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Indonesia's President Finally Speaks Out Against Worsening Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has made his first public comments against the escalating discrimination experienced by the country’s LGBT population.

“The police must act ,” Jokowi… 281 more words

'Houthi Missiles' or Radar Glitch? What Sparked US Warship Attack on Yemen?

Last week, the Pentagon began a new military campaign in Yemen, ostensibly in retaliation for attempted attacks on the USS Mason in the Red Sea. But new reports suggest that the American naval vessel may have suffered from a radar malfunction. 398 more words

Disastrous Toll of Drug Use Criminalization | ACLU, Human Rights Watch

“While families, friends, and neighbors understandably want government to take action to prevent the potential harm caused by drug use, criminalization is not the answer”   

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Yemen conflict: Saudis blame funeral hall bombing on mistake


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Image captionAt least 140 people were killed in the bombing

Yemen conflict

  • Yemen crisis: Who is fighting whom?

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Malaysia is intensifying its crackdown, says Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released another damning report about Malaysia in which it says that the authorities’ abusive use of criminal laws to arrest, question, and prosecute people for peaceful expression and assembly has increased. 2,075 more words


Yemen: Saudi-Led Funeral Attack Apparent War Crime | Human Rights Watch

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrike on a crowded funeral ceremony in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on October 8, 2016, is an apparent war crime. The attack killed at least 100 people and wounded more than 500, including children. 41 more words