I Was Held at Gunpoint in My Own Home

It started as a pleasant evening. Although my husband was away for work, my dad was in Johannesburg on business and staying with me for the night. We had dinner together, chatting about family, work — the usual. It had been a good day. I live in what’s known in South Africa as a security […]

Dozens of prominent activists have been held for months in Saudi Arabia without charge — and the spotlight on the Kingdom’s human rights record is stronger than ever

Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under intense scrutiny in recent months.  Earlier this year, the country detained dozens of prominent women’s rights activists — most without access to communication and many who were never formally charged with a crime.  Award-winning campaigner Samar Badawi was arrested in August, which sparked a massive feud between […]

Judge orders package bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, Jr. held without bail

Broward County The man suspected of sending mail bombs to several prominent Democratic leaders last week, including former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, was charged in federal court on Monday and ordered held without bail.  Cesar Sayoc Jr. was charged with five felony counts over sending 14 bombs to high-profile […]

Marriott Held My Points Hostage: Here’s How I Got Them Back

Marriott Held My Points Hostage: Here’s How I Got Them Back Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site […]

The UN is calling on China to ‘immediately release’ one million Muslim Uighurs who may be held in detention centers

Kevin Frayer/Getty The United Nations has called on China to end the detention of up to one million Uighurs in the far western Xinjiang province. The committee also called out China’s practice of racial and ethnic profiling and heavy-handed restrictions that disproportionately target the Uighur community.  Xinjiang has become one of the most intrusive police states in […]

Trade War Watch: American-Made Mercedes-Benz SUVs Held Up at Chinese Ports Over ‘Safety Risk’

Mercedes-Benz sport-utility vehicles assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are being checked for potential problems by Chinese customs authorities in Shanghai, according to the nation’s media. The situation was later confirmed by Daimler AG on Thursday. Officially, custom agents discovered the imported GLE and GLS models possess “insufficient” rear brakes and pose a safety risk. However, this […]

Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while he awaits his ultimate fate

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement while he awaits trial. Manafort’s lawyer said Thursday he was being held in his cell 23 hours per day to “guarantee his safety” and cannot adequately prepare for his upcoming trial later this month. Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here» Paul […]

Praise for Iran & Morocco as underdogs depart World Cup with heads held high

Iran and Morocco have departed the World Cup to a chorus of praise after they produced thrilling performances to take heavyweights Portugal and Spain to the wire in the final round of Group B games. Both Iran and Morocco teams played a full part in a sensational climax to Group B before settling for draws […]

Leading Brexit campaigners held secret meetings with Russian officials arranged by suspected Kremlin spy before referendum, report says

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Explosive emails suggest the Brexit campaign’s biggest donor met with Kremlin-linked figures multiple times before the referendum. The emails, seen by the Sunday Times, alleged that Arron Banks, the millionaire businessman who funded Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, was reportedly offered a business deal involving six Russian goldmines. It forms part of a mounting pile […]