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New photos show Tonga tsunami devastation as some phone lines restored
Fresh pictures of the devastation in Tonga have emerged as some phone services are reestablished five days after an enormous volcano eruption and subsequent tsunami cut off contact with the outside world.
Israel Evicts Palestinians in Flashpoint Area of East Jerusalem
Israelis evicted an extended family and destroyed their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where attempted evictions last year helped spark a war with Gaza.
Syrian Doctor Accused of Atrocities Goes on Trial in Germany
The Trial of Anwar Raslan
The charges against Alaa Mousa include torturing opponents of the Assad regime in military hospitals in Syria, and murdering at least one by lethal injection.
'We Are Taiwanese': China's Growing Menace Hardens Island's Identity
More than ever, Taiwan defines itself by its democratic values. Beijing's military and diplomatic threats only reinforce the island's separateness.
The Pandemic Has Made the World Worse for Female Activists, the U.N. Says
UNITED NATIONS Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a vastly worse situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday.
UN: Worse now for women peace builders than before COVID
UNITED NATIONS - Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a "vastly worse" situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday.
Scientists Say It Should Be Illegal to Fight Climate Change by Blocking Out the Sun
As climate change continues to wreak untold havoc across the world, many are starting to take the idea of geoengineering - the process of artificially changing the Earth's climate - more seriously than ever.
UN chief: Over 12,000 detainees held officially in Libya
UNITED NATIONS - Over 12,000 detainees are held officially in 27 prisons and detention facilities across Libya and thousands more are held illegally and often in "inhumane conditions in facilities controlled by armed groups or `secret' facilities," the United Nations chief said in a new report.
Rwanda's history of receiving deportees raises concerns for potential UK scheme
Rwanda - one of two African countries to which the UK government is reportedly considering sending asylum seekers for resettlement and processing - was previously embroiled in a highly controversial migrant deportation scheme involving Israel.
Yemen's Houthi Militia Claims Rare Military Strike on U.A.E.
Three people were killed in Abu Dhabi on Monday when several fuel tankers exploded in a possible drone strike, according to state-run media and local authorities in the United Arab Emirates.