Human rights groups highlight rise in Greek minority attacks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A report by human rights groups says the number of violent attacks on minorities in Greece increased in 2018, and the authors are expressing concern that divisive campaign rhetor...

Investigative website says French weapons used in Yemen war

PARIS (AP) — An investigative website claims French weapons have potentially been used by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Yemen's war. Disclose based its report on an Oc...

China retains title as ‘world's top executioner,’ says Amnesty Intl. death penalty report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of global executions dropped to a record low in 2018 compared to a decade ago, with only 690 confirmed cases last year, excluding state executions carried out i...

Far-right protesters target European Lesbian Conference in Ukraine

Dozens of protesters from extreme-right groups sought to disrupt the upcoming European Lesbian Conference at a hotel in Kyiv on Thursday. Although the conference isn't due to officially kick off ...

Amnesty: Detained Emirati activist on hunger strike

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amnesty International says a prominent activist in the United Arab Emirates has been on hunger strike for over three weeks to protest his prison conditions and convi...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda's Kagame is praised, feared

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary lead...

Rights and media groups want information on Khashoggi trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven human rights and press freedom groups are urging the United States, Britain and France to speak out publicly about the trial in Saudi Arabia of 11 people charged in the killing o...

US military review reveals civilian deaths in Somalia strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Africa Command says new information reveals that a woman and a child were killed in an American airstrike that was targeting al-Shabab insurgents in Somalia last April. ...

Amnesty urges Sri Lanka to halt death penalty plan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Amnesty International is urging Sri Lanka to halt plans to resume executions after more than four decades, saying capital punishment will not end drug-related crimes. ...

Brunei invokes laws allow stoning for gay sex, adultery

SINGAPORE (AP) — New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups...

Germany protests to Brunei envoy over anti-gay law plans

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry has protested Brunei's plans to implement Islamic criminal laws that punishes gay sex by stoning offenders to death. In a statement Tuesday, ...

Fate in limbo, many Nicaraguan exiles struggle in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Back in Nicaragua, she owned her own home and made enough as an elementary substitute teacher and lawyers' assistant to eke out a stable, if not luxurious, life. ...

Proposed Hong Kong extradition law changes spark concerns

HONG KONG (AP) — Business and human rights groups are expressing concern over proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China, where ...

Ancient West Bank site draws Christians, and controversy

SHILOH, WEST BANK (AP) — Deep in the West Bank, Israeli settlers have transformed an archaeological site into a biblical tourist attraction that attracts tens of thousands of evangelical Christians ea...

Amnesty slams Brunei's new 'vicious' Islamic criminal laws

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Amnesty International has slammed plans by Brunei to implement what the rights group calls "vicious" Islamic criminal laws such as stoning to death for gay sex and a...