The founder of Russia’s oldest human rights group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91, the presidential human rights council said in a statement. Reuters Continue reading Prominent Russian rights activist dies at the age of 91
European Union governments that refuse to host refugees could instead pay to be excused from the bloc’s system of sharing out migrants, France and Germany proposed on Thursday as they sought to end a long-running EU feud over migration. Reuters Continue reading France and Germany, soften demands on EU hosting refugees: document
As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country. Reuters Continue reading 'We can't go anywhere': Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but 'entrenches segregation'
A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday for the urgent establishment of a criminal tribunal to bring those responsible to justice. Reuters Continue reading Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya
Key U.S. senators are making a last-ditch effort to win approval of a bill to speed the use of self-driving cars without human controls, but face an uphill battle on Capitol Hill. Reuters Continue reading U.S. lawmakers make final push to win approval of self-driving car bill
The Saudi-led coalition said it approved evacuating wounded Houthi fighters for treatment on Monday, meeting a key condition for the group to attend U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden this week aimed at ending Yemen’s nearly four-year-old war. Reuters Continue reading Coalition allows evacuation of wounded Houthis before Sweden hosts Yemen talks
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. CNN News Continue reading Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest
Governments must never again use fighting terrorism as a pretext to flatten cities and stoke war as they did in Syria, Jan Egeland told Reuters on Thursday as he stepped down from his role as the U.N. humanitarian adviser on … Continue reading U.N.'s Egeland says Syria shows perils of targeting 'terrorists'
Philippine leftists reacted with dismay on Wednesday to a threat by President Rodrigo Duterte to create a “death squad” to hunt what he said were Maoist assassins, a plan critics said could trigger a spree of killings similar to his … Continue reading Philippine leader slammed over threat to create 'Duterte death squad'
Brazil’s right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday picked retired General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz as his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, adding a fifth military man to his cabinet. Reuters Continue reading Brazilian president-elect adds fifth military man to cabinet
Indonesia’s national human rights agency said on Monday it was concerned about the launch of a mobile application by the Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office, which allows members of the public to report religious beliefs they consider “misguided”. Reuters Continue reading Indonesian app to report 'misguided' religion 'risks dividing neighbors'
Hundreds of demonstrators in Shi’ite areas of Kabul and Bamyan province in Afghanistan protested on Sunday against the arrest of an ethnic Hazara militia commander Reuters Continue reading Protest at arrest of Afghan Hazara commander turns violent
Taiwan voters were set to back a referendum that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, dealing a blow to the self-ruled island’s reputation for liberalism in Asia amid a heated debate over marriage equality. Reuters Continue reading Taiwan voters set to block same-sex marriage in referendum
Unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable migrants risk falling victim to crime in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where thousands of Central Americans from caravans may be stuck for months as authorities tighten up asylum rules, advocates say. Reuters Continue reading Crime menaces migrants on Mexico border as Tijuana declares crisis
Bahrainis vote on Saturday in a parliamentary election from which opposition groups have been barred in a crackdown on dissent in the Western-allied kingdom as tensions with the Shi’ite Muslim opposition show no signs of abating. Reuters Continue reading Bahrain holds elections with ban on opposition groups