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U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies to punish Beijing’s detention of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former American officials. Read more…


Egypt Court Sentences 75 to Death Over Deadly 2013 Protests

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in Cairo that spiraled into violence and resulted in the death of hundreds Read more…


An Old Sore for Mexico’s Next President: The 43 Missing Students

AYOTZINAPA, Mexico — Four years after the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico, the case remains unsolved, international human rights groups said Monday, as they called on the next president to conduct a proper investigation. The case of the Read more…


Muslim Court Canes Malaysian Women for Same-Sex Relationship

HONG KONG — Two Malaysian women accused of pursuing a sexual relationship were caned in an Islamic court on Monday, setting off an outcry from rights groups who said the country’s political transformation this year had done little to ensure Read more…


War Crimes Report Accuses Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. in Yemen

GENEVA — The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians in airstrikes, tortured detainees, raped civilians and used child soldiers as young as 8 — actions that may amount Read more…


For Rohingya, Years of Torture at the Hands of a Neighbor

Dozens of Muslim refugees accuse a Buddhist administrator in Myanmar of long-term abuse and leading ethnic-cleansing attacks last year. He remains in office. Source Link


China Forces Out Buzzfeed Journalist

This was the same system China set up several years ago for The Huffington Post, which, in coordination with WorldPost, wanted to station an American reporter, Matt Sheehan, to Beijing. Chinese officials granted Mr. Sheehan a renewable six-month visa, and Read more…


Saudi Arabia Seeks the Death Penalty for Female Activist

Saudi Arabia, which has one of the highest execution rates in the world, is taking the rare step of seeking the death penalty for a 29-year-old female activist accused of encouraging demonstrations for greater rights for the Shiite Muslim minority, Read more…


Hungary’s Leader Was Shunned by Obama, but Has a Friend in Trump

BUDAPEST — Across rural Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban dominates the media landscape. His allies control the major regional newspapers, which provide supportive coverage of Mr. Orban’s anti-immigrant agenda and his methodical erosion of the country’s democratic checks and balances. Read more…


Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar

“He asked how I had become involved in the protest and I mentioned the Center for Jewish Nonviolence,” Mr. Beinart wrote in a column published in The Forward on Monday. “He asked if the center had incited violence, and I Read more…