Bangladesh urged to act over politicians' missing sons

Group calls on government to reveal whereabouts of 'kidnapped' men whose opposition-activist fathers were executed.


Sweden PM wants to limit foreign low-skilled workers

Stefan Lofven says unemployed at home, including refugees, should fill jobs such as dishwashers and waiters.

Middle East

Palestinian demonstrators send 'message to Trump'

Demonstrators in Hebron condemn US president's pro-Israel stance and demand reopening of street near settler enclave.

Middle East

Two suicide bombings kill scores near Syria's Al Bab

Attack at checkpoint leaves 53 dead followed by another which kills eight, day after ISIL's retreat from northern town.


Killing of Indian man in US a hate crime: witnesses

Witnesses say attacker who opened fire on three men in a packed Kansas bar yelled 'get out of my country'.

Human Rights

UN: Sentence for Israeli soldier 'excessively lenient'

Rights office says 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian man after knife attack 'reinforces culture of impunity'.

Middle East

Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

Israeli authorities reject Human Rights Watch request for work permit, accusing it of having a 'pro-Palestinian' agenda.

Middle East

Suicide bomber kills soldiers in Yemen's Zinjibar

Bomber wearing a military uniform was driving a car that exploded at the entrance of military camp in Abyan province.

Human Rights

Canada locking up hundreds of children each year

New report says children held alongside parents in immigration detention are at risk of 'serious' human rights abuses.

Asia Pacific

Chemical weapon used to kill Kim Jong-nam: police

Malaysian police say nerve agent found on face of half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Asia Pacific

Critic of Duterte's drug war arrested on drug charges

Senator and vocal critic of President Duterte faces drug-trafficking charges related to her term as a justice secretary.

Middle East

Syria talks hit snag before opening ceremony in Geneva

Negotiations off to rocky start after opposition threatens to skip opening ceremony over disagreements.