Saudi Arabia

Saudi women's activists stand trial after a year in detention

Saudi's prosecution has not specified charges against activists, who stand trial after almost year of imprisonment.

Iran

Amnesty: Sentencing of Iran lawyer Sotoudeh 'outrageous'

Iranian authorities have sentenced Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer, to 148 lashes and 33 years in jail.

Amnesty: Sentencing of Iran lawyer Sotoudeh 'outrageous'

Africa

Refugees in Libya 'tortured' for breaking out of detention centre

Nearly 150 detainees broke out of their cell in Tripoli's Triq al Sikka earlier this week to protest against abuse.

Refugees in Libya 'tortured' for breaking out of detention centre

Middle East

Amnesty criticises rights crackdowns in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt

Amnesty International releases report on MENA human rights, saying there is too much complacency and offending regimes to think they will never face justice.

Inside Story

US weapons sold to allies but end up with enemies

United Arab Emirates accused of clandestinely diverting weapons purchased from the US to rebel groups in Yemen.

Narendra Modi

Amnesty, Greenpeace accuse Indian government of impeding work

Since coming to power in 2014, the Modi government has cancelled the licences of nearly 15,000 charities.

Amnesty, Greenpeace accuse Indian government of impeding work

Africa

Boko Haram killed dozens in Monday's attack in Nigeria: Amnesty

Group killed at least 60 people in renewed attack in the northeastern town of Rann, Amnesty International said.

Boko Haram killed dozens in Monday's attack in Nigeria: Amnesty

Opinion

Chinese Islamophobia was made in the West

China is using western counter-terror strategies targeting Muslims as justification for its Uighur concentration camps.

Mobashra Tazamal

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Mobashra Tazamal

Middle East

Doctor and child killed as protests break out across Sudan

Police fire tear gas as demonstrations calling for President Bashir's resignation try to march on presidential palace.

Jamal Khashoggi

Amnesty calls for international probe into Khashoggi murder

Rights group marks 100 days since Khashoggi's murder with demonstration at consulate, renews call for credible probe.

Sudan

What prompted the protests in Sudan?

Protests that started over the rising costs of bread and fuel have now widened with calls for the overthrow of al-Bashir

What prompted the protests in Sudan?

Algeria

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Sub-Saharan migrants tell stories of horror, activists note that forced deportation from Algeria is an ongoing trend.

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Nigeria

Amnesty: Farmer-herder clashes kill 3,600 in Nigeria

Rights group says thousands of people have been killed since 2016 in clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders.

Amnesty: Farmer-herder clashes kill 3,600 in Nigeria

United Arab Emirates

Jailed UAE academic Nasser bin Ghaith on 'hunger strike'

Activist groups say Ghaith, who posted tweets critical of Emirati officials, has been on hunger strike for over 45 days.

Jailed UAE academic Nasser bin Ghaith on 'hunger strike'

Human Rights

Amnesty chief Q&A: Women's resilience is what world needs today

As the UN Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, Kumi Naidoo discusses the state of women's rights.

Amnesty chief Q&A: Women's resilience is what world needs today