The Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, are marooned and starving on a mountain in Kurdistan. Now, the United States is trying to save them from the murderous hands of the Islamic State.
The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.
Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.
Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.
How Israel’s hawks intimidated and silenced the last remnants of the anti-war left.
Why this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit needs to pay more than just lip service to human rights and good governance.
Why some Libyans see a solution to the country's political crises in a document that was published 63 years ago.
Allowing rebels to leverage a cease-fire into political power will only lead to more death in the Central African Republic -- as it has in South Sudan and too many other African states.
Security is improving in the eastern part of the country -- so why are many refugees worse off than before?
A small South American country has been making big strides in human rights. But it's still got some work to do.
Two decades after an official cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, hundreds of thousands of Azeris remain displaced.
How can the new BRICS bank avoid repeating the same mistakes and egregious human rights violations of the World Bank?
As the conflict in Kachin state wages on, civilians remain caught in the crossfire.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
Why the international community could be on the cusp of a humanitarian breakthrough in the Syrian conflict.
We're right to mourn the dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But that doesn't mean we should forget the others whose lives are being forever altered by the war.
International peacekeepers -- like the ones who stood by in Srebrenica -- could soon be held accountable for their actions.
Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions.
India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.
Thailand’s coup gives the United States a chance to show that it actually cares about human rights and democracy.
The body blows dealt by Nairobi have human rights groups questioning whether the court can -- or should -- prosecute atrocities in South Sudan and other African states.
The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?
If chants and protests in Brazil left egg on FIFA’s face, Russia and Qatar are cooking up an omelet.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors trekking north from Central America is a humanitarian crisis -- and the United States should treat it like one.
Suicide is becoming a crisis among people affected by Syria's protracted civil war -- and no one is talking about it.
It's a distraction. Besides, there are better ways to support human rights in China.
Cuba has come a long way on LGBT rights since putting gays in labor camps. But don't believe the Castro family's gay-friendly PR.