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What's behind the spike in Saudi beheadings?
In the opening weeks of August, Saudi Arabia carried out more than one execution per day, human rights groups say.
Last updated: 02 Sep 2014 18:15 GMT
Egypt's prisons still rife with torture
Human rights groups say at least 25,000 people have been detained in the past year, while dozens have died in custody.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2014 09:50 GMT
Saudi beheads four men for smuggling drugs
Rights group condemns execution of two sets of brothers accused of importing "large quantities of cannabis".
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 19:29 GMT
Report blasts US over Afghan civilian deaths
Amnesty International says US failed to properly investigate civilian killings and possible war crimes in Afghanistan.
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Last updated: 11 Aug 2014 19:05 GMT
New Nigeria videos 'show military abuses'
Amnesty says one grisly clip shows government soldiers slitting the throats of five Boko Haram fighters.
Last updated: 05 Aug 2014 02:59 GMT
Australia sends asylum seekers to Nauru
157 asylum-seekers, including women and children, are secretly transferred at night to the Pacific island of Nauru.
Last updated: 02 Aug 2014 12:43 GMT
Pakistan activists upset by new security law
Activists worry that the Protection of Pakistan Act will be used to justify security forces' excesses.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2014 12:00 GMT
Saudi rights lawyer jailed for 15 years
Waleed Abulkhair jailed for "inciting public opinion" and "undermining judicial authorities", wife says.
Last updated: 06 Jul 2014 17:21 GMT
Leaked report details Lebanon refugee policy
Report by Lebanese general security directorate demands that airlines not bring Palestinian refugees from Syria.
Last updated: 01 Jul 2014 13:37 GMT
In Greece, a river holds tragedy for migrants
For migrants fleeing war or poverty, the river crossing from Turkey to Greece has brought Europe close - perilously so.
Last updated: 30 Jun 2014 13:28 GMT
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Denmark introduces rehab for Syrian fighters
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Islamic State fears take hold in Netherlands
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
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In Pictures: Water still a luxury in Ethiopia
While 52 percent of Ethiopia's people have access to improved water, only 10 percent have water piped into their homes.
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