UN: More Than 32,000 Yemenis Forced to Flee Homes in 2...

Intensified hostilities in Yemen have forced more than 32,000 people to flee their homes in the past two months, the United Nations said.

Chechen Police Raid ‘Memorial’ Rights Group for Third Time

Rights group Memorial has had their offices raided for the third time and their leader, Oyub Titiyev, arrested on dubious drug charges.

Rights Group Slams Brazilian Police as More People Die at its...

Human Rights Watch said Brazilian police officers killed at least 4,224 people in 2016, or about 26 percent more than in 2015.

Sudan ‘Investigating’ AFP Journalist Arrested While Covering Protests

Authorities in Sudan were holding an AFP journalist after he was arrested a day earlier while covering demonstrations against rising food prices.

Russian Police Raid Multiple Offices of Opposition Leader

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that police were raiding his campaign headquarters in Saint Petersburg as he pressed ahead with a call...

Chinese Government to Tighten Internet Censorship Further in 2018

Increased censorship laws will hit China during 2018 making it even more difficult for Chinese citizens to access certain content and organize protests.

Rising Yemen Currency Could Fight Off Famine

A large cash injection by Saudi Arabia into Yemen's central bank has caused Yemen's currency to rise sharply, a move that could possibly ward off famine.

Lebanese Journalist Hanin Ghaddar Jailed for Six Months

Lebanese journalist Hanin Ghaddar has been sentenced to 6 months in prison for comments that she made against the Lebanese military.

HRW: Popular Resistance Limits Extent of Human Rights Damage Under Trump

Activists have decried the rise of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and his embrace of populist strongmen as a blow to the global campaign for human rights.

France, Britain to Announce New Migrant Treaty

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce a new treaty on how to handle migrants hoping to head to Britain.

Seven Ethnic Rakhine Killed as Myanmar Police Fire on Riot

Thousands of ethnic Buddhists gathered to protest the Myanmar government in the Western Rakhine state when police opened fire on the crowd.

US Move to Blacklist Pakistan for Religious Freedom Violations Sparks Fear

The U.S. has placed Pakistan on a “Special Watch List” for “severe violations of religious freedom” during a growing rift in between the two nations.

UN Palestinian Agency Sees Severe Funding Crisis

The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees faces its worst funding crisis ever after the United States froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions.

Bangladesh Says it’s Hosting Over a Million Rohingya

Bangladesh's army says that over a million Rohingya are currently in the country, an estimate which is higher than all previous ones.

Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Jailed

Joshua Wong became a leading figure in the fight for democracy in Hong Kong since his involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement.

Beyond Trump’s Words: Considering the Plight of Black and Brown Immigrants...

The contemporary conversation on immigration to the US still lacks the discussion about the particular struggle that immigrants experience in the country.

Israel Judge Orders Ahed Tamimi to be Arrested

An Israeli military judge on Wednesday ordered Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi to be arrested following a viral video of her slapping two Israeli soldiers.

Masked Men Set Fire to Russian Rights Group’s Office

Prominent rights group Memorial had their office firebombed by two masked men a week after their leader was arrested on dubious drug charges.

Freedom House Report: Democracy in Crisis Around the World

Many of the most fundamental and basic human rights came under attack in countries across the globe in 2017, according to Freedom House.

US Withholds $65 Million in Palestinian Aid

The United States is threatening to withhold millions in aid to Palestine in calls for other nations to share the burden by stepping up to the plate.