Trump threatens withdrawal from WTO

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization, an independent colossus that underpins trade rules.

Possible war crimes by all sides in Yemen

Investigators for the United Nations said they have identified possible war crimes carried out by all sides in Yemen.

Prosecution urged in Myanmar ‘genocide’

A panel of U.N. human rights investigators identified six Myanmar military leaders that it said should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

Counting the uncounted death toll in Syria

The brutality of Syria’s war has made it difficult to ensure accountability — a basic requirement of peace — such as keeping an accurate death toll.

Human rights applied to machine learning

International organizations want governments and tech companies to adopt a human rights declaration for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

Kofi Annan, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning, charismatic statesman who rose to become the first Black African U.N. secretary-general, has died. He was 80.

U.N. rights chief backs people not nations

The departing U.N. human rights chief warned that people’s rights must be strongly defended while populist-driven authoritarianism is on the rise.

China on defensive over Uighur detentions

China’s government rejected the concerns of U.N. experts that at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs are being detained and indoctrinated in Xinjiang Province.

Space force may flout international treaty

More than a half-century after the world agreed to keep the peace in outer space, U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans could violate international space law.

Bachelet named U.N. human rights chief

Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet was made head of the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, drawing on her past as a victim.

Iran nuclear deal widens U.S.-Europe rift

Iran’s economic opening to the West in exchange for curbs on its nuclear ambitions now depends on its European, Russian and Chinese trading partners.

Experts warn against Trump media attacks

Human rights experts condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s “strategic” attacks on American news outlets that could trigger violence against journalists.