International law

Asylum-Seekers Seeking To Reach Australia Drown Off Coast Of Indonesia

On Wednesday, another unseaworthy boat with more than 150 asylum-seekers sunk to the bottom of the sea off Indonesia while seeking asylum in Australia. A continuing massive search and rescue operation has plucked 55 survivors out of the sea, but more are still missing as critical hours just ended.

Britain And Ecuador Back Off From Assange Confrontation

Britain said Sunday it was still committed to reaching a diplomatic solution with Ecuador over the presence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the country's London embassy, after both sides took steps to defuse the standoff.

Senate Republicans Battle UN Arms Treaty

Senate Republicans are rallying in opposition to a United Nations treaty that would regulate the international arms trade, saying it would undercut Second Amendment rights.

Machu Picchu Tourists Asked To Help Protect ‘Uncontacted’ Tribes Nearby

It’s been some five centuries since the fall of the Inca Empire, but the civilization’s most familiar icon, Machu Picchu, is as busy as ever. With over one million tourists visiting Peru each year to explore the miraculous pre-Columbian ruins, activists hope to inspire the crowds to help stop other indigenous tribes in Peru’s “Sacred Valley” from suffering a similar fate.

South China Sea Dispute: A Resolution Seems Doubtful (EXCLUSIVE)

The South China Sea has become Asia's most dangerous flashpoint of conflict. The settlement of the South China Sea dispute will involve compromise and an appreciation of the relative power of the countries involved, says Jeffery Atik, law faculty member at the Loyola law School, Los Angeles.

UN Speaks Loudly On Syria, But Doesn't Carry A Big Stick

The atrocities committed in the Syrian village of Houla on Friday -- when dozens of men, women, and children were killed, and hundreds more were wounded -- were condemned in the strongest possible terms by the United Nations Security Council on Sunday.