The civil war in Yemen, lasting more than four year, has left thousands dead in one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Ending the conflict has been slow, though both sides agreed this week to a province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida, a principal port on the Red Sea.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
Two Canadians were arrested this week in China on national security charges in response to the potential extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese tech executive, to the US for violation of sanctions and bank fraud. The move further complicates US-China trade negotiations.
A recent report by cybersecurity group Certfa identified Charming Kitten, an Iranian hacking group likely backed by the Islamic Republic, is targeting nuclear experts, US officials, and government contractors. The group uses phishing tactics to gain access to email accounts.
Prime Minister Theresa May staved off a rebellion by her fellow Torries, but emerged weaker after failing to guarantee a majority of votes in Parliament for her Brexit plan. Ms. May is heading back to Brussels for more EU negotiations, but the bloc is resisting substantial changes.
Seventy million people have been displaced by political violence, war, and persecution, emptying their savings and risking their lives to reach new lands. The Monitor told some of their stories in our series On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration, with 10 journalists covering more than a dozen countries.
Dec. 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar. Many believe the journalists were framed by the government in retaliation for reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
Disagreement over Brexit negotiations has spurred the British Parliament to a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Theresa May. Results of the vote are expected to be announced by the end of day on Wednesday, Dec. 12.