Aerial image of mosque site in China (© 2019 DigitalGlobe)

China destroys mosques and Uyghur culture

As part of their crackdown on Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, the Chinese government has destroyed or converted Muslim mosques.
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China’s woman shortage creates an international problem

China's ratio of marriage-age men to women stands at almost 3 to 1, bidding up bride prices and fueling prostitution in neighboring countries.
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U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

Why are the Crimean Tatars such a threat to the Russian authorities? Conditions worsen for the indigenous people of Crimea under Russian occupation.

Unsafe working conditions take lives, harm global economy

Safety and health at work is a basic human right; however, job-related injuries and sickness kill more than 2.3 million people annually.
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A Maryland city examines a past of racial division to move...

Victoria Jackson-Stanley, the mayor of Cambridge, Maryland, is among those marking the 1967 racial unrest in her city with an eye toward unity.
Pompeo (right) seated in a chair talking to Condoleezza Rice (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.

The right to religious freedom [video]

Religious freedom is a universal human right and a founding principle of the United States.
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Daughter of Uyghur scholar fights for his freedom

Speaking at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the daughter of a Uyghur scholar described her family's persecution by the Chinese government.
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Iran increases persecution of writers, lawyers

Writers and journalists increasingly face arbitrary arrests and long prison sentences in Iran's revolutionary courts. What is the regime afraid of?