Beijing vows to end corruption – but on its own terms.
The NSA's surveillance and a government culture of secrecy are impairing the work of journalists and lawyers, two pillars of democracy, says a joint report by the ACLU and Human Rights Watch.
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is also a chance to note how often peaceful protests for basic freedoms still find traction in many places in the world.
When Colombia entered a free-trade agreement with the US in 2012, it expected the port of Buenaventura to become a hub for international trade. Instead, its become a criminal battleground.
From Bashir's Sudan to the civil strife in South Sudan to the streets of Congo: A few choice bits of recent news that fell under the radar.
As in Ukraine, Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro is losing the moral high ground as his forces shoot innocent protesters. He must adopt the nonviolent tactics of his political opponents.
Photos that purportedly show the torture and killing of detained opponents of Syria's regime are released on the eve of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.