Human Rights

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Thousands of Palestinian refugees pack the destroyed thoroughfare to meet the United Nations humanitarian distribution at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. (Photo: UNRWA)
The legacy of 2014 will likely be that the world suffered a "historic failure" in human rights, according to Amnesty International's annual assessment. Released Wednesday, the human rights report says that the year had been "devastating" for civilians caught in the cross-hairs of war and that governments "failed miserably" to protect those most in...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A federal prison in Texas will transfer up to 2,800 inmates to other...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
At a Kabul press conference on 18 February, senior United Nations officials discussed the latest UN report on conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries. (Photo:  Fardin Waezi/UNAMA)
More than 13 years since the U.S.-led invasion, the war in Afghanistan...