Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an oral report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the global institution weighs whether to extend the deadline for addressing crimes committed during the civil war.
A deadly bombing in Pakistan underscores the terror group's hostility towards Muslims who don't share its worldview.
A Pakistani judge has ruled Valentine's Day inconsistent with Islamic teachings. But the holiday has critics all around the world who oppose it as a commercialized, Western import.
The Rohingya are a Muslim minority in the primarily-Buddhist country, and have faced discrimination for years. But since October, a counterinsurgency crackdown has likely resulted in mass killings, according to a new UN report.
Hours-long daily blackouts ended suddenly last October after an engineer approached the problem differently – and got the government's backing to solve it.
In China and Vietnam, where smoking rates are among the highest in the world, state control of the tobacco industry has frustrated public health campaigns.
Taliban fighters launched a coordinated assault on Kunduz overnight, approaching the city from four sides and entering the city.
In remarks on Friday, President Duterte likened his war on drugs to Hitler’s crimes against Jews, drawing strong criticism abroad. At home, however, many Filipinos support his harsh tactics.