Myanmar's Ministry of Information announced Monday that it has ended pre-publication censorship, but it laid out a welter of strictures on free expression that remain in place.
A Bahrain court sentenced prominent activist Nabeel Rajab to three years in prison "for participating in illegal rallies and gatherings," a government spokesman said Thursday.
Verdict given for 11-year-old over alleged role in a protest in Bahrain. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Ecuador announced it's granting diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange. CNN's Atika Shubert has the details.
The Taiwanese capital can surprise with old and new in the bustling metropolis.
Two women in veils and voluminous white gowns kneel in front of a statue of the Buddha, exchanging vows and prayer beads to the languorous intonations of Buddhist chants.
Riots erupt in Anaheim, California, after a police shooting of an unarmed man. Casey Wian reports.
As tensions roil between Latinos and city officials over accusations of police brutality, Hispanic activists will press the Anaheim City Council for a way to have at least one elected Latino to represent them, leaders said Thursday.
Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from working in Persian Gulf nations amid increasing concerns over abuse and exploitation.
A self described recovering skinhead talks about turning his life around with CNN's Isha Sesay.
When Wisconsin temple gunman Wade Michael Page arrived at Fort Bragg in 1995, the sprawling Army base in North Carolina already was home to a small number of white supremacists including three soldiers later convicted in the murder of an African-American couple.
ATF Whistleblowers played a key role in blowing the lid off the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun trafficking debacle.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on the "white power" music scene, a galvanizing force for hate groups around the country.
Picture a field full of heavy-set men sporting shaved heads and covered with tattoos. They pump their fists in the air and dance raucously in front of a stage festooned with Nazi flags and racist skinhead symbols. Others, including a few women, watch around the perimeter.
The word "terrorism" in the United States usually brings to mind plots linked in some way to al Qaeda, while the danger posed to the public by white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and other right-wing militants is often overlooked.
The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was an Army vet, CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
The weekend killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have brought a furious fringe genre of American music out of the background and to the front of the mix.
Quick. Think of a white supremacist group.
This week, Latinos experienced their own version of "Super Tuesday."
Supporters of California's voter-approved ballot measure banning same-sex marriage in the state asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to allow it go back into effect.
Chicago politicians are calling for Chick-Fil-A to stay out of their towns because of their stance on gay marriage.
Fifty two years ago, a triumphant Muhammad Ali stood on top of a podium in Rome, representing the United States as a gold medalist in the heavyweight boxing division at the Summer Olympic games.
The UN says freedom of expression on the Internet is a human right. iReporters explain what the Internet helped them do.
Sally Ride loses her battle with pancreatic cancer at age 61. CNN's Brooke Baldwin looks back at her history making life.
When I heard the news that Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer I was shocked and saddened.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an initiative he said will give African-American students greater access "to a complete and competitive education from the time they're born all through the time they get a career."
A coalition of civil rights organizations has filed a motion in federal court seeking to block an Arizona law that requires officers to make immigration checks while enforcing other laws if "reasonable suspicion" of illegal immigration exists.
Sudanese took to the streets Friday in a fourth week of protests against rising prices and called for the ousting of the government.
Anderson Cooper looks at the questionable history of a woman who promised to help reunite owners and pets after Katrina.
California's attorney general is "actively reviewing" an animal charity executive who had agreed not to take a higher office with another charity after a state investigation into how her previous employer had spent its donations, a spokesman for the AG's office told CNN.
Chinese officials concluded that the controversial death of a high-profile Chinese dissident who had spent more than 20 years in jail for his support of the Tiananmen Square protests was the result of suicide, a state-controlled news agency reported.
Vice-President Joe Biden delivers a passionate recap of President Obama's presidency to a receptive NAACP convention.
Mitt Romney touted his economic and educational proposals, tailored his message to the predominantly black audience, and beat back an uncomfortable chorus of "boos" in an address Wednesday to the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Can Romney win the black vote? Brooke speaks with Prof. Boyce Watkins about Romney's appeal to African-Americans.
