August 29, 2019

“Nightline” given tour of Chinese ‘vocational’ centers where Muslim citizens are held

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Chinese government is accused of detaining up to a million people from its Muslim population in what human rights experts are calling "re-education camps," while others call them "internment" or "concentration" camps, located throughout China's Xinjiang province. ABC News Senior Investigative Producer Gerry Wagschal was granted rare on-camera tours of two centers in Xinjiang: One in Shule County outside the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, which the center'..
August 29, 2019

CITES stops short of outright ban on zoo trade in wild African elephants

Andrew Linscott/iStock(GENEVA) -- An international conference on wildlife trade has agreed to impose a near-total ban on snatching African elephants from the wild to send them to zoos and other captive facilities around the world. Following days of contentious debate in Geneva, a majority of the member nations to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on Tuesday approved the new restrictions, which stop short of completely barring the trade in African elephants captu..
August 29, 2019

Photos show North Korea closer to building submarine that can launch missiles

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- New satellite imagery seems to confirm North Korea's recent claim that it has built a new submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear warheads. According to analysis by a Washington think tank the photos also indicate that North Korea may be preparing for a new test of a submarine launched ballistic missile. On July 23 North Korean state media released photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a "newly built su..
August 29, 2019

US, Taliban closing in on agreement as top US envoy heads to Afghanistan

Golden_Brown/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Taliban remained engaged in talks in Qatar on Wednesday, even as chief U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad prepared to head to Kabul, Afghanistan, to brief the Afghan government on a nearly finalized agreement. It could be a sign that after months of negotiation, the two sides are closing in on a deal that could ultimately involve U.S. troops withdrawing from Afghanistan after nearly 18 years of war. Both the U.S. and the Taliban have denied that they..