China’s Communist leader Xi Jinping, already emerging more powerful than his predecessor, has fresh impetus to tighten his hold on domestic security after an outcry over a knife attack on civilians three days ago.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and ruling party lawmakers face a series of legal cases aimed at accomplishing what months of opposition-led street protests could not: Ejecting them from office and political life.
A Ugandan tabloid newspaper published a list of dozens of people it says are gay and lesbian, the day after the country’s President Yoweri Museveni implemented a law toughening penalties for homosexual acts.
With Russia’s support clearing the way, the United Nations Security Council adopted the first legally binding resolution calling for increased access for humanitarian aid in Syria and threatening unspecified punitive action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
When Ayo answered a knock at his door one evening last month, four Nigerian secret service officers barged in and found gay pornography on one of the phones and laptops he and six friends had in the apartment.