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.
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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 for a boycott of presidential polls. "Right now a search is...
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.