Pieter Van Maele, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 3:52pm
President Desi Bouterse sought again Wednesday to prevent authorities from putting him back on trial for the abduction and summary execution of 15 political opponents when he was the military dictator of this South American nation.
Dave Bryan, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 3:50pm
Saudi Arabia should be suspended from the U.N.'s top human rights organization because of indiscriminate airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen that have killed hundreds of civilians, including women and children, human rights groups said Wednesday.
Tom Odula, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 3:01pm
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.
Egyptian investigators said Wednesday that wreckage from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May shows "signs of damage because of high temperature" and that a flight data recorder indicates there was smoke on board.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 2:12pm
Islamic State militants on Wednesday pushed back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels from the outskirts of a town on the Iraqi border, in a setback to a budding offensive that aims to sever the militants' transit link between the two countries, a rebel spokesman said.
Alison Mutler, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 2:01pm
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.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 12:50pm
The Italian navy has raised from the seafloor 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.
Cara Anna, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 12:31pm
Angola's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the conditional release of 17 political activists, known as the Luanda Book Club, who had been convicted of plotting to overthrow the government of the oil-rich southern African country.
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.