Ninety percent of gay men in Asia-Pacific countries are criminalized and denied access to HIV prevention and health care because of their sexuality, according to a new report.
A Turkish court this week sentenced the former editor of the only Kurdish-language daily to 166 years in prison, convicting him of spreading propaganda for the terrorist organization PKK (the Kurdistan Workers’ Party).
A new form of voter fraud was reported in the May 10 Philippine general elections: some qualified voters were paid to not vote.
In the last 10 years, 62 journalists have been killed in Mexico, making it the most dangerous country in the world for journos.
Over 82,000 automated voting machines in the Philippines have failed to recognize candidates running for elected office, just days before the May 10 elections. The voting machine failures caused more unrest and fears of fraud among the candidates and voters.
Welcome to the spectacle known as Filipino politics. According to Transparency International, an agency that surveys corruption levels in international countries, the Philippines finished 139th out of 180 countries in its 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index.
The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona, smarting from what they say was a mis-use of DNA samples taken by Arizona State University in the 1990s, have settled their dispute to the tune of $700,000.
Seething members of the Xákmok Kásek indigenous community in Paraguay asserted before an international court this month that they were slowly being squeezed out of existence.
The mayor of a Turkish resort town has been acquitted of misconduct charges in connection with his program of giving away drinking water.
Women business owners are less optimistic about the economy than their male peers, and the young entrepreneurs of Gen Y seem to be downright upbeat compared to their senior generations.