- Making News: Giant Caspian Oil Pipeline Opens
Centuries ago, merchants traveled the famous Silk Road that linked Asia to Europe. Turkey, the center-point for those ancient caravans, again finds itself in a strategic position with the inauguration of the new Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline. The BTC Pipeline will deliver oil from the Caspian Sea to Turkey's Mediterranean coast. From Baku, Azerbaijan, Simon Ostrovsky of Agence France-Presse has more on the pipeline's impact.
- Reporter's Notebook: Amnesty International Faults US for Human Rights Failure
Amnesty International released its annual report today, citing the failure of the international community to take action against the slaughter in Sudan's Darfur region, and human rights violations in Haiti, China and Zimbabwe. The US gets particularly low marks for its treatment of prisoners in detention camps, most notably Guant-namo Bay in Cuba, which AI calls "the gulag of our time." Vienna Colucci is with Amnesty International in the US.
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