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Senate Narrowly Backs Trump Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

Senate Narrowly Backs Trump Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

President Trump meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh last month. Opponents of an arms deal were sharply critical of Riyadh’s role in the civil war in Yemen.
Senate Narrowly Backs Trump Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

Senate Narrowly Backs Trump Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

President Trump meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh last month. Opponents of an arms deal were sharply critical of Riyadh’s role in the civil war in Yemen.
Australia to Pay $53 Million Settlement to Detainees Held Offshore

Australia to Pay $53 Million Settlement to Detainees Held Offshore

A former detention center in Papua New Guinea. Since 2012, Australia has confined thousands of asylum seekers who were intercepted at sea while trying to reach Australia in offshore detention camps.
Otto Warmbier Got an Extra Dose of Brutality From North Korea. The Mystery Is Why.

Otto Warmbier Got an Extra Dose of Brutality From North Korea. The Mystery Is Why.

A man believed to be Otto Warmbier was transferred from an airplane to an ambulance at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Russian Officials Dispute Report on Labor Abuses at 2018 World Cup Sites

Russian Officials Dispute Report on Labor Abuses at 2018 World Cup Sites

Fatma Samoura, FIFA’s general secretary, and Vitaly Mutko, chairman of the 2018 World Cup’s local organizing committee, spoke at a news conference on Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

President Enrique Peña Nieto, center, vowed last month to take concrete steps to ensure the safety of journalists in Mexico. Since 2011, the Mexican government has bought around $80 million worth of
Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

President Enrique Peña Nieto, center, vowed last month to take concrete steps to ensure the safety of journalists in Mexico. Since 2011, the Mexican government has bought around $80 million worth of
In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism

In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism

Uighurs praying at a grave in Xinjiang, a region in China’s far west. Greece blocked a European Union statement that would have condemned China’s violations of human rights, including those of Uighurs
Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules

Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules

Police officers detained Nikolai A. Alekseyev during an unauthorized protest in 2013 against Russian laws banning the promotion or display of homosexuality.

U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo

The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said even babies had been mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents.
A Cautious Supreme Court Sets a Modern Record for Consensus

A Cautious Supreme Court Sets a Modern Record for Consensus

People gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday, the last day of the court’s term.
Liu Xiaobo Embodied Hope for China’s Democracy. Now He’s Sick.

Liu Xiaobo Embodied Hope for China’s Democracy. Now He’s Sick.

Liu Xiaobo, already in prison, was unable to attend the ceremony for his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 2010. His chair was left empty.
China Won’t Let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Get Cancer Treatment Abroad

China Won’t Let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Get Cancer Treatment Abroad

Video clips showing Liu Xiaobo receiving treatment, left, and praising his care in prison. The clips’ release seemed aimed at blunting suggestions that China had allowed him to grow gravely ill.
Edward Kline, ‘Silent Partner’ in Aiding Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 85

Edward Kline, ‘Silent Partner’ in Aiding Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 85

Edward Kline, right, and Andrei D. Sakharov in the Soviet Union in the 1980s.
‘Climate of Fear’ Grips Journalists in Myanmar After Arrests

‘Climate of Fear’ Grips Journalists in Myanmar After Arrests

A demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday against the detention of journalists by the government.
Myanmar Vows to Block U.N. Investigators From Entering

Myanmar Vows to Block U.N. Investigators From Entering

Rohingya refugees at a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in February. The United Nations said in May that more than 168,000 Rohingya had fled Myanmar in the last five years because of violence and
With Social Media, Vietnam’s Dissidents Grow Bolder Despite Crackdown

With Social Media, Vietnam’s Dissidents Grow Bolder Despite Crackdown

Nguyen Anh Tuan, a human rights activist, said that when police interrogated him in 2011, he had no one to turn to. But now with supporters on Facebook, “I cannot feel lonely anymore,” he said.
Norman Dorsen, Tenacious Civil Rights Advocate, Dies at 86

Norman Dorsen, Tenacious Civil Rights Advocate, Dies at 86

President Bill Clinton presenting Norman Dorsen with the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award in 2000 in Washington.
Turkey Detains a 2nd Amnesty International Leader

Turkey Detains a 2nd Amnesty International Leader

Amnesty International activists demonstrated outside the Turkish Embassy in Berlin last month to demand the release of Taner Kilic, the chairman of the group’s Turkey chapter.
Trump Hails Poland as a Beacon of Freedom. Rights Groups Beg to Differ.

Trump Hails Poland as a Beacon of Freedom. Rights Groups Beg to Differ.

President Trump and President Andrzej Duda of Poland in Warsaw on Thursday.