Some Guantánamo detainees – with new legal protections for statements made under interrogation – will be tried.
Signed by 77 activists, a petition sent by express mail Wednesday night calls for an elected parliament and public access to the trials of 991 suspects in Al Qaeda-inspired violence.
Bush had shunned it as an ineffective dictators' club. Obama's team pledges to work from within to 'improve' it.
Islamist militias' clashes with Somalia's government has forced more than 25,000 to flee.
Many soldiers haven't seen wages for months. Meanwhile, a Hutu militia is increasing attacks on civilians in response to the military offensive.
Adil Hakimjan, the first freed Guantánamo prisoner to be granted asylum in Europe, says he is 'very happy.' President Obama called Friday for seven of the 17 remaining Uighurs at the prison to be released.
Sergei Protazanov's killing in March was the latest in a series of violent attacks targeting journalists.