As the Kony 2012 video continues to gather viewers and draw global attention to the situation of child soldiers, Ishmael Beah recalls his life as a former soldier.
Officials in China's Ministry of Health admit they harvest organs from death row inmates for the majority of transplants in the country. It is estimated that two-thirds of the country's total organ transplants come from executed prisoners.
Saving Face, which premiered on March 8, International Women’s Day, brings international attention to the disturbing phenomenon of acid throwing in Pakistan. The documentary follows three people: Zakia, a 39-year-old acid attack victim, Rukhasana, a 23-year-old woman who was attacked by her husband and his family; and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a doctor working to heal the faces of injured women.
Thousands of Hmong people in southeast Asia fought for the CIA in the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands of Hmong, including many vets, have since moved to the United States. Despite their service, though, they're not eligible for a military burial. Pending legislation in the Minnesota House asks Congress and the President to change the law to accommodate them.
Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris will stand trial this month for sharing an image of an ostensibly Muslim Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the run-up to Egyptian elections. The idea being that if Islamists won the elections, even the two cartoon icons would have to follow conservative Muslim practices. He's accused of blasphemy.
Hungary has wholly overhauled its constitution recently and passed new laws that Prime Minister Viktor Orban said will make the company operate better. Protesters say the constitution is meant to create a dictatorship and now the EU is probing the changes to see if they violate the Lisbon Treaty.
In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled a new part of U.S. foreign policy: the promotion and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.
In Mexico, 6,000 complaints have been filed against the Army for its action during the country's war on drugs. And while, the army retains support, many people are concerned about the number of Mexican who have merely gone missing — and not at the hands of the cartel.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman of Yemen are the first women to win the Nobel Peace Prize since 2004.
On Saturday, several hundred people took part in the ongoing campaign broadly known as "Occupy Wall Street," where at least 80 people were arrested.