Chinese President Xi Jinping has spearheaded policies 'intended to destroy a significant part' of the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang, a panel of 9 lawyers and human rights analysts concluded.
The United States is punishing China economically and diplomatically for its 'genocide' of Muslims in Xinjiang, and leaders in the Islamic world say more countries should follow suit.
Iran has blocked more than 12 major rivers that flow into the Tigris, depriving a large number of farmers of irrigation water and turning their fields into barren lands.
'Across China, millions are enduring outrageous human rights abuses: from mass surveillance... to mass torture including solitary confinement and forced sterilisations,' said one US official.
The designations include two prisons 'responsible for extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detention': Zahedan Prison and Esfahan Central Prison.
In order to halt the worst humanitarian disaster of modern history -- over 350,000 dead and over two million children on the brink of starvation -- peace is the only solution, officials say.
China is using its economic leverage to compel Middle East leaders to stay silent while Beijing orchestrates horrific acts against Muslims, yet popular outrage can no longer be contained.
With three quarters of the population in Lebanon living in multidimensional poverty, US support for the World Food Programme has been critical to keeping food on the tables of those in need.
The United States has stepped up to support Lebanon in its time of need, providing over $400 million just this year for food, security, health, shelter and education.
Questions are being raised as to why the Iranian navy was nowhere to be seen after leaving two mariners adrift for more than a week near its territorial waters.