The U.N.'s Human Rights Council resumed work Wednesday after a U.S. pullout that one Western diplomat called a "Big Bang" for the Geneva body, as Russia blasted the move by the Trump administration and key allies expressed disappointment.
Human rights groups on Wednesday pressured Gambia to hold accountable those who ordered police to "shoot and kill" two protesters this week, warning that the excessive force brings up painful memories of the previous government.
The British government faced another knife-edge vote in Parliament on its flagship Brexit legislation Wednesday, as pro-EU lawmakers tried to wrest more control over the country's departure from the European Union.
The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of each prisoner, claiming that they were looking for contraband cellphones.
The United Nations said Wednesday that the Syrian government and rebel forces both committed war crimes during the five-year government siege of the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus and the two-month offensive to retake the area from insurgents earlier this year.