Global terror attacks fell 33 percent last year, while non-militant fatalities dropped by more than one-quarter, marking their lowest point since 2011, according to a new report.
Draped in the flag of their country â€“ once the richest and most prosperous in Venezuela â€“ thousands of Venezuelans poured into the streets on Wednesday and Thursday, vigorously calling for reigning President Nicolas Maduro to be removed from office.
Millions from the Chinese Uighurs have disappeared into shadowy prisons and “concentration camps” under Chinese Communist Party rule in the country’s autonomous Xinjiang region, often referred to as the Chinese occupied East Turkestan, following a large-scale effort in recent years to purge and squash “Islamic terrorism” within the Muslim ethnic minority.
A Saudi prosecutor is seeking capital punishment for five of the eleven suspects currently detained over the death of Jamal Khashoggi in the Kingdom’s Istanbul consulate last October.
With a potent push of instability from neighboring Venezuela and its own internal struggles, Colombia’s Nobel-winning peace process with is on increasingly feeble ground.
The depth of the Venezuelan catastrophe threatens to unravel the stability and wreak financial havoc beyond just Latin America, with little end in sight.
They come from a country that now resembles a war zone –their lives have been ripped apart by displacement, starvation, disease, desperation, torment and fear life – and while that war zone sentiment too has permeated the Colombian side of the border, there is at least a sense that survival is possible.
For many of the Kurds living under the protection of the U.S forces and the U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Wednesday’s announcement of complete removal of the American troops from the region is the stuff of nightmares.
Despite a dip in numbers, France’s “yellow vest” protesters continued their demonstrations – and clashed with police – for the fifth consecutive weekend.
While the Venezuelan government continues downplay the horrific humanitarian and economic crisis,a floating US Navy hospital, USNS Comfort, is attempting to alleviate some of the burden.
As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment –regarding the country’s earlier gun control bill that saw citizens stripped of their weapons-owning rights.
As the crisis in Venezuela deepens – gripped by mass hunger, starvation and a lack of medical supplies - there is no comfort, even for the dead.
Four family members have been apprehended by authorities following the death of a nine-year-old boy in the eastern French city of Mulhouse last Sunday. The child, according to local authorities, was fatally beaten with a broom handle and other “blunt objects” after refusing to do his homework.
After eight years languishing on death row on what most western leaders contend were unfounded blasphemy charges, newly acquitted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi remains in hiding from Islamic extremists after the U.K. denied her political asylum.
In blunt contrast to the warm reception, thousands of migrants received as they made the arduous journey through Central America to Mexico – receiving food donations and well wishes from locals – the nearly 3000 who reached the Mexican border with California in recent days have been with marked hostility.
As the long-awaited, much-anticipated trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán – once the most wanted man in the world and the accused leader of the most notorious drug syndicate in history – gets underway in New York, staunch security measures have been put in place and are only increasing.