- Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest Updated: May-23-15 11:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said he is beginning a hunger strike and called for a mass anti-government protest next week in a video leaked Saturday.
- Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else Updated: May-23-15 10:17 pm
BANGKOK - Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."
- US: Myanmar legislation on birth control 'dangerous' Updated: May-19-15 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. says legislation on population control approved by Myanmar's parliament is dangerous and could undermine the democratic hopes of minority groups.
- Rights group: China police use torture despite legal reforms Updated: May-13-15 6:08 am
BEIJING - Police abuse of criminal suspects to extract confessions in China is a serious problem despite measures to reform the legal system, such as moves to exclude evidence obtained through torture, Human Rights Watch said in a report Wednesday.
- Decade after Uzbekistan massacre, justice remains elusive Updated: May-13-15 3:11 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Thousands of protesters jammed into Babur square in the city of Andijan, relishing a rare burst of defiance as one speaker after another condemned hardship under Uzbekistan's despotic government.
- Rights group: West Bank authorities silence student dissent Updated: May-07-15 3:38 pm
JERUSALEM - A leading international rights group voiced concerns Thursday that Palestinian authorities in the West Bank are increasingly clamping down on freedom of expression by arresting students for political affiliations or comments made on Facebook.