9 gender-equality activities from Taiwan named in 2018 Gender Impact Award Nomination list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2018 Gender Impact Award Nomination list was published today, Dec. 10 by the Womany. Taiwan has nine activities and reports in the shortlist, after only the U.S. with 12 no...

Indonesia-based NGO receives Taiwan's Human Rights Award, pledges to continue fighting for people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon receiving the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award, President of the Indonesia-based NGO, Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI), Alissa Wahid, said the network will cont...

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign i...

Rights chief: Lyudmila Alexeyeva, one of Russia's oldest, most decorated human rights activists, has died at 91

MOSCOW (AP) — Rights chief: Lyudmila Alexeyeva, one of Russia's oldest, most decorated human rights activists, has died at 91.

Israeli army says it fired at suspected Hezbollah activists

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired at three Hezbollah suspects who approached the Lebanese-Israeli border where the army has been carrying out an operation to thwart underground, ...

Taiwan has registered almost 4,000 same-sex couples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Despite the setback for same-sex marriage in last month’s referendums, a total of 3,951 same-sex couples have registered, according to the Ministry of Interior. While t...

Activist allowed to enter Poland ahead of climate march

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Campaign group Climate Action Network says one of its employees has been allowed to enter Poland after earlier being stopped by border guards citing unspecified security threat...

Virginia city hopes to heal after man's murder conviction

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights ...

Groups say 13 climate activists deported from Poland

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Environmental groups attending the U.N. climate summit in Poland say at least 13 activists have been deported or denied entry by authorities. The Climate Acti...

Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels

MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Farouk Baakar's mistake was taking a selfie. The Yemeni medic was on duty at al-Rashid hospital the day when a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room wi...

Ex-captives describe torture by Yemen's Houthi rebels

MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture. He'd been whipped ac...

Democrats rev up plans for 2020 campaign launches

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to annou...

FIFA supports case of detained Bahraini soccer player

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says it wants a soccer player who has refugee status in Australia to return to the country "at the earliest possible moment" rather than be extradited from Thailand to Bahrain. ...

Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court has refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists. ...

Dutch court clears the way for deer cull in nature reserve

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has given the go-ahead for a cull of hundreds of red deer in a nature reserve north of Amsterdam, in a wildlife management case that has sparked fierce oppo...