Venezuela

UN rights chief decries Venezuela crackdown, criticises sanctions

Michelle Bachelet renews tough criticism of Maduro's gov't. She also warns US sanctions could hurt Venezuelan citizens.

UN rights chief decries Venezuela crackdown, criticises sanctions

Asia

UN rights chief warns against harassment of Muslims in India

Michele Bachelet says minorities, mainly Muslims and Dalits, are being targeted under the Narendra Modi government.

UN rights chief warns against harassment of Muslims in India

United Nations

UN human rights chief calls for release of Saudi activists

In a wide-ranging speech, Michelle Bachelet addresses human rights issues in Venezuela, China and Saudi Arabia.

UN human rights chief calls for release of Saudi activists

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

DR Congo ethnic violence kills nearly 900 in a few days: UN

UN rights office says at least 890 people were killed in ethnic violence over a few days in mid-December.

DR Congo ethnic violence kills nearly 900 in a few days: UN

Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish prosecutor seeks arrests of Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Ahmed Asiri and Saud al-Qahtani are among those thought to be responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkish prosecutor seeks arrests of Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Talk to Al Jazeera

Michelle Bachelet: External Khashoggi investigation needed

The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the backlash against democracy, Khashoggi and war in Syria and Yemen.

Chile

Is Pinochet's shadow over Chile beginning to recede?

It's been 45 years since Pinochet took power. While some view the leader positively, others search for the disappeared.

Is Pinochet's shadow over Chile beginning to recede?

Human Rights

UN rights chief urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

Michele Bachelet said sentences handed to detainees were a result of an 'unfair trial'.

UN rights chief urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

Chile

Report: Chile's Bachelet to be next UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly picked former Chilean president to replace Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.

Report: Chile's Bachelet to be next UN human rights chief

Chile

Chile heads to presidential vote run-off in December

Conservative Sebastian Pinera will face socialist Alejandro Guiller after neither candidate wins 50 percent of the vote.

Sebastian Pinera to face Alejandro Guillier in run-off

Latin America

Chile moves to legalise gay marriage

Proposed legislation also allows gay couples to adopt children and denotes marriage as union between two people.

Chile's Bachelet sends gay marriage bill to congress

Latin America

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

President Bachelet vows to sign law allowing abortion in rape cases, or if the mother's or fetus' life is in danger.

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Opinion

Remembering Operation Condor

With the US' encouragement, the alliance in South America would go on to torture and murder many civilians.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Latin America

Clashes as Chile's Bachelet seeks to regain popularity

President looks to get reform agenda back on track in annual address to Congress as protesters and police clash outside.