MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government's human rights agency is urging the army not to use ambiguous terms in orders, after activists revealed the army had essentially issued a directive to troops to kill suspected criminals.
The National Human Rights Commission said Tuesday it made a formal request to the Defense Department asking that it review and correct the language it uses to avoid "imprecise or ambiguous" language.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A five-day movie festival has begun in Jamaica with the goal of strengthening the island's small filmmaking community.
Producers, actors and writers will share their craft with audiences at the inaugural Jamaica Film Festival. The event with screenings, workshops and networking is hosted by the Caribbean country's promotions corporation.
There will be roughly 40 films shown in five venues across the capital of Kingston,...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Government-backed experts say former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt is mentally incompetent, potentially derailing a trial on human rights charges.
The July 1 opinion by the National Institute of Forensic Sciences determined the 89-year-old is incapable of understanding the charges against him and of participating in his own defense. It's up to a three-judge panel to decide if a trial set for July 23 goes forward.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's intelligence service says the second-highest figure among militants loyal to the Islamic State group in the country was killed in an airstrike.
Abdul Hassib Sediqi , spokesman for the National Security Directorate, said Tuesday that Gul Zaman and six other militants were killed in a strike the day earlier in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar. He would not say who carried out the strike.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is criticizing a looming decision on Jerusalem by the U.N.'s cultural agency, saying it ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the biblical city.
Several Arab states submitted a draft resolution to UNESCO that condemns Israel for archaeological digs in Jerusalem's Old City and for building a light rail line nearby that it says caused damage and ruined its "visual integrity."
A UNESCO official says a resolution is due to be...