Outrage. So much outrage.
Outrage. So much outrage.
As winter begins, four million Syrian children are reportedly in need of emergency aid — and polio prevention is just the tip of the iceberg.
Memes and Freud jokes abound after an unverified tape claims to show Sisi saying he dreamt he would be president.
The sky over South Africa’s Union Buildings lit up with colors at the end of the second day of the public viewing.
Islamist groups have recently captured key bases and interdicted supplies destined for the Free Syrian Army, putting the fate of the U.S.-backed force into serious question. “I think Western opposition policy is collapsing.”
India’s anti-sodomy law, which a court upheld yesterday, was first passed during British colonial rule — and they aren’t the only former colony to maintain the British-era bans.
Sexual harassment is a growing problem in Egypt. Now, the U.N. is trying to show men what it feels like to walk…like a woman in Egypt.
New York State fined RBS, still majority owned by the British government, for doing $523 million in transactions with companies in Sudan, Iran, and other banned entities.
With activists calling for demonstrations of opposition to Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee won’t specify how it will respond to violations of its own propaganda ban. “[T]he lack of clear guidelines as to authorized and unauthorized behaviors encourages self censorship,” an advocate says.
Yesterday, after a 12-year legal battle, India’s Supreme Court upheld Section 377 of the constitution, an old British law that criminalizes sodomy. Here are some poignant social media reactions from the Indian public.
As the Middle East prepares for one of its worst storms in years, millions of Syrian refugees are left out in the cold.
Ukraine’s opposition hailed an all-night standoff between protesters and riot police who attempted to clear encampments in Kiev’s central square. President Viktor Yanukovych’s position looks more precarious by the day.
The top court in the world’s second-largest nation says it’s up to parliament to decide on undoing the law criminalizing same-sex intercourse. This is “a major setback to LGBT rights,” says the legal group that brought the case. Updated with details from the written judgement.
President Viktor Yanukovych has tried to play both Russia and the EU. On the verge of an economic precipice, he now has to choose.
Thousands of helmet-clad riot police stormed the Maidan to clear barricades set up by protesters who came out against President Viktor Yanukovych.By late morning, they were all gone.
Islamist fighters pried key bases and warehouses from U.S.-backed rebels in northern Syria last week, causing the U.S. to suspend its assistance there. “We are obviously very concerned,” a U.S. official said.
Activists say that glaringly missing from the forum’s agenda is discussion of the dozens of Bahraini bloggers and Twitter users imprisoned for criticizing the government online.
“It tells you a lot about [IOC] President Bach and the IOC’s commitment to human rights that they believe this issue should be easily compartmentalized into a protest zone,” one LGBT advocate says.
“We don’t want them to become the hostages or pawns of a process,” says the secretary of state.
As the EuroMaidan protesters stay strong, American celebrities have begun to draw attention to the possible revolution happening across the Atlantic.
Can the strategies that turned the U.S. LGBT movement into a money machine work when the fight goes abroad? Melissa Etheridge headlined a celebrity fundraiser for a new coalition that hopes to make that true.
Our beloved Nelson Mandela once said that, “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination.” As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Human Rights Day today, let’s celebrate 10 individuals around the world who are living by Mandela’s words and helped make 2013 a better year for humanity.
All over the world, people stop to honor to the legendary South African leader.
Praise for “courageous” Hersh report on rebels. Ted Cruz cancels on her for Mandela funeral, but Louie Gohmert takes a meeting.
It happened during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
The deadlines for both the interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and the peace process expire in May 2014. US officials say the two aren’t related, but regional officials see things differently.
Thousands of riot troops closed in Monday as the standoff continues. “If they storm it, we’ll defend it.”
It also announced the creation of a new outfit, to be led by Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia’s homophobe-in-chief. “It will significantly increase the evil that kills our nerves and steals time from our lives.”
A group of Palestinians in Gaza have spoofed a Volvo ad featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme to shed light on the growing humanitarian crisis in the coastal strip. They’d love to do Van Damme’s epic split, “but unfortunately there is no gas in town.”