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U.S. singles out human rights abusers

International | A new report calls China, Russia, others ‘forces of instability’
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/24/18, 03:02 pm

The Trump administration in its first global human rights report called out China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea as “forces of instability” due to “daily” abuses of human rights.

The 2017 annual report includes nearly 200 countries and territories. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan in his introduction to the report said the governments of the four nations consistently violate human rights within their borders.

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Nigerian Christians call for abducted schoolgirl’s freedom

International | Boko Haram militants continue to hold the teen after she refused to renounce her faith
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/18, 02:46 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Boko Haram militants last week released all but six of 111 schoolgirls kidnapped from a school in northeast Yobe state. At least five of the girls died in captivity, but Christians across the country continue to call for the release of one girl held back by the militants for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

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U.S. troops remain in Syria despite warnings from Turkey

International | Turkish forces move into northern Syria with air attack destroying ancient Hittite temple
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/29/18, 12:49 pm

SYRIA: The United States has no plans to withdraw troops stationed near Manbij despite warnings from Turkey, which has staged a cross-border offensive into nearby Ain Dara in northern Syria. Indiscriminate shelling by Turkish air forces destroyed the Ain Dara archaeological site dating to 1300 B.C., including a Hittite temple.

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