Diplomats shun Venezuelan envoy’s speech to UN rights body

World 02/27/19, 09:23

Dozens of European and Latin American diplomats abruptly walked out of the U.N.'s top human rights body on Wednesday to protest an address by Venezuela's foreign minister, where he floated the idea of talks between President Nicolas Maduro and U.S. President Donald Trump. Jorge Arreaza told the U.N. Human Rights Council ...

American families of missing Uighurs speak out at DC event

World 02/25/19, 01:14

Nearly two years after the Chinese government began to detain members of Muslim minority groups in western China, a growing number of family members abroad are refusing to remain silent. On Sunday, about three dozen relatives of some of the 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and others being held without charge spoke ...

Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

America 02/20/19, 01:00

Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital. Two days later, his family said, rifle-wielding special police agents wearing black masks stormed into their home ...

US cuts military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns

Africa 02/06/19, 18:18

The United States said Wednesday it is cutting some military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns after growing allegations of abuses by security forces, a significant step against a solid ally in central Africa that is gripped by fighting between the government and Anglophone separatists. The U.S. decision comes after ...

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