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Tunisia: Parliament Member Prosecuted for Insulting Army South Sudan: A Year On, two Men’s Whereabouts Unknown Cigarette Smoking Rates in US Reach Historic Lows Philippine Volcano Spreads Lava Almost 2 Miles from Crater Touching Objects in Virtual Reality Is Now Possible Terrorists Attack International Aid Group in Eastern Afghanistan Lebanon: Investigate Large-Scale Surveillance Reports Vietnam: Crackdown on Rights Activists Tunisia: Parliament Member Prosecuted for Insulting Army Shining a Spotlight on Hate Speech in Saudi Textbooks Prominent Rights Group Targeted Yet Again in Chechnya Venezuelan Authorities Should Pay for their Crimes Hidden Chains Thailand: Forced Labor, Trafficking Persist in Fishing Fleets Asylum-Seeking Kids Locked Up in Greece FBI: Violent Crime Fell in First Half of 2017 Music Firms Sue to Keep Hit Songs Off Fitness Streaming App Europe's Recovery Rolls On — And So Does European Central Bank Stimulus US Getting 'Conflicting Signals' on Turkey's Syria Ops AI Can Read! Tech Firms Race to Smarten Up Thinking Machines US Warns North Korea Aiming to Build Nuclear Arsenal Trump Administration Prepares Flurry of Trade Moves Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress, Connie Sawyer, Dies at 105 Ursula K. Le Guin, Best-selling Science Fiction Author, Dies South Korea Rejects 'Pyongyang Olympics' Criticism Trump to Meet With World Leaders, Business CEOs at Davos Forum Teen Arrested in Kentucky School Shooting That Leaves 2 Dead, 12 Wounded US Pulled Multiple Ways in Syria as Islamic State Recedes US State Department Creates Cuba Internet Task Force South Sudan: A Year On, Two Men’s Whereabouts Unknown Survey: US Mayors View Climate Change as Pressing Urban Issue New Rules Make Italy's Coming Election Unknown Territory A Grammy Curse? Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan, Others Reflect Precision Strikes Kill 150 IS Terrorists in Syria, Coalition Says Senate Confirms Powell as Next US Fed Chair Trump Move to Tax Some Imports Creates Its Own Risks for US Lawyers Ask Judges Not to Jail Brazil's Ex-president Biden Calls for Action to Stop Russian ‘Assault’ on Western Democracy At College Speech, Gorsuch Stresses Need for Civil Discourse NAFTA Negotiators Open Key Round of Talks; Trump Cites Progress NY Man Pleads Guilty of Trying to Join IS US Stresses Lebanon Must Cut Hezbollah from Financial System Congo Becoming Like a Prison Under Kabila, Says Combative Cardinal Ex-Airline Pilot Gets Life Sentence for Child Sex Crimes Undersea Quake Sends Alaskans Fleeing from Feared Tsunami Sao Paulo Shuts Parks as Yellow Fever Outbreak Kills 70 Winners, Losers of Trump's Solar Panel Tariff UN Urges Mali Government to Hold Presidential Vote in July Venezuela's Maduro Says He'll Seek Re-election Tension in East Africa Ticks Up Over Nile, Gulf Power Struggle Russia Cancels Release of 'Insulting' Film About Stalin's Death Poland Charges Neo-Nazis for Marking 'Hitler's Birthday' US Health Official Urges Flu Vaccinations as Pediatric Deaths Mount Female Journalists Protest Separation at Western Wall for Pence Visit China Online Quiz Craze Lures Prize Seekers, Tech Giants Japan: Trans-Pacific Trade Pact, Without US, to Be Signed in March Reports: Macron's Visit to Washington Could Be State Visit Journalists Arrested in Turkey Over Syrian Military Operation Dissent US Lawmakers Refocus on Bipartisan Immigration Deal Police Arrest Armed Man Near White House Evangelical Candidate Now Front-runner in Costa Rica Presidential Race Some Korean Foods May Taste Familiar During Olympic Games Twin Car Bombings Kill 9 in Benghazi Drug Companies Told to Do More to Tackle 'Superbug' Crisis Survey: Mayors View Climate Change as Pressing Urban Issue New Orleans Revives 1894 Tabasco Opera At least seven killed at a religious gathering in northern Ethiopia – UN rights office RSF decries Pakistan’s closure of