South Sudan rife with human rights abuses, says UN report

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A U.N. report says the "lawless" activities of South Sudan's national security and military intelligence risk turning the war-torn country into a police state run on fear and ...

The Latest: Case filed in Sweden against Syrian officials

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A European human rights group says nine Syrians have filed a criminal complaint in Swede...

Iran slams 'hypocrisy' of US-Saudi nuclear plans

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has seized on a congressional report that the U.S. sought to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, accusing Washington of ignoring the kingdom's human...

Nissan ex-boss Ghosn's new lawyer questions handling of case

TOKYO (AP) — The newly appointed star defender for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says he believes the case against his client does "not meet international standards." Junichiro...

Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving h...

Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag...

Taiwan loans Nicaragua US$100 million despite deteriorating human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has supplied the Nicaraguan government with a US$100 million dollar loan, a move that experts say could prop up President Daniel Ortega’s crumbling regime. ...

AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power ...

Nobel laureates, advocates advising G7 on women's rights

PARIS (AP) — Human rights advocates are meeting in Paris to discuss the strategy of the G7 group of industrialized nations for ending violence and discrimination against women. Frenc...

UN concerned about some 200 families trapped in IS enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says she is concerned about the condition of some 200 families trapped in the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in eastern S...

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million peop...

Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with Israel

AT-TUWANI, West Bank (AP) — Young American rabbinical students are doing more than visiting holy sites, learning Hebrew and poring over religious texts during their year abroad in Israel. ...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Lo...

Brazil human rights group calls for inquiry into shooting

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A human rights group in Brazil is calling for an independent inquiry into the possible use of sharpshooters by police in a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. Human Ri...