Judge orders Gitmo detainee’s release

A federal judge in Washington ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison detainee, saying the man's continued detention was illogical.

Israel minister visit to Jerusalem flashpoint condemned

Jerusalem - Israeli PublicSecurityMinister Yitzhak Aharonovitch visited the flashpoint Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem's old city Tuesday, setting off a storm of protest among Muslims, who called the tour a 'provocation.'

Israel FM rejects new indirect talks with Syria

Hardline Lieberman insists Israel wants direct, unconditional talks with Syria, without mediation.

London’s children the most deprived in the UK

One in three children in London live in lone-parent families, and one in four in low-income households

Sri Lanka fighting over, but much work remains, says Ban

The Sri Lankan Government last month declared that its military operation against Tamil rebels has ended, but there remain a number of outstanding issues that if left unaddressed could lead more violence, stated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

US rejoins UN’s human rights forum

Bush had shunned it as an ineffective dictator's club. Obama's team pledges to work from within to 'improve' it.

White House Makes it Official on Ross

A new announcement by the white house

UN in $543m Pakistan aid appeal

The UN has appealed for a total of $543m in humanitarian aid to help more than 1.6 million people displaced by fighting in north-west Pakistan.

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