The execution of Najiba, an Afghan woman in her 20's, shot 13 times in front of a cheering crowed in Parwan province -- and seen widely online in a grainy cell phone video -- is a show of confidence by the Taliban.
With a horrific video showing a woman's execution in Afghanistan, where does that leave U.S. talks with the Taliban?
A minister's support for same-sex marriage costs him his congregation. CNN's David Mattingly reports.
Political parties are closely looking at Latino voting trends in swing states. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
This week, the National Council of La Raza is hosting its annual conference in Las Vegas. The group is the biggest kid on the Hispanic block. Starting with George H.W. Bush, every Democrat and Republican president and nominee has addressed the conference. This year, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is doing so.
U.N. diplomats are in final negotiations this month on an unprecedented arms trade treaty that would clamp down on the flow of arms around the world.
Ahead of a landmark vote in Libya, an international monitor warned that Moammar Gadhafi's successors risk repeating the ousted dictator's mistakes unless electoral winners make rule of law a top priority.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived late Thursday in Paris, where she is to attend the third meeting on Friday of the "Friends of Syria" in yet another attempt to end the violence that has wracked the country for 16 months.
Independence Day is a celebration not just of America's independence, but also of the values that are important to our nation, like liberty, democracy and human rights.
25 years after democracy came to South Korea, critics say the president is cutting back on free speech.
A Royal Australian Navy vessel Wednesday located a boat in distress south of Indonesia and was poised to help with a rescue if it became necessary, authorities said.
James Lazar is married to a man. He won't buy anniversary cards that picture a man and a woman. He didn't want his Facebook page to show those symbols, either.
Human Rights Watch has documented alleged human rights abuses in Syria. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
"Basat al reeh." "Dulab." "Falaqa." They are Arabic names for torture techniques that send chills through the hearts of Syrians, particularly the untold thousands who are believed to have been detained during the uprising of the last 15 months.
Whenever someone has lived a solid and productive life, the pastor at his or her funeral may turn to Matthew 25:21 to offer a few words the good Lord may utter as the person's spirit ascends to heaven: "Well done, good and faithful servant!"
International envoy Kofi Annan expressed optimism Friday that the latest talks on the crisis in Syria will yield "an appropriate outcome," despite a failed peace plan and relentless violence in the Middle East nation.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 anti-immigration law that some observers are calling a "split decision" or even a victory for the federal government over Arizona.
In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize last year, Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman thanked women of the Arab world for her medal. Without their struggle to win equal rights, she would not be there, she said.
It's a safe bet that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not garner many votes from African-Americans in November.
House Republicans have signaled they plan to ask the Supreme Court by month's end to get involved in a constitutional fight over same-sex marriage.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is subject to arrest for breaking the terms of his bail, as Nima Elbagir reports.
Politicians push for new anti-gay laws in Uganda, as CNN's David McKenzie reports.
The Ugandan government said Wednesday it will ban at least 38 nongovernmental agencies it says are promoting gay rights and recruiting children into homosexuality.
President Obama and Mitt Romney are set to make appearances beginning Thursday at a major gathering of Latino officials and activists in Florida, a moment that campaign-weary Democrats have awaited for weeks.
Google "the aging brain" and you will find a largely sobering landscape of cognitive deterioration.
The quest for peace in Syria is now crippled with setbacks, as a U.N. observer mission has suspended operations and attempts to rescue civilians trapped amid violence have proved futile.
As my companion and I passed through security on a gorgeous Washington afternoon Friday, invited by President Barack Obama to join hundreds of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks at the White House for a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month, I couldn't help but reflect back.
European football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings Saturday against Croatia over what it said was racist behavior by its supporters during a Euro 2012 match against Italy.
President Obama speaks to a crowd of members of the LGBT community to honor National Pride Month.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks to photojournalist Robert King, who has risked his life capturing the horror of Syria.
