The inalienable. The universal.
Israel responds to rising violence by tearing down more Palestinian homes
Rights groups say the practice is illegal and doesn't work. Even a military committee agrees it's ineffective.
The refugee girl who changed Merkel's mind: Where is she now?
Germany has opened its arms to refugees escaping violence in the Middle East, but just a few months ago things were very different.
Al Jazeera journalists are free, but Egypt’s jails still host thousands of political prisoners
The Egyptian authorities are 'effectively holding political prisoners like bargaining chips, releasing them only when politically expedient.'
Women and girls in South Sudan are being held as sex slaves in 'rape camps'
The plight of perhaps thousands of South Sudanese women and girls has remained hidden until now.
A Bahraini doctor — tortured and imprisoned for treating patients — pleads to the US for help
A letter from severely overcrowded Jaw Prison.
The Croatian government is moving refugees out of the country with startling efficiency
Croatia goes from trying to stop migrants entering its country to driving them through it. Not everyone is happy about it.
Chaos at Hungary border as police tear gas migrants
Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday at crowds of refugees and migrants desperate to cross the border from Serbia, while others carved out a new route and headed for Croatia.
How one Syrian student could start a wave of refugees to Mexico
Mexico has done surprisingly little to help Syrian refugees. That could be about to change.
Tony Abbott will let thousands more Syrian refugees into Australia — but there’s a catch
Australia's prime minister has not been known for his benevolence toward refugees.
Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary
German authorities expect up to 10,000 migrants to arrive in Munich on Saturday.
This feisty UN agency put Guatemala’s president in jail for corruption
And just four days later, millions of Guatemalans head to the polls to pick a new president.
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists
Al-Jazeera vowed Saturday to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a "deliberate attack on press freedom".
Ominous signs en route to a unique school for girls in Afghanistan
Filmmaker Beth Murphy's latest visit to the school this month was different than previous ones.
Up to 50 migrants found dead in a truck on an Austrian highway
The latest tragedy in the refugee crisis.
Indonesia still grapples with the ghosts of communism
Decades after a brutal political massacre, 'communist' remains a wounding slur.
Refugees in Germany meet some of the kindest volunteers, and angriest arsonists
Germany says this year it's receiving the largest migrant influx in the country’s postwar history. The reactions couldn't be more extreme.
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Why it’s so hard to move on from what happened at Rabaa
Fear stops many Egyptians from talking about it today. But one year ago, the pain was still very real.
There have been more transgender murders reported in 2015 than ever before
Among the milestones for transgender people this year is a sad one: At least 13 trans women have been killed in the US.
Hungary thinks this giant border fence is the answer to Europe’s refugee crisis
Donald Trump, take note.
HRW urges probe into alleged ill-treatment of Gaddafi son
An undated video reportedly shows prison guards beating Saadi Gaddafi and other inmates.
A photographer’s murder has Mexico’s journalists furious and afraid
Photographer Ruben Espinosa, activist Nadia Vera and three other women were found in a Mexico City apartment tied up, beaten and shot in the head.
Indonesian foundation defends awarding Kim Jong-Un peace prize
Foundation officials say the allegations about human rights abuses in North Korea are untrue.
Angelina Jolie, patron of Myanmar refugees, shakes hands with general who once tormented them
How times have changed.
Mexico just issued a ‘gender alert’ to stop the rampant killing of women
The United Nations has called the murders a 'pandemic.'
There's feces-covered cilantro in your guacamole because of labor abuses in Mexico
The FDA ban isn't just a contamination alert. It's a rare window into the labor that brings produce from the farm to our tables.
Kenya's anti-terror police are inflicting terror of their own
President Obama's visit spotlighted abuses against Muslims.
Brazil will use drones to fight slave labor in rural areas
The aerial inspections will start in Rio and quickly expand to other regions.
Why witches are still being beheaded in India
Thousands of women have been killed over the last decade and a half.
China just gave Ai Weiwei his passport back
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, has been banned from traveling abroad since 2011.