Russian Opposition Activist Reportedly Detained for Questioning
Lawyer Lyubov Sobol has announced she will run in parliamentary elections next year
UN Rights Office Alarmed at Uptick in Violence Ahead of Central African Republic Elections
UN human rights office is appealing to neighboring countries to use their influence to ensure a peaceful resolution of this crisis
Cameroon Muslims Join Christians in Christmas Prayer for Peace
For annual tradition this year, Inter-Denominational Prayer for Peace group focused on troubled western regions and COVID-19
South Korea, Japan, Indonesia Record Highest Daily Increases in COVID Cases
Mexico first Latin American country with vaccination program; immunization campaigns starting in Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina
Cards From Across Iraq Bring Christmas Cheer to Christians
Christians are a tiny minority in Iraq
US Designation of Vietnam as Currency Manipulator Could Spur Talks, Changes, Analysts Say
Vietnamese officials might agree to buy more US imports to close trade imbalance or sign agreement that covers some of Washington’s complaints
Malawi Musicians Obtain Injunction Against COVID-19 Ban
Government reintroduced restrictions on mass gatherings this week, after a jump in confirmed cases of the virus
Judge Delays Execution of Only Woman on US Death Row
District Court Judge Randolph Moss also vacated an order from director of the Bureau of Prisons that had set Lisa Montgomery's execution date for January 12
Pope Francis Calls on World to Share Vaccines in Face of Pandemic
Francis delivers Christmas message from indoors in break with tradition
In Outreach to Protesting Farmers, Modi Defends Controversial Farm Laws
Prime minister says farmers should return to negotiating table