Syrian security forces, soldiers and pro-regime militias used sexual violence to torture people in detention and sexually abused women and girls as young as 12 in raids, a new report said Friday.
A human rights groups has called for an end to the "sweeping crackdown" on political activists in Oman, following a spate of detentions in the Gulf state over the past two weeks.
A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to participate in cleaning up a stretch of highway in northern Georgia.
A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.
Former Poland striker Emmanuel Olisadebe says that racism is still a big part of the game, but is being confronted.
Malawi said it won't host an African Union summit next month because the organization wants Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese leader accused of war crimes in Darfur, to attend.
CNN's Pedro Pinto reports on accusations of racism at the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and the Ukraine.
The captain of the Dutch national team says his players were subjected to racial abuse at a training session in the Polish city of Krakow this week, just days before the Euro 2012 football tournament was due to begin in Poland and Ukraine.
Friends of a high-profile Chinese dissident found dead in his hospital room Wednesday slammed official claims that he hanged himself as "insulting" and "ridiculous."
On her wedding day, Jessica Port wore a tan and black dress to match the tan button-down shirt and patterned necktie of her spouse-to-be, Virginia Anne Cowan.
A same-sex ceremony between an enlisted woman and a civilian woman on a U.S. Army post last month drew protests from lawmakers Thursday.
Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland have told CNN World Sport a documentary accusing football fans from both nations of racism was "unbalanced and biased."
Poland has spent billions to upgrade its infrastructure, but is it enough for Euro 2012 fans?
In nearly two thirds of Middle Eastern countries, there are more women than men in university, according to United Nations statistics.
Entering the 80th day of a hunger strike Wednesday, former Palestinian national football player Mahmoud Sarsak said he will continue until he is released from the Israeli prison where he has been held without charge since July 2009.
The impasse over hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners is casting a long shadow over Israel. Sara Sidner reports.
In a few weeks, South Sudan will turn a year old. It ought to have been a joyous occasion.
Dozens of people were killed Wednesday in a series of attacks in Afghanistan as suicide bombers targeted a busy market, an overnight NATO airstrike left 18 dead and militants shot down a U.S. helicopter.
After President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, a group organizing a fundraiser on his behalf suddenly had to find a bigger venue. The event, featuring the pop singer Pink, is one of two LGBT-organized fundraisers Obama is expected to attend on the West Coast on Wednesday.
The divisive issue of same-sex marriage in California may become another landmark case taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appeals court judges refused Tuesday to revisit an earlier ruling.
Reaction to a federal appeals court ruling that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
I am married to my same-sex spouse (and partner of 15 years) under the laws of the District of Columbia. We enjoy the same status as our straight married neighbors. Well, not exactly.
Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the drought gripping the West African country of Mauritania.
The Economic Community of West African States sent a distress call Tuesday to the international community declaring that more than 6 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including more than a million children exposed to severe malnutrition.
Because of their growing numbers and presence in some of the key battleground states, Latinos are expected to play a prominent role in this year's battle for the White House between President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
As Romney thinks about his Vice Presidential running mate, will he turn to a Latino? CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Accused by the top U.S. diplomat of "propping up the regime" of Syria's embattled president, Russian officials struck back Friday by denying arms sales to Damascus and claiming international efforts may have fostered instability and violence.
Ivan Watson has the details of a news conference by the Syrian foreign ministry about the massacre at Houla.
More than a dozen alleged members of American Front, a down-on-its-luck white supremacist group, were charged Friday in Florida with participating in paramilitary training, prosecutors said.
The first openly gay U.S. ambassador talks about a Senate panel vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Same-sex marriage is legal in the District of Columbia and six states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire and New York. Civil unions are legal in New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island and Hawaii.
Gen. Colin Powell says same-sex marriage should be legal, noting religious opposition can choose not to solemnize unions.
A key part of the law banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage was struck down as unconstitutional by a U.S. appeals court Thursday.
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