Radio Mashaal bureau US — #WeeklyAddress: January 15 — 21:  President Trump releases his “fake news” awards UNESCO Director-General to attend first European Education Summit in Brussels Shooting at Kentucky School Kills Two, Injures Others Avalanche Prompts Italy Hotel Evacuation, Snow blankets Alps UNRWA Launches $500M Fundraising Bid After US Cuts Chilean Poet, Physicist Nicanor Parra Dies at 103 Bahamas Military Detains 70 Haitian Migrants From Sailboat Shaka: Extra Time UN: Myanmar Not Safe for Rohingya Refugees to Return UNICEF: Condition of Millions of Children in South Sudan Worsening For Songwriter Marc Cohn the Grammys Aren't in his Past With FBI Under Fire for Alleged Political Bias, Trump Expresses Confidence in Director Wray January 23, 2018 US Redeploys A-10 Aircraft in Afghanistan to Bolster Anti-Taliban Campaign CIA Chief: N. Korea's Nuclear Program Aims to Defend - and Intimidate US: Russia 'Bears Responsibility' for Syrian Regime's Chemical Attacks on Civilians Iraq Seeks Aid to Rebuild After IS, but Donors Could Be Wary Zimbabwe Leader Orders Top Officials to Declare Assets Report: US Military Continues to Pay Afghan Units Despite Human Rights Abuses Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April DR Congo: UN rights office urges probe into use of force against protestors, UN personnel Mexico: Migration authorities unlawfully turning back thousands of Central Americans to possible death Zambia: Musician Pilato flees home country amid fresh crackdown on dissent Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2018 China Sends Top Economic Adviser to Davos as Trade War Concerns Grow Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' Lands Leading 13 Oscar Nods Films From Chile, Lebanon up for Foreign-language Oscar Trump Casts Doubt on Reaching Immigration Deal by Feb. 8 Astronauts Go Spacewalking to Give New Hand to Robot Arm Poll: Deep Partisan Divide Among Americans Over Israel Pentagon Eyes Expanded Counterterror Cooperation with Indonesia Big Pay Package for Musk, With Even Bigger Goals for Tesla Egypt's Military Arrests Presidential Hopeful, Ex-general Myanmar Court to Rule Next Week on Fate of Detained Reuters Journalists Special Counsel's Office Questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions Africa 54 Americans Confirmed Killed in Kabul Hotel Attack Angola’s New ‘Terminator’ President Vows to Kill Corruption China, South Korea Protest US Tariffs on Washing Machines, Solar Panels Kenya Protesters Demand Action on Allegations of Hospital Rape Blast Near Mogadishu Kills 4, Including Child Syrian Rebels Backed by Turkey Say Kurds Now Face Payback Shooting at Kentucky School Kills at Least One, Injures Others The ICRC in the UK and Ireland: Meet the team Turkey demands “patriotic” coverage of military offensive in Syria RSF pays tribute to Guatemala correspondent Ileana Alamilla US Government Reopens After Partial Shutdown Pence Underscores US Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal Legendary South African Trumpeter Hugh Masekela Dies Mattis: Turkish Offensive ‘Distracts’ from Anti-IS Fight Spain Warns Russia's Catalonia Hacking Efforts Could Intensify Earthquakes, Volcanoes Shake Opposite Ends of Pacific Sarajevo: Seminar on the interplay between international humanitarian law and Islamic Law Nigeria: Private sector partnerships restore hope to conflict-affected communities Afghan journalists injured in two attacks, driver killed Director-General in Brussels for the first European Education Summit US, EU Appeal To Turkey to Minimize Casualties in Syria Attack New Radiation Cancer Treatment Machine for Uganda Immigration Promise Breaks Congressional Deadlock, Reopens Government Virtual Reality Tech Makes Gaming a Full Body Experience UNRWA Launches $500M Fundraising Campaign After US Funding Cuts Team USA Parade Uniforms Include Touch of American Frontier Tycoons on the Frontline of Rakhine Reconstruction