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Activists: Don’t lift sanctions on Myanmar just yet

Activists in Myanmar say it is still too early to lift Western sanctions on their country, despite an ongoing thaw in the relationship between the U.S. and Myanmar.

Russia, China veto U.N. resolution on Syria; more than 250 killed in Homs

Russia and China on Saturday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that sought to stop the Syrian regime’s brutal crackdown on an 11-month uprising as activists reported that Syrian security forces had “massacred” more than 250 people using mortar shells, tanks and snipers in the western city of Homs.

Rights group: Libyan ex-diplomat tortured to death

Libya’s former ambassador to France died after being tortured by a Tripoli-based revolutionary militia, a human rights group said Friday.

Romney wins Florida primary

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory in a primary election in Florida on Tuesday night.

Russia urged not to veto U.N. resolution calling for Assad’s exit

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Tuesday that Syria risks becoming engulfed in a civil war as its people take up arms to oppose a violent crackdown on a 10-month-old uprising.

U.N. offcials clear camp for Iranian dissidents in Iraq

U.N. officials said Tuesday that conditions at a new camp for Iranian dissidents in Iraq meet international standards and that they had asked the Iraqi government to prepare to transport the exiles to the site.

Clinton: U.S. condemns uptick in Syrian crackdown

The Obama administration on Monday condemned Syria’s brutal crackdown on protesters and called on the U.N. Security Council to act against the Syrian regime.