The under-construction Khalifa Stadium in Doha which is undergoing complete renovation in preparation to host some of the matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP PHOTO/STR

Meals for about 270 migrant workers, mostly from India and the Philippines, were cancelled by a catering and labour camp operator in Qatar because of (...)

Sabine Atlaoui, the wife of death-row prisoner Sergei Atlaoui of France, arrives with other relatives at Wijayapura port for a visit to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap. Sergei Atlaoui along with Rodrigo Gularte of Brazil, Australian Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad in Nusakambangan. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA 1:10

Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smuggle(...)

Court found former beautician Law Wan-tung (44) guilty of abuse. Photograph: Reuters

A Hong Kong mother of two was jailed for six years for punching and torturing her domestic helpers, in a case that has shocked many in Hong Kong and (...)

A scheme to regularise the legal position of about 26,000 undocumented migrants, including up to 5,000 undocumented children, could generate “a pot(...)

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)

Between 15 per cent and 40 per cent of dumped plastic enters the ocean each year, according to a survey in the journal ‘Science’. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Nearly nine million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans every year – much more than previously thought – and about one-third of it com(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Mike Grogan: ‘While my team members were learning new ways of thinking about work, I was beginning to think differently about my own purpose.’

After months of anxiety, my work life had finally come to a climax. I’d arrived at the point of no return. I finally told my boss “I quit”.I was walki(...)

Pope Francis

The five-day visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines, which ended on Monday, was remarkable testimony both to the strength of Catholicism in this hea(...)

Dragon Oil’s target is to grow average gross production at around 10 per cent in 2015 and exit the year at 100,000 bopd.

Dragon Oil, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has cut its capital expenditure (capex) forecast for 201(...)