Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Nov. 20 over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to “dehumanizing apartheid,” Amnesty International said on Nov. 21 in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home.
The Kremlin has said Syrian President Bashar Assad’s visit to Russia is to ensure that he agrees to possible peace initiatives with Russia, Iran and Turkey.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Nov. 20 that she was "very skeptical" about leading a minority government if no coalition could be formed to run Europe's biggest economy and thinks a new election would be a better solution.
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has called on the Ankara Governor’s Office to reverse a blanket ban on events organized by LGBT NGOs “immediately,” calling it a “blatant human rights violation.”
China said on Nov. 20 that Myanmar and Bangladesh have backed its plan to resolve a crisis that has caused more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Nov. 20, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to resign and bring the curtain down on nearly four decades in power.
German police sid they have arrested a man suspected of handling stolen objects from the estate of John Lennon, including diaries.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirmed a medical helicopter went down on Nov. 19 at night near the Arkansas County town of DeWitt, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock.
North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Nov. 20, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.