The UN Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other.
Christian Aid and its partners have warmly welcomed the announcement of the final agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group. They also urge the government to ensure implementation of the agreement and dismantle paramilitary groups as a matter or priority, to guarantee lasting peace.
The UK government's refusal to answer questions about political interference in a decision not to bring charges over British complicity in renditions has been challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.
The killing of almost100 street protestors in Ethiopia and a new round of political trials have raised fears for a British political activist on death row there, international human rights charity Reprieve has said.
Bangladeshi authorities should immediately end the illegal detentions of Mir Qasem Ali and Humman Qader Chowdhury, arrested respectively on 9 August and 4 August 2016, say Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.