In the days leading up to a United Nations-led summit on Afghanistan's peace process, a former adviser to the Afghan government said he does not expect the cooperation of the Taliban.
"Perhaps our ambassadors should defend America... And not kiss up to the brutal tyrants," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in response to a speech from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield maintaining that white supremacy was "weaved" into the foundation of the United States.
The Swedish climate activist said the United Nations meeting should be postponed until worldwide COVID vaccine rates have risen.
"We equipped ourselves to react to the system, we organized ourselves to react," U.N. Under Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix told Newsweek. He warns, however, "we're absolutely not out of the woods."
The latest deadly shipwreck marks a growing issue from the country—last month, at least 55 migrants were found dead off the coast of Libya.
In many parts of the world, a Down Syndrome diagnosis is an effective death sentence. Mothers carrying babies with this and other chromosomal conditions face immense pressure to abort.
The Taliban warned the Biden administration—the fourth since the start of the war in 2001—it will be in "violation" of the Trump-led withdrawal if U.S. troops don't leave by May 1.
The obliteration of the historical record is a fundamental feature of the Palestinian war to destroy Israel.
Posts with the "#97percent" hashtag were viewed over 23 million times on the popular social media platform.
The Human Rights Council has deep-seated problems of politicization that go far beyond mere membership.
International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8 and this year's theme is "Choose to Challenge."
Americans rightly want to honor our principles, advance human rights and not vacate key fields of competition with China. But we don't want to aid an enterprise that undermines the goals it was established to advance.
China's growing influence and promotion of security technologies in the global south could "reshape human rights from the ground up," warns a national security analyst in Washington, D.C.
Human rights standards are powerful because they apply to all governments—the strong and the weak, friends and foes.
"It would be morally reprehensible for the United States to become party to a body that systematically shields the world's worst regions from accountability," the Friday letter from a group of House Republicans read,
"The sad truth is that Western governments likely have very little leverage in Myanmar," prominent Burmese author and historian Thant Myint-U told Newsweek, "and will certainly not determine what comes next."
"Today marks the beginning of a new era in our foreign policy," Representative Ro Khanna said.
The Biden administration needs to establish with Moscow early on that the U.S. will not allow Russia to exploit the principle of state sovereignty to override international humanitarian law and put millions of Syrians and regional stability at further risk.
The veteran diplomat, who joined the service in 1982, said she regretted having been associated with the Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute because of her 2019 speech in Georgia.
A U.N. panel of health experts released a report Monday that highlights slow responses to COVID-19 in early 2020.
German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen appealed to China on Tuesday for the release of Canadian nationals Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who are being held by Beijing on spy charges.
570,000 people from Uighur regions in Northwestern China were forcibly sent to pick cotton under a labor program that targeted minority groups, The Center for Global Policy reported.
Ambassador Kelly Craft, Washington's permanent representative to the United Nations, called for reforms to the Human Rights Council—to which China was elected in October.
The case of double standards against the Jews and the Jewish state is but one example of the failure of the international community to ensure consistent application of equal rights and laws for all.
The Trump administration effectuated a total sea change on Israel, its adversaries and the adversaries of America.