Human Rights

UN issues first report on human rights of gay and lesbian people

An activist waves a rainbow flag, an international symbol for the rights of gay, lesbian,...

Bradley Manning To Appear In Court In Leaks Case

Eighteen months after his arrest on suspicion of leaking national secrets, Manning will finally make his first appearance in court Friday at Fort Meade, Md., just north of Washington, D.C.

Kyrgyz Supreme Court must act on reported fair trial violations in Askarov case, ODIHR delegation says


Former New York Con Ed Manager Sentenced to Serve 70 Months in Prison for Fraud, Bribery and Tax Crimes

A former Consolidated Edison of New York (Con Ed) manager was sentenced today to serve 70 months in prison for participating in schemes to accept approximately $807,000 in bribes from two Con Ed industrial pipe supply vendors, the Department of...

US Files Lawsuit in Miami to Block Promotion of Tax Fraud Scheme

The United States has sued Sharon Angulo and Claudia Zuloaga to bar them from promoting an alleged tax fraud scheme and from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today.

Somalia at ‘critical’ juncture, UN chief says in historic visit to Mogadishu

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Somalia followed by the president of the General Assembly...

YEMEN: Taiz facing a humanitarian crisis

Trucks have been unable to bring water to the people of Taiz because of danger on the roads

MYANMAR: Landmine survivor needs outstrip aid

Zaw Lwin, 42, lost his leg to a landmine 12 years ago in the eastern part of Myanmar's Bago Region

AFGHANISTAN: Children were killed in an attack on Shiites


IRAQ: Overall violence down - but attacks on minorities continue

Rifle drill for Iraqi police - rights groups say attacks on minorities are rarely investigated creating a "...