Controversial Olympic Outreach Sparks Korean Unification Debate Envoys from Koreas Exchange Visits Ahead of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics US Congress Votes to Reopen the Government Russian-Linked Twitter Accounts Not Done with the US Government Shutdown Volcano Erupts Near Japanese Ski Resort Pence Announces U.S. Embassy to Move to Jerusalem in 2019 Volatile Volcano Prompts Philippines to Raise Alert Level Thailand: Forced Labor, Trafficking Persist in Fishing Fleets Burma/Bangladesh: Return Plan Endangers Refugees More Arrests in Egypt’s LGBT Crackdown, but No International Outcry Nigeria Loses a Treasured Justice Advocate Israel: Don’t Lock Up Asylum Seekers US Auto Parts Firms Urge NAFTA Compromise to Cover Engineering Work Kenyan Women Protest Failure to Implement Gender Rule Vermont Becomes 9th US State to Legalize Marijuana Heat-not-burn Cigarette Alternative Faces US Scrutiny Bill Cosby Tells Stories at Club in 1st Show Since 2015 Puerto Rico Moves to Privatize Troubled Power Company Feds Move to Replace US Border Barriers in New Mexico Cate Blanchett, Elton John, Shah Rukh Khan Receive Davos Human Rights Awards NAFTA's Fate Uncertain Ahead of Montreal Round of Talks ILO: Global Unemployment Rate Stabilizing Tokyo Digs Out From Heavy Snow, Transport Disruptions Remain EU Mulls New Link Between Budget, Civic Rights UN Blames Leadership, Inaction for Peacekeeper Killings As US Looks to Rein in Turkish Offensive, Manbij is Key WHO: Brazil's Death Toll From Yellow Fever Triples Social Media Has Mixed Effect on Democracies, Says Facebook Governor: China's Xinjiang to Build 'Great Wall' to Protect Border 'Hobbit' Director Peter Jackson Making WWI Documentary Neil Diamond Retires From Touring, Says He Has Parkinson's Disease After 90-year Wait, Minnie Mouse Gets Her Hollywood Moment China Invites Latin America to Take Part in 'One Belt, One Road' Pakistani Doctor Who Aided Hunt for bin Laden Languishes in Jail Young Rwandans Seek to Reshape Narrative About Their Country 'Put Trump in His Place': Nationalism Awakens in Mexican Presidential Race Afghanistan Searches for Answers to Deadly Hotel Attack Gambia Arrests Top Jammeh Generals After They Return from Exile US Asks Turkey to Show Restraint in Syria New Batch of US-backed Forces Finish Border Training in Northern Syria Heavy Snow Humbles Global Elite at Davos Summit Trump Slaps Stiff Taxes on Imported Solar Cells, Washing Machines Germany, France Pass Resolution for New Friendship Treaty Brazil Holds Breath for Court Ruling on Lula's Future In Gaza, UNRWA Chief Says US Aid Cut Risks More Mideast Instability Student Kills Pakistan College Principal After Accusing Him of Blasphemy Philippines’ Duterte Pursues Distraction Over Accountability Petition for release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar January 22, 2018 Ethiopia Leader Rejects Call for World Bank Arbitration in Dam Dispute South Sudan Commission Demands Parties Comply With Ceasefire Three USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results Survivors of Kabul Luxury Hotel Attack Recount Horrors New Batch of US-backed Forces Graduate Border Protection Training in Northern Syria French Customs to Hire Hundreds of Extra Staff to Cope With Brexit Sudanese Authorities Release Reuters, AFP Journalists Ecuador’s President Takes Aim at WikiLeaks' Assange Facebook Should Pay 'Trusted' News Publishers Carriage Fee: Murdoch Amazon Opens Store With No Cashiers, Lines or Registers Pope Apologizes to Sex Abuse Victims, But Defends Chilean Bishop AP Explains Turkey's 'Operation Olive Branch' in Afrin, Syria EU Rules on Asylum Splitting Europe, Says Bulgarian PM US Aid Chief Visits Raqqa Amid Stabilization Push EU Confirms New Sanctions on Seven Senior Venezuela Officials Doctor Who Aided Hunt for Bin Laden Languishes in Jail France Makes a New Push to Tempt Bankers to Paris Post-Brexit Palestine Joins Global Push