US to Declare North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror

U.S. President Donald J. Trump said Monday he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of plastic and other pollution in the northern Pacific Ocean

Can We Save Our Waters from the World’s Plastic Binge?

With reports warning that the ocean could have more plastic than fish by 2050, advocates are working to clean up the pollution.
Ukraine Radio journalist Pavel Sharoiko was arrested in Belarus

Belarus Arrests Ukrainian Journalist on Spying Charges

Belarus' domestic security agency said it arrested Ukraine Radio journalist Pavel Sharoiko on charges of spying for Kiev's espionage agency.
Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a meeting of Asian and European foreign ministers in Myanmar

Suu Kyi Blames World Conflicts Partly on Illegal Immigration

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe gave a speech on November 19, 2017

Zimbabwe Ruling Party’s Midday Deadline for Mugabe to Leave or Face Impeachment Passes

The deadline for longtime Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down or face impeachment by his party passed at midday on Monday.
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No Country is as Well-Qualified as US to Promote Democracy

Instead of actively advocating for rights, Trump has sought to praise the dubious moral leadership of those who have presided over human rights abuses.

Record-High Opium Production Levels Wreak Havoc in and Outside Afghanistan

Afghanistan has some 3.6 million people addicted to drugs. In 2017, potential opium production in the war-ravaged country increased by 87 percent.
Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, attends the 12th African Union summit in Ethiopia in 2012

Zimbabwe Ruling Party Says Mugabe Goes or Impeachment Starts

Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday.

15 Dead, 5 Hurt in a Stampede for Food Aid in Morocco

Morocco's State TV reports that at least 15 people have died and 5 others have been injured in a stampede during food aid delivery.
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Trump’s Views on Dictators go far Beyond Strategic Support

The United States has long had a history of supporting dictatorships for strategic reasons. But Trump's praise for tyrants is something else.