National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after the last day of the parliament’s lower house regular session. Photograph: Ye Aung/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar will form its first democratically elected government since the military junta took power in 1962 when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi over(...)

Limerick TD Dan Neville:  Described by Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch as “one of the pioneers” in raising mental health issue in the Dáil. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland still had a long way to go in removing the stigma associated with mental illness, Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said. He said some work had been (...)

Esraa el Taweel, a disabled photographer who says she was forcefully abducted by the Egyptian government for two weeks before surfacing in a courthouse. Photograph: Sima Diab/The New York Times

After the security forces raided the home of Islam Khalil, a 26-year-old salesman, last summer, he seemed to vanish without a trace. Khalil, who lives(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Danish prime minster Lars Loekke Rasmussen – Denmark is being heavily criticised for its latest move. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

PETER CLUSKEY UN agencies and Amnesty International have attacked Denmark’s new immigration bill as damaging and possibly in violation of EU and inte(...)

File photograph of Peter Dahlin, a human rights worker from Sweden, in Beijing in April 2014. Photograph: Jonah Kessel/The New York Times

China has released and expelled the Swedish human rights worker Peter Dahlin who was detained on subversion charges earlier this month as part of a br(...)

 Pro-choice activists rally outside City Hall  in Belfast, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s attorney general has lodged an appeal against a Northern Ireland High Court ruling that declared the region’s strict abortion laws (...)

Refugees and migrants walk after disembarking from the ferry ‘Eletherios Venizelos’ at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece. The ship was carrying about 2,500 refugees and migrants that had landed on the Greek island of Myilene, coming from Turkey. Greece is under pressure from EU colleagues to control the flow of migrants into the union. Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA.

Greece has been urged to do more to control the influx of migrants coming into Europe, with some of the union’s interior ministers on Monday threateni(...)

“If it is the Government’s aim to stop prostitution by ending demand, then why are they increasing the penalties and further criminalising workers?” asks Kate McGrew from Sex Workers Alliance Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sex workers could be jailed for working together indoors for safety reasons under new legislation, Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) has warned. S(...)

Peter Dahlin, Swedish co-founder of the NGO Chinese Urgent Action Working Group, in a video released by China Central Television. Dahlin became the first foreigner to make what rights activists say was a coerced confession on state TV on charges relating to subversion.  Photograph: CCTV/AP Video

Overseas rights activists, Hong Kong publishers of salacious books about Communist leaders, business journalists reporting the stock market slide, as (...)

Artisanal miners pictured working at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Chinese companies that buy cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo and supply mobile-phone and laptop makers such as Apple and Samsung aren’t ful(...)