Feb 5, 2016

China sheds more light on 3 missing Hong Kong booksellers

Mainland Chinese authorities say they are investigating three missing Hong Kong booksellers for unspecified criminal activity, shedding more light on a case that has gripped residents with fear that Beijing is tightening its hold on the city. Hong Kong police said late Thursday they ...

Feb 2, 2016

China legal aid center reportedly closed over foreign donations

A women’s legal aid center shut down in Beijing was probably ordered to close because it took money from overseas donors, state media said Tuesday after U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton backed its founder. Beijing police ordered the closure of the Zhongze Women’s Legal ...

Jan 30, 2016

U.N. working group suggests U.S. work on racial reconciliation

The United States should consider reparations to black descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said Friday. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on ...

One dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, 4 others

Jan 27, 2016

One dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, 4 others

The leader of an armed occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon was arrested on Tuesday during a confrontation in which one person was killed and another was wounded, the FBI said. Protesters were still occupying the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in ...

Kerry praises Cambodian revival, but rights concerns loom

Jan 26, 2016

Kerry praises Cambodian revival, but rights concerns loom

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Cambodian leader Hun Sen on Tuesday, praising the kingdom’s “remarkable” economic revival but pushing for greater political freedoms as the Cambodian strongman tries to extend his three-decade grip on power. Cambodia has emerged from the ashes ...

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Jan 24, 2016

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Five years after the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak erupted, Egypt has returned to iron-fisted rule by a regime that brutally crushes opponents even as it battles a jihadi-led insurgency. The blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement is the only group to have called for protests ...