Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report

Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari to be sentenced to death by Riyadh, Middle East Eye reports.

Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report

Abortion

'Stop the bans': Abortion rights activists rally across the US

Thousands gather in cities nationwide to protest against wave of state abortion bans passed in recent months.

'Stop the bans': Abortion rights activists rally across the US

Human Rights

AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

Digital documentary Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan was recognised in the short video category.

AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

Middle East

Water supply restored to besieged Libyan capital

Tripoli government blamed group that is says also cut the water supply in 2017.

Water supply restored to besieged Libyan capital Tripoli

Myanmar

Life of trauma, depression for ex-political prisoners

Freed prisoners struggle to find work, resume normal life after their release amid stigma and lack of support.

Myanmar's political prisoners struggle with life after jail

Asia Pacific

A Thai mother's long fight for justice over 2010 deadly crackdown

Kamonket Akkahad was shot as she treated the wounded in the bloody crackdown on the Red Shirt protests nine years ago.

A Thai mother's long fight for justice over 2010 deadly crackdown

US-Mexico border

Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

CBP says 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday. He is the fifth migrant child to die in US custody since December.

Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

LGBT

Black US transgender woman who was attacked in April fatally shot

Muhlaysia Booker found dead in Texas on Saturday, about a month after she was assaulted in an attack caught on video.

Black US transgender woman who was attacked in April fatally shot

Cambodia

Cambodia's opposition faces renewed crackdown amid China shift

With senior leaders jailed or exiled, local and regional supporters of opposition report attacks and harassment.

Cambodia's opposition faces renewed crackdown amid China shift

Israel

Eurovision goes ahead in Israel despite pro-Palestinian protests

Contest a focus of pro-Palestinian calls for boycott to protest against Israeli policies in occupied West Bank and Gaza.

Eurovision goes ahead in Israel despite pro-Palestinian protests

UpFront

Iyad el-Baghdadi: 'The idea of giving up is unimaginable'

Prominent Arab pro-democracy activist discusses why Saudi Arabia may be targeting him.

Iyad el-Baghdadi: 'The idea of giving up is unimaginable'

Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa confirms presidential run in anxious Sri Lanka

Former defence secretary accused of war crimes positions himself as 'law and order' candidate after deadly attacks.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa confirms presidential run in anxious Sri Lanka

Asia Pacific

Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriage

Lawmakers comfortably pass law allowing same-sex couples to form 'exclusive permanent unions' - first for Asia.

Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriage legislation

UpFront

Will there be a US military intervention in Venezuela?

We discuss Venezuela with Juan Guaido's UK envoy and ask Iyad el-Baghdadi about a potential threat from Saudi Arabia.

Will there be a US military intervention in Venezuela?

AJ IMPACT

Texas, Louisiana launch probes into Cenikor Foundation

Investigations follow Reveal's expose documenting nonprofit drug rehab centre's use of patients as unpaid labour force.

Texas, Louisiana launch probes into Cenikor Foundation