Fiji

Fiji prime minister leads provisional election count

Initial results show ruling FijiFirst party has 52 percent of votes as main opposition SODELPA trails at 38 percent.

Fiji PM Bainimarama's party leads provisional election count

Asia

Indian officials raid Amnesty International's regional office

Enforcement Directorate, an agency that probes financial crimes, accuses Amnesty of violating donation rules.

Indian officials raid Amnesty International's regional office

United Kingdom

UK apologises for forcing DNA tests on migrants

Sajid Javid apologises to immigrants who were denied UK status after refusing to give DNA samples proving family ties.

UK apologises for forcing DNA tests on migrants

Human Rights

Crackdown on Honduran migrant caravan 'against international law'

Rights groups warn government responses to Central American migrants, refugees going to US may violate international law

Crackdown on Honduran migrant caravan 'against international law'

Europe

Border tensions boil over as France 'dumps' migrants in Italy

Relations between Rome and Paris hit new low as rights groups accuse France of mistreating migrants at Italian borders.

Border tensions boil over as France 'dumps' migrants in Italy

Pakistan

Executed, then acquitted: Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan

Pakistan has executed 496 since 2014. Rights groups say serious fair trial concerns risk innocent people being killed.

Executed, then acquitted: Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan

Singapore

Singaporean artist jailed after peaceful protest

Human rights groups denounce two-week sentence as an affront to free speech and call for Seelan Palay's release.

Singaporean artist jailed after peaceful protest

Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi disappearance: 'An abysmal new low'

Activists say far from silencing Khashoggi, Saudi authorities have turned him into an 'icon for press freedom'.

Khashoggi disappearance: 'An abysmal new low'

Saudi Arabia

Turkey seeks access to search Saudi consulate in Khashoggi case

Saudi ambassador summoned to request 'full cooperation' with probe into disappearance of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkey seeks access to search Saudi consulate in Khashoggi case

Croatia

Council of Europe urges Croatia to probe police abuse allegations

Numerous rights groups have reported on violent pushbacks of migrants, but Croatia denies the allegations.

Council of Europe urges Croatia to probe police abuse allegations

Rohingya

India criticised for deporting seven Rohingya men to Myanmar

India has deported its first group of Rohingya, raising fears of further repatriations.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh photographer remains in jail; protests at UN

Shahidul Alam remains locked in Dhaka jail for more than 50 days as calls for his release reach United Nations summit.

'Jail can't break his spirit': Bangladesh photographer's wife

Philippines

Duterte: My only sin is extrajudicial killings

Activists call for prosecution as Philippines president apparently admits to responsibility for killings in 'drugs war'.

Rodrigo Duterte: 'My only sin is extrajudicial killings'

Egypt

Rights group calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian government to release people held for peacefully expressing opinions.

Rights group calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Africa

Anglophone Cameroon violence 'spirals out of control'

Rights group says it has authenticated a video showing separatists with the decapitated head of a policeman.

Amnesty: Violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions escalates