Hong Kong

Domestic workers search for rights amid pro-democracy protests

How the current movement in Hong Kong affects migrant domestic workers and their continued battle for equality.

Domestic workers search for rights amid pro-democracy protests

Cambodia

Turkey arrests Turkish-Mexican man in Cambodia over Gulen links

Anadolu report on Osman Karaca's arrest and deportation came as rights groups urged Cambodia to confirm his whereabouts.

Turkey arrests Turkish-Mexican man in Cambodia over Gulen links

Talk to Al Jazeera

Red Cross's Peter Maurer: Geneva Conventions are being violated

ICRC president discusses Yemen, Syria, Lake Chad and other conflict areas 70 years after Geneva Conventions were signed.

Red Cross's Peter Maurer: Geneva Conventions are being violated

Egypt

UN rights office urges Egypt to free blogger, lawyer, journalist

The UN urges Egypt to free Esraa Abdelfattah who was arrested by plain-clothes security officers in Cairo last week.

UN rights office urges Egypt to free blogger, lawyer, journalist

Philippines

'Free to kill': Duterte tells newly appointed police chief

Espenido was previously involved in high-profile drug operations that left 2 town mayors dead.

'Free to kill': Duterte tells newly appointed police chief

Thailand

Thai opposition leader Thanathorn in court over media shares case

Battery of legal woes threatens electoral success of popular politician seen as threat to ruling military bloc.

Thai opposition leader Thanathorn in court over media shares case

Women's Rights

Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections

Observers say female candidates systematically threatened with physical, sexual violence to deter them from running.

Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections

Gun violence

Texas pastors seek federal action after police shoot black woman

Atatiana Jefferson was killed by a white officer through a window of her home after a concerned neighbour called police.

Texas pastors seek federal action after police shoot black woman

Gun violence

US Supreme Court wrestles over 'DC sniper' life sentence appeal

Justices hear arguments in an appeal ordering that Lee Boyd Malvo’s life sentence without parole be thrown out.

US Supreme Court wrestles over 'DC sniper' life sentence appeal

AJ IMPACT

Qatar moves to announce abolishment of kafala system

Qatar and its labour laws have been under the spotlight ever since the country was named the host of the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar moves to announce abolishment of kafala system

Pakistan

Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan sexual assault cases

Family and lawyer of Pakistani man executed for rape and murder of six-year-old girl say he never received a fair trial.

Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan sexual assault cases

Thailand

Thai pro-democracy activist faces prison over Facebook post

Karn Pongpraphapan denies police allegations that he threatened monarchy and hints his days as an activist may be over.

Thai pro-democracy activist faces prison over Facebook post

Europe

Air pollution 'caused 400,000 premature European deaths in 2016'

Every city dweller in Europe is exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to health chiefs.

Air pollution 'caused 400,000 premature European deaths in 2016'

United States

US House approves Hong Kong bills in boost for protesters

House unites to approve Hong Kong measures, which still require Senate backing, drawing swift condemnation from China.

US House approves Hong Kong bills in boost for protesters

Humanitarian crises

Second Greek migrant camp in flames as arrivals continue to rise

Hundreds of migrants left without shelter after fire breaks out at massively overcrowded camp on Samos.

Second Greek migrant camp in flames as arrivals continue to rise