Social media

Venezuela media law: 'Threat to freedom of expression'?

Human rights groups fear a law passed to curb hate in social media will silence anyone critical of Maduro's government.

Venezuela media law: 'Threat to freedom of expression'?

Yemen

Hundreds of rights violations documented in Yemen

Watchdog group finds that attacks by Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels killed more than 100 civilians in October.

Hundreds of rights violations documented in Yemen

Interactive

World Toilet Day 2017

November 19 marks World Toilet Day and aims to raise awareness about health problems caused by poor sanitation.

World Toilet Day 2017

Turkey

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Bloc accuses Turkey of 'departing from EU's democratic standards', in what Ankara calls unfair treatment.

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

The Listening Post

Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings

Does Australia limit Manus Island and Nauru media access to outlets that toe the government's line on immigration?

Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings

Human Rights

'War crimes' in fight over Philippines' Marawi: Amnesty

State forces and ISIL-linked fighters have committed abuses that 'amount to war crimes', Amnesty International says.

'War crimes' in fight over Philippines' Marawi: Amnesty

Syria's Civil War

'Totally destroyed': East Aleppo a year after battle

Many are living without clean water and power nearly a year after government forces retook the Syrian city.

'Totally destroyed': East Aleppo a year after battle

Politics

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including protests in Barcelona and a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods

India

The tale of Parveen whose husband bit her nose off

With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

Rohingya

Myanmar forces committed 'widespread rape' of Rohingya

Human Rights Watch report says rape a 'prominent and devastating feature' in brutal violence against Rohingya.

Myanmar forces committed 'widespread rape' of Rohingya

Inside Story

Who can protect the Rohingya Muslims?

The US' top diplomat decries Rohingya suffering but stops short of calling it ethnic cleansing or demanding sanctions.

Who can protect the Rohingya Muslims?

Rohingya

Rohingya activists demand a halt to 'ongoing genocide'

International community is not doing enough to protect the persecuted minority, human rights defenders say.

Rohingya activists demand a halt to 'ongoing genocide'

Human Rights

Will the US jail journalists and activists for decades?

More than 190 people face charges related to their alleged involvement in protests against Donald Trump's inauguration.

US: Trial begins for first group of J20 defendants

Human Rights

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya 'an absolute travesty'

Southeast Asian leader skirt the issues of the Rohingya plight and the Philippines' drug campaign in summit meetings.

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya 'an absolute travesty'

Human Rights

Myanmar's Rohingya report 'absurd', rights group says

Human Rights Watch calls army probe that found no Rohingya civilians were killed in brutal crackdown a 'whitewash'.

Myanmar's Rohingya report 'absurd', rights group says