Human Rights

Rights groups renew concerns over US 'Unalienable Rights' panel

Mike Pompeo launched the commission last year and criticism has grown as the panel nears release of its final report.

Rights groups renew concerns over US 'Unalienable Rights' panel

Burundi

Ndayishimiye sworn in as Burundi's new president

im体育官网Ndayishimiye has pledged to defend 'interests of the nation, ensure national unity and cohesion of Burundian people'.

Ndayishimiye sworn in as Burundi's new president

Coronavirus pandemic

When bodies piled up: Inside Ecuador's first coronavirus hotspot

im体育官网Guayaquil, one of South America's first and hardest-hit cities, continues to feel the pandemic's lasting effects.

When bodies piled up: Inside Ecuador's first coronavirus hotspot

Fault Lines

America's Pandemic Workers

We examine the coronavirus pandemic's impact on essential workers in the US and the risks to their health and safety.

Saudi Arabia

Iran blasts UN dropping Saudi-Yemen coalition from blacklist

UN gives 'free pass' to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen despite admitting hundreds of Yemeni children killed, Tehran says.

Indonesia

Indonesian court issues guilty verdicts in West Papua trial

im体育官网Buchtar Tabuni, one of the leading West Papua activists and part of 'Balikpapan Seven', sentenced to 11 months in jail.

Indonesian court issues guilty verdicts in West Papua trial

Latin America

Mexico: Coronavirus pandemic 'hasn't stopped the disappearances'

Families of Mexico's disappeared say their searches have been derailed by COVID-19 lockdowns, proposed government cuts.

Mexico: Coronavirus pandemic 'hasn't stopped the disappearances'

Black Lives Matter protests

Blinded, arrested: Police attack journalists covering US protests

im体育官网Watchdog receives over 400 reports of press freedom violations during recent wave of protests against police brutality.

Blinded, arrested: Police attack journalists covering US protests

The Stream

Brazil: Will playing pandemic politics help or hurt Bolsonaro?

Country faces mounting coronavirus death toll and prospect of increased military power.

Brazil: Will playing pandemic politics help or hurt Bolsonaro?

Hong Kong

'There is never an end game': Hong Kong after a year of protest

Protesters hold on to hope as China prepares to impose a national security law that could utterly change the territory.

'There is never an end game': Hong Kong after a year of protest

The Stream

What should be done about America's policing problem?

Driven by nationwide protests, calls are growing to boost accountability and oversight of US law enforcement.

What should be done about America's policing problem?

United States

Rights groups hail landmark US ruling protecting LGBT workers

Twenty-eight states lacked laws that would protect gay and transgender employees against workplace discrimination.

Rights groups hail landmark US ruling protecting LGBT workers

Bangladesh

Bangladesh lecturer charged over coronavirus Facebook post

Sirajum Munira, 28, was arrested on Saturday and accused of mocking a former health minister who died of coronavirus.

Bangladesh lecturer charged over coronavirus Facebook post

Libya

Russia, Turkey put off talks expected to discuss Libya and Syria

im体育官网No new date announced for talks that were scheduled to take place in Istanbul on Sunday and Monday.

Russia, Turkey put off talks expected to discuss Libya and Syria

The Stream

What does the domicile law mean for Kashmir?

Anxiety across Indian-administered territory that new rules will spur the influx of newcomers and alter its demography.

What does the domicile law mean for Kashmir?