Groups Ask Court for Prisoner Abuse Info

WASHINGTON – Human rights, veterans and civil liberties groups on Thursday will urge a federal court to order the U.S. government to release records on the alleged mistreatment of prisoners at U.S. military bases and other detention facilities overseas, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the … Continue reading “Groups Ask Court for Prisoner Abuse Info”

Survey: Iraqis Frustrated but Optimistic

Iraqis are optimistic about the future but frustrated with unreliable services like electricity, and concerned about the quality of governance, according to a major poll released here Friday. "Iraqis are hopeful about events improving, have not yet realized gains in their personal lives, and have not crossed the ‘tipping point’ in terms of their own … Continue reading “Survey: Iraqis Frustrated but Optimistic”

Asia Tops Economic Freedom Survey

Hong Kong, followed closely by Singapore, retains the highest rating in the latest edition of the “Economic Freedom of the World” annual report released here Thursday by the Cato Institute and more than 50 other libertarian think tanks around the world. The United States tied for third place with New Zealand, Switzerland and the United … Continue reading “Asia Tops Economic Freedom Survey”