The latest from Freedom House:

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a period of martial law in order to repel “armed aggression” and ensure national security.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Russian official Aleksandr V. Prokopchuk as president of Interpol. 

The body’s membership will now be even less democratic than the world as a whole.

Reports from the CIA indicate that the murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

Turkish authorities has taken 13 civic leaders into custody on charges of attempting to overthrow the Turkey's government using force.

The president’s moves to replace the government and dissolve Parliament have been denounced as unconstitutional.


The candidates will have to explain how they plan to tackle corruption and security threats.