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Police crackdown on anti-Putin protesters
Russian riot police detain several opposition leaders to stop them from taking part in a Moscow rally.
Last updated: 17 Dec 2012 07:22 GMT
Moscow detains top opposition leaders
Police detain three prominent political activists for protesting against alleged torture of fellow opposition figure.
Last updated: 27 Oct 2012 19:20 GMT
Thousands rally against Putin in Moscow
Opposition supporters call for greater freedom and equality in demonstration against Russian president's rule.
Last updated: 15 Sep 2012 16:08 GMT
Russia releases anti-Kremlin blogger
Opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny cheered by supporters after spending 15 days in police custody over protests.
Last updated: 21 Dec 2011 09:09 GMT
Arrests in Russia after anti-Putin rally
Activists detained after protests over results of criticised election which kept Putin's United Russia in power.
Last updated: 06 Dec 2011 20:53 GMT
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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
Libya: The war nobody can win
An intellectual giant: Ali Mazrui (1933-2014)
Unmasking Turkey's ISIL strategy
Palestine moves towards post-Oslo phase
The game-changing election for Africa
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