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  • Outside a Beirut church, foreign domestic workers from Ethiopia say they work hard so they can send money to their families at home. They don't want to talk about abuses. (Heather Murdock/Special to The Washington Times)

    Foreign maids expose horrors of employers' 'atrocious abuses'

    Lebanon hosts about 200,000 foreign maids. Like other migrant domestic workers around the world, the women frequently are subjected to conditions that local activists call "legal slavery."

  • Sri Lankan war crimes suspect gets post as representative to U.N.

    The Sri Lankan government has appointed a senior army officer accused of war crimes in the conflict with Tamil rebels as its deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

  • **FILE** Sri Lankan Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya (The Washington Times)

    Embassy Row

    The ambassador from Sri Lanka says 58 members of Congress were "duped" by terrorist supporters into signing a letter calling for a war-crimes investigation into a 26-year civil war against rebels who pioneered suicide bombings and forced children to fight against the government.

  • Embassy Row

    Fifty-eight members of Congress are calling for an international investigation into charges of war crimes against the Sri Lankan government during its 26-year civil war against rebels who pioneered terrorist tactics and used civilians as human shields.

  • Sri Lanka hearings on civil war begin

    A government-appointed commission looking into Sri Lanka's civil war began public hearings Wednesday amid international skepticism about its credibility as it has no mandate to investigate allegations that thousands of civilians died in the final months of the conflict.

  • Primate feared extinct photographed in Sri Lanka

    Researchers in a central Sri Lankan forest have photographed a rare primate that was feared extinct for more than 60 years, the Zoological Society of London said Monday.

  • This is an  undated handout photo issued  Monday July 19, 2010 by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)  of a  Horton Plains slender loris,  sitting on a forest branch in a mountain forest in central Sri Lanka. Researchers say they  photographed the rare primate thought to have been extinct for more than 60 years in a forest in central Sri Lanka. The Zoological Society of London said  in in a statement on Monday that a Horton Plains slender loris with wide eyes and short limbs has been caught on camera by ZSL and Sri Lankan researchers after they surveyed forest patches for more than 200 hours, looking for signs of the primate. (AP Photo/Zoological Society of London/Ho)   EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Rare Sri Lankan primate gets 1st wide-eyed closeup

    A nocturnal, forest-dwelling primate with orb-like eyes and short limbs was photographed in central Sri Lanka late last year after being feared extinct, researchers said Monday.

  • Illustration: Chinese labor by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    CHELLANEY: China's latest export innovation?

    Relieving pressure on overcrowded national prisons by employing convicts as laborers at Chinese-run projects in the developing world is a novel strategy China has adopted - an approach that is certain to create a new backlash against Chinese businesses overseas in addition to highlighting the country's egregious human-rights record.

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