The United Nations remains unable to transport humanitarian aid into Syria despite an ongoing ceasefire due to the Bashar al Assad regime’s failure to authorize the deliveries, the U.N.’s special envoy for the war-torn country said Thursday.
Cuban dissidents said Monday that Raúl Castro’s communist government is censoring mobile text messages that contain certain words, including “democracy” and “human rights.”
The United Nations gave government officials and charities linked to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a series of contracts worth tens of millions of dollars as part of a Syrian aid program, the Guardian reported Monday.
Members of a Syrian rebel group that was once backed by the United States beheaded a young child in Aleppo, newly surfaced video footage has revealed.
North Korea said on Monday it has told the United States it will sever the only channel of communication between them, at the United Nations in New York, after Washington blacklisted leader Kim Jong Un last week for human rights abuses.
North Korean officials vowed Thursday to retaliate against the United States after Washington slapped new sanctions on the nation’s leader Kim Jong Un over human rights abuses.
Pakistani women are speaking out on social media against a proposed bill by Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology that would permit husbans to “lightly” beat their wives.
The Obama administration has not designated a single Iranian as a human rights abuser since finalizing last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement, despite rising abuse in the Islamic Republic, including state-sanctioned killings and the imprisonment of opposition figures.
The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. couples hit a three-decade low last year as the number of orphans continues to grow, according to data from the State Department.