to Eliminate Landmines Kabul Hotel Attack a War Crime You and your biosphere reserve can contribute to the SDGs! Schumer: Democrats Will Vote to Reopen Government White House Defends Ad Calling Democrats 'Complicit' in Killings Crows 'Hooked' on Fast Food Aid Group: 70 Million People Suffer in Silence as Emergencies Unreported Africa 54 George Weah Sworn In as Liberia's President Kid Rock Donates Merchandise Money for Voter Registration IMF: Global Economic Growth Getting Stronger, Risks Remain South Africa Ruling Party Deciding if Zuma Should Step Down US Orders Extra Air Cargo Screening for Flights from Mideast Head of Russian Outlet RT Says US Foreign Agent Order Hurts Polish Government Pressured to Act Following Report on Neo-Nazis US Senate Paves Way to End Partial Government Shutdown Civilian Casualties Reported as Turkey Intensifies Operation Against Syrian Kurds US Special Envoy for Ukraine Confirms Russia Talks WHO Chief Calls for Universal Health Care Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen Among Nominees for Book Critics Awards Germany Sends Positive Signal On Defending Rights in Europe Activist Detained in Turkey for Tweets DRC: Brutal crackdown on anti-government protests must be investigated The importance of teaching and learning about the Holocaust UNESCO and CNRS launch InsSciDE project for EuropeanScience Diplomacy Ground Source Heat Exchangers innovative solution for sustainable energy soon to be applied in Croatia Schumer's Moment: Shutdown Puts Spotlight on Dem Leader Maldives Ex-Leader: Chinese Projects Akin to Land Grab Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘Worth’ Pence: US Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem in 2019 With a Lighter Touch, SAG Awards Follows a Familiar Script Solar Industry on Edge as Trump Weighs Tariffs on Panels Korea DMZ Sends Olympic Peace Messages 'Executed' North Korean Pop Diva Takes Olympic Spotlight Korea DMZ Sends Olympic Peace Messages Defense Cuts Leave Britain Vulnerable to Russia, Army Chief Says Star Trek Tricorder Moves Closer to Reality US Senate Votes on Funding Bill Young Rwandans Seek to Reshape Narrative About Their Country US Government Partially Shut for Third Day Girls Can Code: UNESCO’s Information for All Programme launches a new project in Ghana Germany’s CDU and SPD to Start Formal Coalition Talks Turkey Steps Up Offensive Against Syrian Kurdish Militia Madrid Requests Reactivation of Arrest Warrant for Former Catalan Leader Tourism Booming in Cuba Despite Tougher New Trump Policy US Tests Nuclear Power System to Sustain Astronauts on Mars Dismissive Words on Abuse Scandal Cast Pall Over Pope's Trip Trump to Face Mixed Welcome at Elite Davos Gathering Mattis in Southeast Asia, Amid Fresh US Focus on China UK's Princess Eugenie Engaged Invitation to Let China Explore at Sea Risks Political Backlash in Philippines Young Rwandese Seek to Reshape Narrative About Their Country Malawi Farmers Turn to Traditional Methods Against Fall Armyworm Traditional Billboards Make Way for 3-D Holographic Ads Women's Marches Grow Into Social Movement US Government Shutdown Enters Day Three Philippines Raises Volcano Threat Level Move Over Traditional Billboards. Make Way for 3D Holographic Ads Start of Rohingya Repatriation to Myanmar Delayed The ICRC at Davos: Tech partnerships, augmented reality and the cruelty of war US Jerusalem Decision in Focus as Pence Visits Israel Hong Kong Democracy Battle Now Waged in Courts Tokyo Holds Evacuation Drill, Simulates N. Korea Missile Attack Algeria: New Trials Shake Ahmadi Minority Patriots, Eagles Advance to Super Bowl US Senate to Vote Noon Monday on Ending Government Shutdown Republican Moderates Hint Government Shutdown May be Short-Lived Key California Highway Reopens After Deadly Mudslide Tunisian Forces Kill Senior al-Qaida Member Tens of Thousands of Greeks March to Demand Sole Right to the Name of Macedonia Turkey Steps