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Yemen’s civil war, which is partly a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, has claimed more than 10,000 lives and caused a humanitarian crisis. Ending the fighting must be a priority for the United States and the international community in 2017.

Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Rex Tillerson, whom President-elect Donald Trump has nominated to serve as secretary of state. Tillerson’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11.

The Correa administration’s attack against Acción Ecológica is part of a systematic effort to silence civil society organizations supporting the rights of marginalized groups. 

Well-designed political institutions are essential for preserving democracy, but something more is needed to keep those institutions alive and well.

Eight prominent political prisoners are risking their lives with hunger strikes to protest inhumane conditions and Rouhani's inaction on human rights. 

In response to the Bahrain government’s decision to restore the authority of the domestic intelligence service – the National Security Agency -- to make arrests, Freedom House issued a statement.

2016 has been a particularly bad year for non-state controlled media outlets in China.