Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:19
This article covers US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent trip to El Salvador and discusses the challenges of an oversimplified approach to crime reduction and peacebuilding.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:06
Politicians often make lofty promises about reducing homicides and improving citizen security, but which Latin American and Caribbean countries actually achieved this over the past year? Find out in our annual homicide report.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:00
Residents welcome Iraqi soldiers as they liberate Mosul, but the trauma of life under the Islamic State still lingers.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:21
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:06
Gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has conspired with economic desperation to drive an unrelenting exodus of migrants seeking safety in other countries, mainly the United States. Despite American-backed efforts to tighten regional borders and address the root causes of the exodus, the migration numbers have soared in the past year.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 06:45
The U.N. adviser on genocide said Friday that South Sudan, embroiled in civil war since 2013, was at a "strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide."
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:16
Government figures indicate a significant decrease in El Salvador's homicide rate this year, but the conflict between gangs and security forces appears to be intensifying.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:05
Prison murders have surged 60 percent in parts of northern Brazil, a potential sign of the serious repercussions of a new war between the country's two most powerful gangs.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 09:22
Officials in the oil-rich Kirkuk, with its Kurdish-majority population located in territory disputed between Iraq’s central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, denied to Al-Monitor reports that some Sunni Arab internally displaced persons (IDPs) had been pushed out of the city after the Oct. 21 assault by over 100 Islamic State (IS) operatives.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:34
Pakistani police arrested dozens of people in a crackdown on more than 90 seminaries in Karachi, following a series of sectarian shootings in the country's largest city, officials said on Monday. Provincial police chief Allah Dino Khwaja told Reuters the crackdown was aimed at both Sunni and Shi'ite seminaries.