Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority are trying to find their footing. Despite democratization in Myanmar, there remains violence in their homelands. Many have settled in the United States, where they're able to rebuild and improve their lives.
A Chinese company is moving to begin a large copper mining project in rural Myanmar, but its running into stiff resistance from monks and local farmers who say they're being taken advantage of. Police moved in with water cannons and fire bombs -- but the national government says that won't happen again.
Sri Lanka has captured attention recently for a deteriorating situation around human rights. International Crisis Group researcher Alan Keenan explains why the Human Rights Council review is so important, and why the world should care.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Jamaica faces many challenges. They're discriminated against, outlawed and even attacked and sometimes killed. But a national political leader has finally made a comment that seeks to draw a line on the discrimination.
With more than 2.4 million tickets sold, the London Paralympics are likely to be the biggest games since Great Britain hosted the first ones 64 years ago. Fifteen nations are making their debut this year, including an unlikely appearance from North Korea.
Northern Mali was taken over by militants and Islamic extremists and now they're in the process of implementing a system of Sharia law in that part of the country. That's meant an end to musical performances across the part of the country controlled by the extremists.
Earlier this year, Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest in China and eventually made it to the United States. In his first national broadcast interview since arriving in New York City, Chen talks with The Takeaway about his campaign to improve disability rights in China.
The violence in Syria has destroyed thousands of lives since it began more than a year ago. As the international community struggles to find a solution for the ongoing conflict, the situation on the ground deteriorates.
Artist and nanny Ramiro Gomez paints life size cardboard cut-outs of housekeepers, landscapers and gardeners to pay homage to the hidden workers behind LA’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
Human-rights activists are challenging Saudi Arabia's commitment to allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics after the country's only female candidate was disqualified. Saudi Arabia has never sent women to compete and as a policy, bans women from playing sports.