Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen weaves a traditional cotton scarf In Phnom Penh in June. He won the recent Cambodia election in a landslide after literally rigging the vote by banning the main opposition party, among other tricks.
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The re-election of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen contributes to the growing global democratic crisis. Here's why.
Anti-Joseph Kabila protesters left five people dead and scores injured in Kinshasa.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.
Eritrean refugees in Israel.
All Eritrean men between the ages of 18 – 50 have to serve in the army for more than 20 years, forcing thousands to flee. But things look set to change.
Ensaf Haidar stands next to a poster of her husband, jailed blogger Raif Badawi, in Montreal in June 2015. The arrest of Badawi’s sister, Samar, is at the centre of a bitter spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
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The ongoing diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia will hurt Canada if the kingdom intensifies its aggressive retaliation measures.
Chased from mining sites, rebels simply try to control roads in the DRC.
The DRC's roads are a crucial space where conflict, illegal taxation, and conflict financing entangle.
Congolese women march to government offices in the Bunia, Eastern DRC to mark International Women’s Day.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (centre left) shakes hands with his vice-presidential running mate, Ma'ruf Amin (centre right), during a meeting with supporters before registering their bid for the 2019 election in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ma’ruf Amin's selection as Joko Widodo's running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.
Burqas and niqabs (pictured here) are often thought of as one type of dress in the UK.
Muslim women and men are choosing to wear Islamic clothing in the face of rising religious hatred.
An abortion rights advocate after Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion, 38-31.
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Argentina's Senate voted down an abortion bill 38-31 after a 16-hour debate. The Catholic Church thanked senators for defending 'life,' but ever more Catholics here insist on women's right to choose.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez
American Sikhs have been the target of many racist attacks. An expert explains the Sikh faith and its history in the United States.
Simon Kingori, a survivor of the 1998 bomb blast at the US embassy in Nairobi prays at the memorial park in the city.
Two decades after terrorists bombed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenya has implemented a slew of measures to counter terrorism.
Historically, many American universities helped lay the foundation for eugenics, a pseudoscience used to justify racism.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
Defiant: a demonstrator joins an anti-racism protest in São Paulo.
EPA/Fernando Bizerra Jr.
As Brazil's black women become more conspicuous and powerful, they are bullied and threatened in social media's modern-day pillory.
Michelle Duster holding a portrait of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells.
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
My great-grandmother, an early civil rights champion, path-breaking journalist and suffrage leader, was among the most influential women of her time.
The acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba on war crimes charges puts the ICC in even deeper crisis.
An African court with international criminal jurisdiction which has been debated but never been put into operation could be an option if Africa withdraws from the ICC.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
Ivan Duque, a peace process sceptic.
EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
Post-conflict processes are often slowed down or even halted by fear. Can Colombia buck the trend?
More Australian families are raising children in high-rise apartments.
The number of families living in high-rise, inner-city apartments is growing. Yet our research shows many parents find it challenging to raise children in such housing.
If Imran Khan fails to deliver on his promise of a “new Pakistan”, militant parties could entice more young people to join their cause.
Forced to form a coalition to win power, Pakistan's PM-in-waiting Imran Khan will have to compromise if he's to tackle key economic, environmental, foreign policy and social challenges.
Ephraim Escudero’s child holds a photo near by his memorial. The father of two was murdered in the brutal drug war of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
From the war on drugs to a crackdown on human rights and environmental activists, life for Filipinos is increasingly nightmarish.