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Myanmar parliament speaker rules out change in constitution

Nov 18, 2014

Myanmar parliament speaker rules out change in constitution

Obama, in telephone conversations with Thein Sein and Suu Kyi before visiting Myanmar last week for a series of regional meetings, underscored the need for a credible process for holding polls. #World #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Democracy #USA #Mynamar
Obama backs Aung San Suu Kyi's bid to change Myanmar's constitution

Nov 14, 2014

Obama backs Aung San Suu Kyi's bid to change Myanmar's constitution

Obama held talks with fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi at her lakeside villa in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon #World #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Democracy #USA #Mynamar
US officials grilled by UN anti-torture panel over violations since 9/11

Nov 12, 2014

US officials grilled by UN anti-torture panel over violations since 9/11

The UN Committee Against Torture, which has 10 independent experts, is responsible for reviewing the records of all 156 UN member countries that have ratified the UN Convention Against Torture #Barack Obama #United Nations #9/11 #CIA #NewsTracker #USA #Human Rights #Torture #Guantanamo Bay #illegal detention #Michael Brown #International Humanitarian Law #Alessio Bruni #Gitmo #Blacksites #CIA rendition #Blackwater #United Nations Convention Against Torture
UN envoy to Syria says govt seemed positive about truce in Aleppo

Nov 11, 2014

UN envoy to Syria says govt seemed positive about truce in Aleppo

Control of Aleppo is divided between an array of rebel and pro-government forces. Neither side has managed to take a decisive advantage in more than two years of fighting. #United Nations #Syria #France #Australia #NewsTracker #UN #USA #Iraq #UK #Jihadists #Islamic terror #islamic-state #Caliphate #foreign fighters #Anti-Terror laws

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Devyani case False statements, falsified contracts should bring consequences

Dec 19, 2013

Devyani case False statements, falsified contracts should bring consequences

The core issue is that one government's employee has knowingly made a false statement to another government. She has done this in an official position representing the country. She has also falsified contracts. So, there will be consequences. #India #Visa fraud #maid #LetterstoFP #USA #Devyani Khobragade
Why is the worker in Devyani Khobragade case being unfairly villainised?

Dec 18, 2013

Why is the worker in Devyani Khobragade case being unfairly villainised?

As an American citizen I find it deplorable that the worker, Mrs Richard, has been cast as a criminal for merely demanding the wages due her by US law. #Employment #USA #Labour laws #Devyani Khobragade #Mathew Brinkley #wage laws #unfair treatment