Human Rights Watch

HRW: Torture persists in Iraq jail

US-based group says torture is ongoing in Mosul's Faisaliya prison, despite calls on government to take action.

HRW: Torture persists in Iraq jail

Israel

'Chilling message': Israel court orders expulsion of HRW official

Israeli court cites Omar Shakir's alleged support for boycotts of Israel, orders him to leave the country by May 1.

'Chilling message': Israel court orders expulsion of HRW official

Omar al-Bashir

Sudan army 'not against' protesters' demands, won't allow 'chaos'

Military understands aspirations of citizens seeking al-Bashir's exit but won't permit loss of security, minister says.

Sudan

Sudanese protesters keep up pressure on al-Bashir

Demonstrators gather outside army HQ in the capital for second straight day in bid to precipitate president’s removal.

Sudanese protesters keep up pressure on al-Bashir

Sudan

Five killed in protests against Sudan's president: Activists

Police spokesman General Hashim Abdel-Rahim disputes tally saying only one person was killed during Saturday protests.

Science & Technology

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

Bill would require social media sites to carry warnings on posts the government deems false and remove certain comments.

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

Middle East

HRW: Eight Lebanese citizens face 'terrorism' trial in UAE

Emirati media reported the men are linked to Hezbollah but their families say they have no political affiliations.

HRW: Eight Lebanese citizens face 'terrorism' trial in UAE

Sudan

Sudan's al-Bashir orders release of detained female protesters

Move to release the women coincided with International Women's Day, which saw continued protests against Bashir's rule.

Sudan's al-Bashir orders release of detained female protesters

Lebanon

'This Is Lebanon' webpage shames employers accused of maid abuse

'Pay or become famous', online activists warn employers accused of mistreating domestic workers in Lebanon.

'This Is Lebanon' webpage shames employers accused of maid abuse

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

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

Fearful residents locking themselves in at night, with at least 12 killed in unrest as sexual assault reports emerge.

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

Saudi Arabia

Rights groups call for access to Saudi detainees

Detainees include prominent figures held in anti-corruption campaign and high-profile women's rights activists.

Refugees

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

Sea arrivals to Europe in the first 16 days of 2019 go up to 4,216, compared with 2,365 in the same period of 2018.

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

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.

Africa

Zimbabwe accused of violent crackdown on protests

Rights groups say the security forces have responded to demonstrators with 'unprecedented use of excessive force'.