Activists working to uncover mass graves in northeastern Syria — a region until recently controlled by the Islamic State group — need help to preserve evidence and identify human remains, an international watchdog said Tuesday.
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
Rohingya Muslims have suffered innumerable atrocities in Myanmar, only to face poverty, desperation and human trafficking as refugees in Bangladesh. John Yang talks with Skye Wheeler of Human Rights Watch for a broader look at their plight.
In Yemen, where forces loyal to the government are clashing with Houthi rebels, millions are going hungry. Because food is so scarce, aid groups are finding they have to focus on life-saving measures and set women’s empowerment efforts aside –…
By Larisa Epatko
Militia groups, made up mostly of Shia fighters and often backed by Iran, have become instrumental in the charge to drive the Islamic State from Iraq. But their battlefield presence makes them a controversial force -- many militia members are…
By PBS NewsHour
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte publicly accused more than 150 judges, lawmakers, mayors and police officers of involvement in illegal drug trafficking on Sunday during a nationally televised speech in Davao City.
In Bangladesh, progressive voices have been swept up in a growing wave of unprecedented violence. In April alone, four people were hacked to death.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
A court in Saudi Arabia has handed down a guilty verdict in the case of a professed atheist accused of posting hundreds of tweets denying God's existence and criticizing religion. His sentence: a decade in prison, a fine and a…
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Myanmar’s widely criticized military just weeks after President Barack Obama assured opposition leader Aung San…
By PBS NewsHour
A new report by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU says the American government has overstepped its boundaries in clamping down on the work of reporters and their sources. Jeffrey Brown gets debate on the findings from Dana Priest of…
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