Media Coverage

2/24/2017

An international opinion tribunal has been set up to address crimes of atrocity against the Kachin and Rohingya communities in Myanmar.

2/24/2017

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Wednesday dismissed charges against Im Chaem, a Buddhist nun suspected of playing a role in the Khmer Rouge regime. The judges in the case said they lacked jurisdiction to decide Im Chaem's case as she was "neither a senior leader nor ... one of the ... officials of the Khmer Rouge regime." The full reasons for dismissal will be filed at a later date.

2/24/2017

The video opens with a squad of soldiers walking down a sandy, sunlit road toward a group of people who are chanting.

Then the soldiers — who appear to be uniformed members of the national army of the Democratic Republic of Congo, accompanied by a heavy military truck — raise their weapons.

They start firing.

One by one, the figures in the road drop. Oddly, several of the people do not make any attempt to run from the advancing soldiers.

2/24/2017

On Monday, Cambodia’s National Assembly passed 22 amendments to the country’s Law on Political Parties. The law was pushed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power since 1985, and his Cambodian People’s Party. Although the revised law still requires a rubber stamp endorsement from the Senate, Constitution Council and King Norodom Sihamoni, its consequences are likely to be dramatic.

2/24/2017

A Philippines senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has been arrested by law enforcement agents after charges were filed in court alleging that she received money from drug dealers inside the country's prisons.

2/24/2017

Bahraini police have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on Shiite villages, as legislators approved a constitutional amendment that could see civilians tried in military courts in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

2/24/2017

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival extremists have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday.

2/24/2017

Britain is tracking 257 alleged breaches of international humanitarian law committed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia, a major UK arms customer, the government has admitted.

2/24/2017

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children languishing in refugee camps and remote villages are nearing starvation. Families who fled airstrikes are being forced to return to war-shattered homes, risking their lives again.

2/24/2017

An 18-month prison sentence for an Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant is an “unacceptable” punishment for “an apparent extra-judicial killing,” the UN said Friday.

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