Ukrainian police began arresting those it claims organized disturbances as anti-government protesters held out in freezing weather for a 15th day. The opposition was accused of obstructing talks to end the impasse.
Diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange fields will be sold in Antwerp after the European Union lifted sanctions even as rights groups allege abuses at the mines and say revenue has financed President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party.
Syrians in besieged communities are being denied food by both government forces and some opposition groups, leaving poorly nourished civilians to scavenge to stay alive, according to Human Rights Watch.
Gay rights activists plan to defy Russian President Vladimir Putin and pressure Olympic sponsors including Coca-Cola Co. during the Sochi Games by encouraging athletes to protest a national ban on homosexual “propaganda.”
The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has used children as young as 12 as fighters and abducted and raped women, while the government has failed to account for hundreds of detained men and boys, Human Rights Watch said.
A human rights group has filmed a documentary on the trial of 94 Islamists accused of conspiring to destabilize the United Arab Emirates, presenting testimony that challenges claims the proceedings were unfair.
Gleaming Deere & Co. tractors and harvesters are sitting idle five years after Karuturi Global Ltd. opened a farm in Ethiopia that was hailed as the poster child of the country’s plan to triple food exports by 2015.