North Korea displayed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new United Nations sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a US invasion.
Hundreds of villagers of Burma's, predominantly Christian, Karen minority have been displaced and several killed in fresh fighting in the country's disputed Karen State area, a Christian rights group said Tuesday, November 4.
The United Nations envoy for Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, arrived in the country Saturday, September 29, to urge the junta to end its violent crackdown on those opposing the regime, a day after satellite images confirmed that government-backed forces massively burn villages of predominantly Christian Karens.
A major human rights watchdog accused the Vietnamese government on Friday, March 9 of "flouting" its commitments on human rights by launching "one of the worst crackdowns on peaceful dissidents," including Christians, "in 20 years."
Sudan's embattled Christian minority attended church services Sunday, January, 21, as the predominantly Muslim nation plunged further into renewed civil war, despite a peace agreement brokered by US Governor Bill Richardson and others this month.
Burmese government forces attacked villages of the Karen and Karenni people, displacing 1,200 villagers, as part of a "slow genocide" against these predominantly Christian ethnic groups, a religious rights group said late Thursday, January 5.
A major report has been published this weekend documenting for the first time the extent of the government backed torture in Burma's jails, human rights investigators said.