Dave Bryan, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 11:01am
The United Nations Security Council voted Wednesday to increase the U.N.'s peacekeeping force in Mali by more than 2,500 troops, a move aimed at countering increasing attacks by Islamic extremists on civilians and peacekeepers and more aggressively enabling a peace agreement between the government and rebels.
Alison Mutler, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 10:42am
The CIA paid Romania "millions of dollars" to host secret prisons, a rights lawyer said Wednesday as the European Court of Human Rights heard accusations that Romania allowed the agency to torture terrorism suspects in a secret renditions program under President George W. Bush.
Tom Odula, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 10:31am
Kenyan police are responsible for the disappearance of three men, including a human rights activist with the U.S.-based International Justice Mission, 10 local and international human rights groups say.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration said Wednesday it will deliver an eagerly awaited ruling on July 12 in a case filed by the Philippines contesting Beijing's sweeping claims to most of the South China Sea.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 3:20am
The Italian navy said Wednesday it has recovered the migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year with an estimated 700-800 people aboard in one of the worst known tragedies of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.