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China’s Retort Over Its Mass Detentions: Praise From Russia and Saudi Arabia

GENEVA — China fumed this week after 22 mostly Western countries rebuked its mass detention of…

U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights body voted on Thursday to examine thousands of…

Europe Shut These Migrants Out, Libyan Rebels Bombed Them

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In South Korea, Gay Soldiers Can Serve. But They Might Be Prosecuted.

SEOUL, South Korea — The army lieutenant knew his career was irrevocably damaged when military investigators…

China Rebuked by 22 Nations Over Xinjiang Repression

GENEVA — A group of 22 countries have issued a statement urging China to stop the…

U.N. Rights Head ‘Shocked’ by Treatment of Migrant Children at U.S. Border

GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, condemned on Monday how the United…

State Department Creates Advisory Panel on Human Rights

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the creation of a commission to…

New York Named a Bridge After Him. Now, Kosciuszko Is Getting His Due at Home.

KOSAVA, Belarus — Thomas Jefferson hailed him as the “purest son of liberty I have ever…

Kashmiris Call for Investigation of Torture Accusations Against India

RAWALPORA, Kashmir — Mohammad Ishaq Lone got a call from the Indian Army one February night,…

Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says

GENEVA — Venezuelan special forces have carried out thousands of extrajudicial killings in the past 18…

Norway Politician Forced Sex on Asylum Seekers, Court Finds

One of Norway’s most prominent politicians has been convicted of abusing his power to force three…

In Libya Migrants Face Brutal Choice — Deadly Land or Deadly Sea

CAIRO (AP) — A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left…

A Clash of Worldviews as Pope Francis and Putin Meet Again

Rome — Officials in Italy locked down the capital, closed public parks and diverted traffic on…

Who’s Attacking Thailand’s Democracy Activists? The Authorities Aren’t Saying

BANGKOK — Sirawith Seritiwat, a democracy activist, was running to catch a bus when the men…

The Government Cut Their Internet. Will Abuses Now Remain Hidden?

RATHEDAUNG, Myanmar — The security forces, with their geriatric rifles, formed a wary patrol, scanning the…