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

Qatar 2022

Amnesty 'warns' FIFA about expanding Qatar World Cup

Rights group urges FIFA to consider Saudi, UAE human rights record as it mulls extending 2022 football event in Gulf.

Amnesty 'warns' FIFA against expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup

Reporter's Notebook

Attacked and abandoned: Ukraine's forgotten Roma

In a country which suffered terribly at the hands of the Nazis during World War II, pogroms against an ethnic minority have somehow become commonplace.

European Union

EU 'deeply concerned' over rights situation in Tanzania

The European Union's ambassador to Tanzania was forced to leave the country after facing government pressure, bloc says.

EU 'deeply concerned' over rights situation in Tanzania

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