Without a legal document to "prove" their relationship, this LGBTQ couple from Honduras were separated when they applied for asylum in the US. But gay marriage is illegal in Honduras — and they were fleeing persecution on the basis of sexual orientation.
Algeria hosted an election Dec. 12, but many were in opposition to the vote. That's because protesters see the election as a civilian facade for a military junta, says Zine Labidine Ghebouli, a scholar at the American University of Beirut.
The small West African country has its own long history of human rights abuses. The Gambia's Justice Minister says those experiences — along with memories of the world's silence on the Rwandan genocide — inspired The Gambia to bring a case against Myanmar to the International Court of Justice.
Corruption played a toxic and central role in hampering the United States' efforts in Afghanistan from day one. Sarah Peck, a lawyer and former diplomat who served as the anti-corruption officer at the US embassy in Kabul from 2009 to 2010, tells The World's Marco Werman what she observed.
Nataly Alcantara awoke to two shadows standing in her bedroom. Her husband and their toddler son lay next to her, with their 3-month-old daughter nestled in a crib beside the bed. One of the shadows, Alcantara realized, held a knife.
The House Judiciary Committee is formally hearing evidence of alleged wrongdoing against President Donald Trump Monday, as it moves toward a likely vote on whether to approve formal impeachment charges.