Dec 05, 2011 21:04 EST
Syria said it conditionally accepts observers as part of an Arab plan, as a rights group reported militiamen loyal to the regime killed 34 civilians and dumped their bodies in a city square.
Dec 05, 2011 17:31 EST
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet members of the Syrian opposition in Geneva on Tuesday in a gesture of support for them in the face of an eight-month crackdown by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Dec 05, 2011 17:10 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Syrian dissidents in Switzerland on Tuesday, officials said, as Washington sees Damascus increasingly isolated over its crushing of pro-democracy protests.
Dec 05, 2011 16:24 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Vilnius Monday to promote democracy and human rights in the ex-Soviet bloc and Central Asia, including media rights in the digital age, aides said.
Dec 05, 2011 10:14 EST
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday the United States has serious concerns about Russia's parliamentary elections and called for allegations of fraud and vote-rigging to be investigated.
Dec 04, 2011 20:48 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here for international talks Monday aimed at charting a course for Afghanistan after NATO combat troops withdraw, as her aides played down a boycott by Pakistan.
Dec 04, 2011 12:06 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left on Sunday for a five-day European trip which will take in a key international conference on the future of Afghanistan.
Dec 01, 2011 14:49 EST
Gas-rich but success-starved Qatar believe they can build a football team good enough to qualify for a first World Cup before they controversially stage the tournament's 2022 edition.
Dec 01, 2011 03:19 EST
Less than 200 days before Euro 2012 kicks off, co-host Poland remains haunted by graft scandals and hooliganism which keep tarnishing the image of its football scene.
Nov 29, 2011 11:20 EST
Vladimir Antonov has resigned as chairman of Portsmouth after the club's parent company was placed into administration just a week after he was granted bail following the collapse of a bank he owned.
Nov 25, 2011 12:25 EST
Latvian bank Latvijas Krajbanka will likely be wound up, the government said Friday, after the Russian owner of its defunct Lithuanian parent Snoras was detained amid claims of fraud.
Nov 24, 2011 11:28 EST
MINSK (Reuters) - A Belarussian court jailed leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky for 4-1/2 years for tax evasion on Thursday, sparking an outcry in the European Union, particularly in neighboring EU countries which unwittingly aided his prosecution.
Nov 24, 2011 06:48 EST
MINSK (Reuters) - A Belarussian court on Thursday jailed leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky for 4 1/2 years on tax evasion charges, sparking an outcry in the European Union and particularly in EU neighboring countries which unwittingly aided his prosecution.
Nov 24, 2011 04:43 EST
MINSK (Reuters) - A Belarusian court on Thursday sentenced leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky to 4 1/2 years in prison on tax evasion charges in a case that the European Union has condemned as politically motivated.