A former State Department official has testified that President Donald Trump has "compromised" efforts by his own administration to punish and end human rights abuses in the Chinese region of Xinjiang by ignoring the issue.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 bill would allow the U.S. to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials believed to be undermining the territory's autonomy.
At least 750 children have been arrested by Hong Kong police since mass anti-government protests broke out in June.
UNICEF announced this year's theme as "GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable," an occasion to "celebrate achievements by, with and for girls."
The Ugandan bill—colloquially known as "Kill the Gays"—was nullified in 2014 on a technicality but the government said it plans to resurrect the bill within a few weeks.
Turkey wants to clear Kurdish armed forces away from its southern border in "Operation Peace Spring."
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the ban was needed as a "deterrent to radical behavior" following months of anti-government protests.
Despite the government's iron fist, Egyptians are still intent on taking to the streets.
Two Iranians, Ali Nafarieh and Mohammad Ali Babapour, have been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on charges of spying for the U.S. A third unidentified person has been sentenced to death.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 moved through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday.
The evangelical leader also suggested that persecuted Indians should pray for Modi in the hope it will prompt him to better protect religious minorities.
Hong Kong has experienced its 16th consecutive weekend of protests as activists seek to force the Beijing-backed government to offer further democratic concessions.
The proposed statutes are "disastrous not only for women and religious and gender minorities, but for all Indonesians," said Human Rights Watch.
The body of LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva was found in St. Petersburg on July 20, with evidence she had been choked and stabbed. Now a suspect has confessed but Grigoryeva's friends are dubious.
More than 1,300 protesters have been arrested since the unrest began, and a new report has shed light on accusations of cruel and unusual punishment of detainees by police.
There are hundreds of violent offenders still on the streets in the Philippines who President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered to hand themselves in.
While Kurdish-Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani said the appointments represented a "great achievement," they do not erase the pain of having "lost six years of my life."
An editorial in the state-run China Daily said Beijing would not allow the U.S. to interfere in what it called its "internal affairs."
Tens of thousands of protesters descended on the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, calling on the Trump administration to lend more support.
"Hong Kongers are fighting for freedom, fighting for democracy, fighting for human rights," a pro-democracy activist said. "These are values that the United States stands for."
Victor Cha was nominated to become Trump's ambassador to South Korea but was dropped after warning the White House against a pre-emptive strike on the North.
"It got to the point where I was ready to sign a deportation paper just to not be suffering there anymore," said 18-year-old Francisco Erwin Galicia.
At least 45 people were injured, one critically, after dozens of alleged triad gang members stormed a subway station and began attacking commuters.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is under investigation by the U.N. human rights watchdog over his brutal war on drugs.
Reporters Without Borders said they had to meet with Saudi officials to explain just how bad the kingdom's reputation has become.
DJ Steve Aoki and former One Direction band member Liam Payne are still scheduled to perform.
At least 122 people have been executed by the Saudi government this year as the royal family intensifies a crackdown on dissenters.
Gingrich branded Ocasio-Cortez "profoundly vicious, cruel and dishonest" over her reports of human rights abuses at migrant detention centers.
The independent tribunal heard evidence from medical experts, investigative journalists, human rights activists and members of the persecuted Falun Gong group.
Eliminating Graph Search is a disaster for human rights groups—and we were never even asked.