Up Offensive Against Syrian Kurdish Militia Amid Growing Diplomatic Pressure Senate Leaders Trade Barbs on Second Day of US Government Shutdown Mattis: Turkey Alerted US Before Striking Kurds in Syria Women's Marches Continue in Las Vegas, European Cities Spain to Seek Catalan Politician's Arrest on Denmark Visit Pence Visits Jordan on Mideast Peace Mission Turkish Forces Enter Syria's Afrin 5 Dead, Dozens Injured as Congo Police Disperse Protests Former South Dakota Gold Mine Now an Underground Research Lab January 21, 2018 Pope Wraps Latin America Trip Haunted by Chile Abuse Scandal What’s Wrong With UNRWA and Why it Must be Reformed France, Germany Pledge Closer Ties With New Bilateral Treaty Prospect of More Denaturalizations Worries Immigrant Advocates Congo Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Demonstrators UN Calls on All Parties in Honduras to Refrain from Violence Australia, Canada Trade Blows over Wine WFP Warns Food Shortages in Myanmar's Rakhine State Partial US Government Shutdown Continues for Second Day Afghan Forces End Deadly Kabul Hotel Siege Saudis Urge Oil Production Cooperation Beyond 2018 State Media: Turkish Forces Enter Syria’s Afrin Iran May Try to Loosen Revolutionary Guard's Grip on Economy Mudslides Take Heavy Toll on Immigrants in California Town FACT CHECK: Trump Disdained Jobless Rate, Now Loves It Marches Draw Hundreds of Thousands Across the US Olympic-Medal Contending Snowboarder Destined to Compete by Twist of Fate British Group Works to Preserve Afghanistan’s Arts & Crafts Heritage Nigeria Women Bobsledding Team to Make History as First Africa Team at Winter Olympics Stem Cells Used to Repair Worn Out Cartilage Technology Helps Save Endangered Species in Africa Afghan Forces Secure Kabul Hotel Pence Meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Awards Turkey: Border Town Hit by Rockets From Syria For ‘Khmerican’ Adoptees and Their Families, Camp Reunion to Keep Bonds Strong Indonesia: Rights Agenda for New Jakarta Governor Myanmar: Drop Case Against Kachin Religious Leaders Vietnam: Release All Political Prisoners Mauritania: Quash Blogger Mkhaitir’s Death Sentence Indonesia Ruling Lifts Blasphemy Prosecution Threat to Religious Minorities Crimea: Persecution of Crimean Tatars Intensifies Vietnam: EU Should Press for Release of Political Prisoners Vietnam: Drop Charges Against ‘Mother Mushroom’ Libya: New Wave of Attacks Against Sufi Sites China: Minority Region Collects DNA from Millions Why India Needs a Victim and Witness Protection Law “Soon There Won’t Be Much to Hide” #MeToo in Afghanistan: Is Anyone Listening? A Chinese #MeToo Movement? Not Yet Chance for Kenya to Make Amends for Post-Election Sexual Violence Indonesia Begins to Roll Back Degrading Virginity Tests Liesl Gerntholtz “Our Rights are Fundamental to Peace” North Carolina Citizens’ Commission Examines US Torture Human Rights Watch's Testimony for North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture Venezuela: Systematic Abuse of Opponents Iraq: Flawed Prosecution of ISIS Suspects Burma: Journalists Feared ‘Disappeared’ Egypt: Journalist Marks a Year in Detention China: France’s Macron Should Spotlight Rights Philippine Government Targets ‘Rappler’ for Closure ISIS Is on the Ropes in Iraq. Now the UK Needs To Push For Justice UN Rights Body Send Strong Message to Burma Yemen: Coalition Blockade Imperils Civilians North Korea’s Brutality Laid Bare UN Security Council Meeting a Chance to Act on Myanmar Rwanda Needs to Take Torture Seriously HRW Letter to President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov Burma Bars UN Rights Expert Trump Blackmail at UN Won’t Work if Others Step Up Peggy Hicks France: Calais Migrants at Risk as Cold Arrives A Refugee Family in Greece Loses Everything as a Camp Burns Again Bill Frelick Britain Has Opportunity to Help Children in Calais Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands