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UN calls rights situation in Iraq ‘fragile’

A UN report released on Monday said the human rights situation in Iraq is still “fragile,” citing issues including economic and political stagnation, continued violence and attacks on minorities. “The human rights situation throughout Iraq remains fragile as the country slowly transitions from a conflict to post-conflict country that faces…

Mexicans protest over surge in drug war violence

MEXICO CITY – Mexicans took to the streets in their hundreds to protest a staggering surge in drug-related violent crime nationwide that claimed at least 45 lives in one weekend. “No more violence, no more lack of safety, no more corrupt politicians, let’s move ahead with citizen candidates,” marchers on…