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Amnesty has called on the authorities in Texas to halt the planned execution of a Mexican national which would violate an international law.
A Yemeni delegation to the UN admits it has had to establish a counselling centre for children because of the traumatisation caused by US drone attacks.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined congregants at a New York City synagogue on Saturday to honour those who perished in the Holocaust.
An execution carried out yesterday by Ohio, using a new, untested combination of drugs, shows strong signs of having caused prolonged suffering to the prisoner.
Prisons in the US are holding large stockpiles of life-saving medicines, which they plan to use in executions, while hospitals face shortages of the same drugs.
The Irish government needs to take steps to ensure that a citizen facing the death sentence gets a fair trial in Florida, says legal charity Reprieve.
The Kirk is encouraging worshippers to support World AIDS Day this Sunday and join the fight against one of the world’s most deadly diseases.
Legal charity Reprieve has called on the UK to follow Ireland in stopping support for counter-narcotics programmes in Iran and Pakistan which result in death sentences.
As the region faces a bitter winter, Christian Aid has warned that the lives of Syrian refugees will be at risk due to inadequate shelter.
Cyclone Phailin has left more than one million people homeless, causing destruction on the scale of Hurricane Katrina, says Christian Aid.