Yemen starvation, Saudi strategy, Muslim scholars, duplicity

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

Intensified hostilities in Yemen have forced more than 32,000 people to flee their homes in the past two months, the United Nations said.
Oyub Titityev Memorial office raid drug charges

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 Hands

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.
Alexey Navalny Russia Opposition elections office raids

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...
Google has been banned from China

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.
A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment

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 has been jailed

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.