In an exclusive interview with PBS Newshour, Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker imprisoned in Cairo for three years, speaks about the harrowing ordeal and her experience meeting President Trump in the Oval Office following her release last month. It…
By Rhana Natour
President Donald Trump made clear there would be no public lecture from America on Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record.
By Julie Pace and Vivian Salama, Associated Press
Humanitarian crises like those in Syria’s Aleppo sometimes make headlines. But how do we identify such atrocities when they are occurring thousands of miles away? A new program at UC Berkeley is training students to leverage social media, geolocation and…
By PBS NewsHour
In May 2014, Aya Hijazi, a 29-year-old Egyptian-American humanitarian worker, was imprisoned in Egypt. For more than two years, she was held in what’s known as “pre-trial detention” before her trial finally began last month.
By Rhana Natour
By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
Hillary Clinton's 1995 speech at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women stands out as a moment she began to truly forge an identity as a public figure on the world stage apart from her husband.
Artists and activists this week showed their support for Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet who has been held in a Saudi prison for more than two years, by translating his writings and tweeting his picture with the hashtag #FreeAshraf.
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
The U.S. business lobby says it is high time to drop the remaining U.S. sanctions on Myanmar, but human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers say not so fast.
The Colombian government on Wednesday formally entered peace talks with the second-largest rebel group, the ELN, even as it continued to work on finishing the terms of a peace accord with the FARC guerrillas. One human rights advocate said ELN’s…
By Josh Lederman and Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he'll raise human rights issues and other U.S. concerns with Cuban President Raul Castro during a history-making visit to the communist island nation.
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