VIDEO: Aquarius, A Rescue Ship in the Mediterranean Saving Lives Asylum Seekers’ Hell in a Greek ‘Hotspot’ Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits Aid Workers Under Pressure in Calais EU Making Aid Efforts More Inclusive Dispatches: What Bulgaria’s “Respect” for Refugees Really Looks Like Witness: For Ghana’s Lesbians, Lives of Rejection and Fear Indonesia Dodges a Bullet, but Moral Panic About Sexuality Persists The Time Has Come for India to Stop Making Criminals of People Who Love Each Other Freedom of Expression Under Threat Can an EU Country Forbid You from Being with Your Spouse? Bangladesh: Transgender Men Fear for Their Safety Dispatches: Transforming Transgender Rights in Poland Smokescreen Justice for ‘Drug War’ Deaths in the Philippines Human Rights Watch Statement for the General Debate of the International Criminal Court’s Sixteenth Assembly of States Parties Gambia: Truth Commission to Uncover Jammeh Abuses South Sudan: Stop Delays on Hybrid Court Massacre by the River A Rare Victory for Ethiopia’s Victims Central Provinces of Mozambique “The Next One to Die” Richard Dicker Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes The Opioid Commission Almost Got Something Right with Their Naloxone Recommendation How the Justice Department Can Help Solve the Opioid Crisis Lebanon: Open Burning of Dumps Putting Health at Risk Expanding Understanding of Human Rights in Lebanon Philippines: Duterte’s ‘Drug War’ Claims 12,000+ Lives North Korea: Bring Justice for Rights Crimes Singapore: New Restrictions Limit Critical Voices Malaysia: Rising Intolerance Threatens Rights Thailand: Unending Rights Crisis Indonesia: Failure to Confront Intolerance How US Intelligence Surveillance May Affect Immigrants Piquiá de Baixo Relocation is Long Overdue Lebanon Needs a Long-Term Waste-Management Strategy Russia: ‘Year of Ecology’ a Sham Lives At Risk: Open Burning of Waste in Lebanon Lebanon: Waste Crisis Posing Health Risks “As If You’re Inhaling Your Death” Too Many Children Still Die from Pollution Drones in the Service of Human Rights Earth Matters Stop Burning Waste in Lebanon Indonesia’s ‘Anti-Communism’ Law Used Against Environmental Activist Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Nguyen Van Oai Support for Rights Grows at Bonn Climate Talks Why Iraq Should Limit Islamic State Trials Flawed Justice Iraq: Why ISIS Trials are Robbing Victims of Their Rights KRG: Why ISIS Trials are Robbing Victims of Their Rights Russia: Threats, Alleged Torture in Bombing Case West Africa: G5 Sahel Force Should Prioritize Rights Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 350 Prisoners ‘Disappeared’ After 16 Years, End Injustice at Guantanamo To US VP Pence: Defend the Rights of Christians and all Egyptians #MeToo is Important, But the War on Women is a Far, Far Bigger Deal Syria: Children Under Attack in Damascus Enclave Ending the Intersex Exception Armenia: Little Protection, Aid for Domestic Violence Survivors Pakistan Needs to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse Israeli Prosecutors Throw Book at Palestinian Child Protestor Somalia: Al-Shabab Demanding Children Macron’s Calais Visit Should Lead to Change for Migrants Updated submission to the Universal Periodic Review: France Azerbaijan Gets US$500 Million Loan for Gas Transportation Equatorial Guinea: President’s Son Convicted of Laundering Millions KiK Fails to Turn a New Page on Ethical Business World Bank: Few Improvements on India’s Tea Plantations The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Unlovely Back Story Corporate Self-Regulation Is a Global Crisis World Bank Guidance Leaves Rights Loopholes Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé World Bank: Missed Opportunity to Protect Communities Letter to the World Bank on the Environmental and Social Standards Guidance Notes Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance Letter to Cyberbit Solutions re Sale and Use of Cyberbit Systems in Ethiopia Human Rights Watch Submission to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on Child Labor and Modern Slavery Syria: In Talks, Focus on Protecting Civilians Human Rights Watch Statement to the CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties in Geneva, regarding Protocol III and Incendiary Weapons Why No Sense of Urgency on ‘Killer Robots?’ UN: ‘Killer Robots’ Talks Fall Short Crackdown on Dissent US Embraces Cluster Munitions “Special Mission” Yemen: Ali Abdullah Saleh Leaves Behind Grim Legacy Sri Lanka Joins Global Landmine Ban ICBL Statement on Compliance to the Sixteenth Meeting of States Parties of the Mine Ban Treaty in Vienna, Austria Syria/Russia: Airstrikes, Siege Killing Civilians Syria/Russia: Airstrikes, Siege Killing Civilians UN Security Council Action Over Syria Chemical Attacks Overdue Stephen Goose Secret Evidence and the Threat of More Warrantless Surveillance US May Ax Regulations and Allow Kids to Work with Pesticides Florida Should Expand Syringe Exchange Statewide Video: Florida Needs Syringe Exchange Prominent US Activist Joins Human Rights Watch With Kazakhstan, US ignores rights at its peril Alison Leal Parker Respect the Rights of Domestic Workers that Oman Depends On Sarah Leah Whitson We Need an Immediate Suspension of British Military Sales to Saudi Arabia After Thousands Dead, UK Foreign Office Steps Back from its Denial of Yemen War Crimes Theresa May Should Come Clean on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families” Israel: Human Rights Watch Granted Work Permit Lebanon: Deaths, Alleged Torture of Syrians in Army Custody Saudi Arabia: Official Hate Speech Targets Minorities Urgent Action Needed on Ethnic Profiling in Police Checks in France Breaking France’s Addiction to its State of Emergency France Should Face up to Azerbaijan’s Rights Record France: Put Rights at Heart of Presidential Campaign France: the Human Rights Implications of the Presidential Campaign Let's Rise Up For Our Rights! The Struggle for LGBT Rights in France What Do the UK Party Manifestos Say About Human Rights? France is addicted to the state of emergency. Put an end to it, Mr. President Whose Bastille Day? Turkey: Arrest of Civil Society Leader Arbitrary, Punitive Trapped: Asylum Seekers in Lesbos, Greece China: New Ban on ‘Spreading Rumors’ About Disasters US/ASEAN: Rights Should Top Sunnylands Agenda Australia Is No Longer A Human Rights Leader Australia: Turnbull Should Spotlight China’s Abuses Vietnam: Obama’s Visit Should Advance Human Rights India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals India and US should not miss this chance to set a global example Thailand: Junta Bans Referendum Monitoring North Korea's Caste System Afghanistan: Hazardous Work for Children Widespread Asia’s ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Republic? China: Secretive Detention System Mars Anti-Corruption Campaign France Should Confront China on Rights Macron Preserves China Contracts, Ignoring the Persecuted Brazil: Reject Abortion Ban Venezuela: Officials Responsible for Widespread Abuses Argentina: Far-Fetched ‘Treason’ Charges Against Ex-Officials Brazil: Investigate Killings in Rio Raid Mexico: Address Chiapas Displacement Crisis No Birthday Party for a Forgotten Child of Brazil’s Zika Epidemic Why Jonatan Diniz was Lucky World Report 2018: Fighting for Rights Succeeds Mr. Trudeau, Strong Words and Money Will Not Save the Rohingya – It’s Time for Canada to Act José Miguel Vivanco Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno What Olympic Fans Won’t See in Rio de Janeiro Mausi Segun Graeme Reid Arvind Ganesan Zama Neff Peter Bouckaert Senegal: Trial of Chad Ex-Dictator Begins Senegal: Dictator on Trial At Ex-Dictator’s Trial, Women Reveal Dark Secrets Q&A: The Case of Hissène Habré before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal