Human rights report accuses Taliban of several rights violations ranging from limits on press freedom to restrictions on women.
Egypt responds with disapproval and shock after 31 countries, including US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, expressed concern on Cairo’s use of terror legislation against a broad range of critics, including rights activists and journalists.
United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Myanmar crisis as pro-democracy activists hold fresh demonstrations against the military coup.
A Peruvian judge banned ousted president Martin Vizcarra from leaving the country days after his dismissal by Congress as the country's political crisis continues.
Manfred Nowak, who leads a UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty that was published this week, reiterates that the US is holding far more children than are other countries for which he has reliable figures.
The Saudi-led coalition admitted Saturday that "mistakes" had been made in an August air strike on Yemen that killed 51 people including 40 children, adding that those responsible must be "punished."
The UN human rights office says the Saudi government should ensure the women and other campaigners, who were arrested ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving, have due process.
UN official Marzuki Darusman probing possible genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state says social media spread hate speech as military and Buddhist mobs forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from villages.
At least 5,000 Peruvians have taken to the streets of Lima in one of the biggest protests against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's pardon for authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori.
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