Some 6,000 migrants, many of them from Venezuela, set off from southern Mexico last week as leaders from across the Americas met in Los Angeles to discuss issues including migration.
More than 30 schools, teaching tens of thousands of Rohingya students, were closed in Bangladesh, where officials are said to have feared the schools would encourage the refugees to stay permanently.
The New York Times verified that Ukraine’s forces fired at least two of these internationally banned weapons in a neighborhood, putting Ukrainian civilians at extreme risk.
The organization’s report is based on a series of interviews with eye witnesses, victims and local residents of Russia-occupied territories between Feb. 27 and March 14.
Strongly denied by Israel and its supporters, the claim is the first time that a U.N.-appointed rapporteur has accused Israel of apartheid in such an unequivocal way.
Soaring inflation and a rift with the military threaten Imran Khan’s tenure as prime minister. He has dismissed criticism as a foreign conspiracy.
The country’s constitutional court said the law, which criminalized “imitation of the opposite sex,” violated Kuwaitis’ rights to personal freedom.
Through crowdsourcing, rights groups say they are documenting a campaign of beatings and torture “on a massive scale.”
Almost 700 child detainees are being held in the prison still under siege four days after ISIS launched an attack to free detainees
Under a new decree, all web traffic will be routed through a government portal. Rights groups say a crackdown on digital expression is about to get worse.
A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.
The report from Human Rights Watch adds to the mounting violations committed by the warring parties since the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region began over a year ago.
More than 100 former members of the military and police have been killed or forcibly disappeared by the Taliban since the group came into power, according to an investigation by Human Rights Watch.
Hossam Bahgat avoided a prison term, receiving a relatively modest fine, in a verdict that appeared designed to intimidate dissidents without risking international opprobrium.
The Chinese government must provide answers about the missing tennis star.
The sisterhood of the green wave achieved success with aggressive tactics, but big challenges remain.
More than 160 reports, obtained by Human Rights Watch, reveal details of mistreatment that asylum seekers described experiencing from border officials and while in U.S. custody.
But investigators said they could not confirm The Times’s reporting that the sport’s top global official, Hamane Niang, knew about the abuse.
Thousands did not make it onto U.S. military evacuation flights. Many of them are now in hiding, worried for their safety and their future.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan is a final step in the transformation of American warfare into something sanitized and edited out of view.
Taliban leaders have promised amnesty to Afghan officials and soldiers, but there are increasing reports of detentions, disappearances and even executions.
The sexual abuse scandal in Mali basketball is the latest example of how global sports organizations are failing to curb the mistreatment of women.
Hamane Niang, the leader of basketball’s global governing body known as FIBA, led Mali’s federation at a time of systemic exploitation of female players, activists say. FIBA announced an investigation.
American taxpayers don’t have much influence over Hamas, but they do have influence over Israel.
Essential Quality could win the Kentucky Derby. Activists concerned about Sheikha Latifa, the owner’s daughter, don’t think the horse should run at all.
Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.
The Venezuelan government has long tolerated armed groups trafficking drugs and contraband near its border with Colombia. Now it has lashed out at one of them, driving thousands of civilians into flight.
The attack by hundreds of suspected Islamist insurgents trapped nearly 200 people, including foreign workers, in a hotel in Palma, Mozambique, site of a major gas project.
A perilous trip to find out more about these brutal incarcerations led to a wrenching interview and something extremely rare on this job: a hug.
A potential U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, coupled with a weak Afghan security force, mean the Taliban will likely continue to capture, condemn and torture thousands.
In a first, six nongovernmental organizations are taking legal steps to force an overhaul of the country’s policing.
The vote ended a proxy battle waged by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia, which sought to strengthen their influence by installing a more compliant candidate.
Lawmakers in the Himalayan country voted this week to amend a 2004 law that criminalizes “sexual conduct that is against the order of nature,” previously treated as a reference to gay sex.
Artists gathered by the hundreds in Cuba’s largest protest in decades after seeing videos of police detentions that were filmed on cellphones and circulated online.
In a step hailed by rights advocates, a Swiss court has charged former rebel leader Alieu Kosiah with murder, rape, recruiting child soldiers and cannibalism.
As the summit’s host, the kingdom hopes to showcase its advances, while critics see an opportunity to pounce. But the virtual event will have a lower profile.
Caught in an Armenian rocket attack, a New York Times reporting team captures the agony of an expanding, dirty war.
A new study by Human Rights Watch found that poor Indian women who work in the informal jobs sector are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and abuse despite a groundbreaking law.
Recent abductions of a journalist and an activist have underscored Pakistan’s worsening rights conditions as the country’s security forces pressure the news media and human rights groups.
For months, terrified residents of Djibo, a town in the West African nation, kept discovering corpses of men who had been shot, blindfolded and bound. They blame the military.
Human rights groups say the new law will give the police and military forces more powers to stifle dissent.
The high-profile episode, after days of protests in Washington, was a turning point in the military’s response to unrest in the city.
The children are living in squalid detention camps lacking schools, health care and clean water, and where disease and jihadist ideology are rampant.
Critics of the Philippine president say the move was yet more evidence of an increasingly domineering government using a crisis like the pandemic to crack down on dissent.
Let’s stop and think before we start issuing “immunity passports.”
Iran, devastated by the coronavirus, is asking the U.S. to lift sanctions on humanitarian grounds. U.S. officials say sanctions aren’t to blame; Iran is.