Amnesty International released a 66-page report on Tuesday documenting a rise in state-sanctioned executions in 2021 compared to 2020. The report found that some of the world's top executioners were in the Middle East and North Africa.
A UN rights chief is set to visit Xinjiang on Tuesday as part of a six-day tour. However, Uyghurs around the world have raised concerns that the UN's access will be restricted and its findings on human rights abuses will be obscured by China.
The British government has been accused of cutting humanitarian aid at 'the worst moment in history,' as acute hunger and poverty spiral amid the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with extreme weather events and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
With a warning to China that the United States will defend Taiwan, President Joe Biden has offered the island its loudest reassurance in decades but brought more uncertainty to a US stance designed to be ambiguous.