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 Human Rights Watch has urged EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to condemn convictions imposed in Saudi Arabia for posting messages on Facebook calling for anti-government protests. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has sentenced seven activists from its restive eastern province to prison terms ranging from five to 10 years for posting messages on Fa(...)

Profess Martin Corbally arriving at the Four Courts today for a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A finding of poor professional performance against a paediatrician over an incorrect “tongue-tie” procedure on a young child in his care was unproven,(...)

The chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) has spoken of “the centrality of human rights in the work of medical graduates” during a(...)

President Michael D Higgins: shared some concern about the direction Irish universities were taking. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

Irish third-level institutions are “intimately engaged with regimes that have human rights’ questions to answer”, the former head of the Bahrain campu(...)

Friends and former colleagues of  human rights worker Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja,  protesting in Dublin over his imprisonment in Bahrain following the repression of pro-democracy protests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) should maintain its presence in Bahrain but not at the expense of the values that should underpin any (...)

Prof Cathal Kelly (far right), who rejects accusations the RCSI’s Bahrain campus is not fit for accreditation by the Irish Medical Council due to abuses that have taken place in Bahraini hospitals where RCSI students receive training

The chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has told his staff that the college rejects accusations that its Bahrain cam(...)

The Irish Medical Council should not approve the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Bahrain campus for accreditation due to abuses that have taken p(...)

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

It required a refined level of tunnel vision to watch the Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday, to separate the actual event from the circus that surro(...)

Protesters are seen on a street after setting fire to garbage containers during clashes with riot police in Budaiya, west of Manama today. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Bahrain police fired tear gas in clashes with rioting youths after thousands of opposition supporters rallied peacefully for democracy today, t(...)

McLaren driver Jenson Button speaks to the media on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama. Photograph: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Bahrain has arrested several people accused of stealing and burning cars amid heightened security in the island kingdom before Sunday’s Formula(...)

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