War & Conflict

Week in pictures: From fire in Iran to US protests

From protests in the US, to cargo plane crash in Kyrgyzstan, and jubilation in Gambia, here is the week in pictures.

Somalia

UN chief: Thousands of children fighting in Somalia

UN's Antonio Guterres concerned over new report saying nearly 6,200 children were recruited over a six year period.

Human Rights

UN: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school

Risk of 'lost generation' as UN agency says 380,000 Syrian child refugees miss formal education at present in Turkey.

Human Rights

Malaysia: Muslim countries should end Rohingya crisis

Malaysia PM Najib Razak warns that Rohingya could be 'infiltrated' by ISIL if their plight is not solved.

Human Rights

Palestinians in Israel strike after deadly Negev raid

Palestinians in Israel protest in cities across the country after home demolition raid turned deadly in Um al Hiran.

People & Power

Hong Kong's Localist Revolutionaries

Why a new group of radical activists in Hong Kong are calling for greater autonomy - and even independence - from China.

Human Rights

US top court hears case of Muslims detained after 9/11

Supreme Court weighs case by Muslims to decide whether men alleging religious discrimination had right to sue officials.

Human Rights

Romanians protest against plan to pardon prisoners

Government says move is needed to reduce overcrowded prisons, but opposition allege it will set back anti-graft drive.

Jordan

Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts

Eight activists, including retired army generals and teachers, charged over anti-government statements.

Inside Story

Have anti-terror laws gone too far?

Amnesty International suggests basic human rights are being eroded across Europe, perhaps permanently.

Palestine

Palestinian hospital school 'resistance to occupation'

The one-classroom school in an East Jerusalem hospital allows chronically ill Palestinian children to continue studies.

Human Rights

Born in a cell: The families stranded at the US border

There has been a surge in Latin American families trying to cross the US-Mexico border before Trump's inauguration.

US & Canada

Republicans: Reducing Manning's sentence is outrageous

Republicans say Obama's decision to shorten Chelsea Manning's sentence is a mistake that sets a dangerous precedent.

Human Rights

Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

US army whistle-blower is one of 209 inmates whose sentences outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted.

Native Americans

How racism colours the standoff at Standing Rock

As Standing Rock protests come to an end, Native Americans still face discrimination and racism across the Dakotas.