Civil Society

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:58
One of Brazil's top security officials says the political turmoil that has brought repeated changes to key government positions will not affect security at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:34
At least 27 Afghan police cadets were killed in twin suicide bombings on a convoy of buses outside the capital, Kabul, on Thursday, officials said. Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the police trainees were traveling on the outskirts of Kabul when a suicide bomber rammed the buses with his car. A second bomber exploded after police and local residents rushed to the scene.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:46
Pakistan's Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether secret military tribunals set up in early 2015 to try civilians accused of terrorism have violated the constitutional rights of 12 people convicted by these courts.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 06:37
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are at record highs, according to a Pentagon report released Friday that paints a bleak picture of a country where the Taliban continues its resurgence and the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) continues to be uneven.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:31
With the 2016 Olympic games now less than two months away, rising crime and instability are raising doubts among officials and residents in Rio de Janeiro.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:38
The Kenyan government has ordered the world's largest refugee complex closed by November. The UN refugee agency has called for more time to avert "transferring the problem" to war-torn Somalia.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 07:01
Authorities insist that the Olympic Games will be safe for visitors, with 85,000 armed troops and police guarding Rio’s streets.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:40
A bloodstained weekend marked the latest chapter in a year of increased violence against Venezuela's security forces, a trend that is expected to continue as the country's political and economic crisis deepens.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:12
The East African Standby Force (EASF) has begun recruiting civilians who will be trained, growing its numbers even before the force is deployed in the region.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 06:49
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has warned that it is in the middle of a "severe financial crisis" that will require drastic cuts, which will heavily impact its ability to attend to victims across the continent.