The World Wildlife Foundation is facing a human rights investigation after reports that the anti-poaching guards the organization partially funds and supports destroyed property and made physical threats against the Baka tribe in Cameroon’s rainforests.
In Gambia, President Jammeh continues to refuse delivery on his election loss and is hiring mercenaries.
An Israeli soldier, Sgt. Elor Azaria, was convicted of manslaughter for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker in the West Bank in March. The trial centered on a video of the killing taken by the Abu-Shamsiya family, who have decided to document nearby violence as a means of resistance.
Twice this week, investigators questioned Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over possible corruption.
Even since the ceasefire, bombs have rained down on the Wadi Barada valley.
According to Iraq’s joint operations commander, 70 percent of Mosul has been retaken from the Islamic State.
Russia’s plans for Afghanistan in the coming year may include a growing relationship with and support for the Taliban in service of battling the Islamic State.
The wife of Paul Overby, a Massachusetts man missing in Afghanistan for two years, revealed in a statement that he was kidnapped by the Haqqani network.
In a gunfight in Dhaka, Bangladesh police killed the prime suspect in the July café attack that left 20 hostages dead.
A photo of a dead Rohingya toddler named Mohammed Shohayet, who drowned last month trying to escape persecution by government forces in Myanmar, evokes the image of Aylan Kurdi.
A policeman’s video footage of officers abusing Rohingya villagers has also garnered a lot of attention.
A commission set up by Myanmar’s government says there is no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya, but the report’s conclusions and methodology were strongly condemned by Human Rights Watch.
Experts say that North Korea has the capacity to make good on its promise to test an ICBM this year.
In court, a French olive farmer defended helping dozens of refugees crossing illegally from Italy.
Greek anarchist leader Panagiota Roupa, called the country’s most-wanted terrorist, was arrested in Athens.
In 2016, he United States dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries (this is probably not the full number).
Outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper defended the intelligence community’s assessments of Russian hacking at a Senate Armed Services hearing. This came after Trump continued to question the conclusions of multiple agencies and tweeting approvingly of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
A new intelligence report presented to President Obama on Thursday identified the go-betweens Russians used to provide WikiLeaks with the stolen emails. Intercepted messages also showed Russian officials celebrating Trump’s victory.