- Hungary extends govt powers in case of terror acts, threats Updated: Jun-07-16 1:17 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday granting the government extended powers, including the possibility of deploying the armed forces in case of terror acts or threats.
- Rights group says excessive force before Brazil Olympics Updated: Jun-02-16 3:25 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - A human rights group on Thursday urged Rio de Janeiro's state government to take urgent measures to end what it calls a systematic use of excessive force in slums and outlying areas ahead of the Olympic Games.
- Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war Updated: May-31-16 1:34 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.
- Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison Updated: May-30-16 3:53 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said.