Shashank Bengali is a journalist with the The New York Times and a longtime foreign correspondent who has reported from more than 60 countries.
A rape survivor's story emerges from a remote African war
In the murky conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, human rights groups say pro-government forces are sexually abusing civilians with impunity.
'It isn't just men who drive tractors': Women help lead India's historic farm protests
Women have pushed their way to the front lines in a striking show of gender equality among agrarian communities traditionally dominated by men.
A Thai dissident was kidnapped. When police had no answers, his sister began to investigate
Human rights groups believe Wanchalearm Satsaksit's kidnapping was part of a pattern of politically motivated disappearances in Southeast Asia, where authoritarian governments have often helped one another target dissidents in exile.
An Australian student denounced his university's ties to China. Then he became a target
Drew Pavlou's case reveals how China’s economic power has translated into influence in Australia, affecting even what is said and taught at leading research universities.
Sunken boats. Stolen gear. Fishermen are prey as China conquers strategic sea
Chinese ships have rammed fishing boats, harassed oil vessels, held combat drills and shadowed U.S. naval patrols in the South China Sea, one of the world’s busiest fishing and trade corridors and a repository of untapped oil and natural gas.