human rights

Hundreds Rally in Canada to Protest India’s Sikh Crackdown

A growing conflict between India’s Hindu-majority government and Sikh separatists spilled over into Canada on Saturday, as hundreds of Canadian citizens with family ties to India’s Punjab gathered in Vancouver to protest reported human rights violations by Indian security forces.

Supporters of Waris Punjab De shout slogans favouring their chief and separatist leader Amritpal Singh and other arrested activists during a meeting at the Akal Takht Secretariat inside Golden Temple complex, in Amritsar, India, Monday, March 27, 2023. Indian police are searching for the separatist leader who has revived calls …

State Department: China’s Uyghur Genocide Continued Throughout 2022

The U.S. State Department released its 2022 human rights report for China on Monday, enraging the Chinese Communist government by finding that “genocide and crimes against humanity occurred during the year against predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.”

Demonstrators with chains on their hands and feet hold a protest as part of the worldwide "Stop Genocide Now" campaign to draw attention to China's policies towards the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in Fatih, Istanbul, Turkiye on July 31, 2022. East Turkestan New Generation Movement and International Union of East …

Taliban Pledges $165,000 to Aid Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria

The Taliban’s Ministry of Foreign affairs announced on Wednesday that the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” will send 10 million Afghanis in aid (about $111,000) to Turkey, and half that amount to Syria, “on the basis of shared humanity and Islamic brotherhood” after Monday’s extremely destructive earthquakes.

HATAY, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 07: Smoke billows from the Iskenderun Port as rescue workers work at the scene of a collapsed building on February 07, 2023 in Iskenderun, Turkey. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Gaziantep, Turkey, in the early hours of Monday, followed by another 7.5-magnitude tremor just after midday. …

Russia’s Top Diplomat Visits Mali as Africa Becomes Capital of Global Jihad

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) reported this week that sub-Saharan Africa has become “the new global epicenter of violent extremism,” accounting for half of the world’s terrorism-related deaths last year. On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Mali, one of the four African nations with the highest number of terrorism deaths, in a bid to extend Moscow’s influence over Africa by helping the ruling junta fight jihadi rebels.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (right) and his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop met in Moscow on May 20, 2022

Biden Administration Announces $55 Billion Gift for Africa

The White House on Monday announced $55 billion in economic aid, health care, and security support for Africa. President Joe Biden hosted a meeting for African leaders that began on Tuesday, during which the White House promised more details of the massive benefits package would be divulged.

CARBIS BAY, CORNWALL - JUNE 12: US President Joe Biden talks with South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay on June 12, 2021 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hosts leaders from the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Canada at the …

Marsha Blackburn: We Should ‘Commend’ Protesters in China

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Wednesday commended the protesters in China fighting back against the totalitarian state’s “zero COVID” policy, noting that the people are speaking up in face of the Chinese Communist Party’s “consistent violation of human rights.”