World News

  • November 30, 2015

    The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced.

  • November 27, 2015

    Despite ever increasing profits from multinational diamond mining operations in the country, Botswana’s Bushman communities continue to suffer.

  • November 27, 2015

    The international human rights NGO Reprieve has raised concerns over Saudi media reports, which suggest that juveniles Ali al Nimr and Dawoud al Marhoon could be executed in days.

  • November 26, 2015

    The Pakistan government has stayed the exection of Abdul Basit, a paralysed man who had been set to hang at dawn this morning (26 November), according to his lawyers at Justice Project Pakistan.

  • November 24, 2015

    A coalition of faith-based organisations are reiterating the importance of an inter-religious approach to the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, which is observed annually throughout the world.

  • November 24, 2015

    A prison source in Pakistan has admitted that they have received no instructions from the government on how they are meant to hang a paralysed prisoner, according to the Telegraph newspaper.

  • November 23, 2015

    The UN Security Council has called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe havens, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those in Paris and Beirut.

  • November 23, 2015

    New border controls implemented almost simultaneously by the governments of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia have caused collective expulsions and discrimination against individuals seen as economic migrants on the basis of their nationality, says Amnesty.

  • November 21, 2015

    Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami shaman and spokesman from Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, has been awarded Brazil’s Order of Cultural Merit, one of the country’s top honours.

  • November 20, 2015

    Doctors, midwives and health professionals from every region of the world have added their voices to the growing pressure for the decriminalisation of abortion, with 838 from 44 countries signing an open letter to governments, published today by Amnesty International.