Sara Canning (front centre left), partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee, marching with protesters through Belfast city centre demanding same sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A few thousand people have protested in Belfast city centre to demand the North’s LGBT community have the same-sex civil marriage provision available (...)

Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in Taipei on Friday. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rain(...)

 Sara Canning, partner of Lyra McKee speaks at a rally for the murdered journalist on  April 19th, in  Derry. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has called for the British government to legislate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Sara Can(...)

The executives from NSO Group made a bold claim: using just one simple missed call on WhatsApp, it had figured out a way to ