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UN: Worse now for women peace builders than before COVID

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a “vastly worse” situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United N...

UN chief: Over 12,000 detainees held officially in Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 12,000 detainees are held officially in 27 prisons and detention facilities across Libya and thousands more are held illegally and often in “inhumane conditions in facilitie...

China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it gained support on issues including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims from a number of Persian Gulf states following talks between their foreign ministers at which the...

Saudi princess freed after nearly 3 years in jail

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have released a princess detained in the kingdom under mysterious circumstances for nearly three years, her supporters said on Sunday. ...

As Olympics open, Uyghurs set to take rights case to court

China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority could come before the courts in Argentina at about the same time that the Winter Olympics open on Feb. 4 in Beijing. Michael Polak, a Britis...

U.N. says to publish findings soon on abuses in Xinjiang

The United Nations' human rights office is finalising its assessment of the situation in China's Xinjiang region, where Uyghurs are alleged to have been unlawfully detained, mistreated and for...

Canada joins US and allies in Beijing Olympics boycott

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sai...

EU wants 'verifiable proof' Chinese tennis player is safe

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday that it wants China to release “verifiable proof" that tennis player Peng Shuai is safe and to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into her...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime. Then earlier this m...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopol...

Rights groups demand ICC probe into Libya migrant abuses

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights activists sent a dossier of evidence to the International Criminal Court on Tuesday demanding an investigation into abuses of migrants in Libya that they arg...

Venezuela judge grants appeal hearing to jailed US oil execs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six U.S. oil executives detained in Venezuela for four years on corruption charges have been granted a hearing before an appeals court, a rare decision by the judicial system in the...

Lawyers: Ex-Marine in prison in Russia goes on hunger strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers and the family of a former U.S. Marine who is imprisoned for assaulting police officers in Moscow says he has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention and human rights abus...

International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Criminal Court is opening a formal investigation into allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings committed by Venezuelan security forces under Presid...

American siblings return home after China lifts exit ban

BEIJING (AP) — Two American siblings have returned home after China lifted an exit ban following Canada’s release of a top Chinese tech executive who had been wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges. ...