Washington, DC - The United States notes the April 10 passage of amendments to Malaysia’s Sedition Act, and we reiterate our concern about restrictions on freedom of expression in Malaysia.

Washington, DC - The United States is concerned by the National Transitional Council’s April 7 passage of certain changes to Burkina Faso’s electoral code that exclude candidates in the upcoming elections who had voiced support for a constitutional revision to amend presidential term limits in late 2014.

Washington, DC - Today, the United States and the European Union held the thirteenth U.S.–EU Information Society Dialogue in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss issues related to information and communication technology (ICT) and the digital economy.

Singapore - Ministers and senior police officials from around the world have gathered at the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) which is set to empower law enforcement officers worldwide with cutting-edge tools and knowledge against 21st century crime.

Washington, DC - The Department of State has designated Ali Ouni Harzi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of this designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Ali Ouni Harzi and the freezing of all property and interests of Ali Ouni Harzi that are in the United States, or enter the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons.

Zambia - Despite Zambia owning over 40% of the water in the Southern part of Africa, access to clean and safe drinking water remains a farfetched dream for most rural communities.