Several activists who have been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than six months have been subjected to psychological or physical abuse while in custody, including sleep deprivation and beatings, according to four people familiar with the conditions.
Venezuela is a country in crisis. Blackouts are common, water is scarce, and public transportation has all but stopped running. President Trump is threatening to label the country a state sponsor of terrorism but that would do little to help those suffering.
Moscow has for years bankrolled an array of pro-Russian breakaway states within the former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. For the Kremlin, the goals could not be bigger — rebuilding Russia’s influence and countering the region’s drift toward the West.
The British prime minister sparked a backlash over her suggestion that E.U. workers in Britain had cut in line and don't belong. Her remarks were deemed deeply insulting, not only by the foreigners but by many Brits.
While thousands of Uighur Muslims across China’s Xinjiang region are forced into re-education camps, Beijing’s vision for ethnic unity is taking shape in a village where Han Chinese work and live alongside Uighur minorities. But cracks show.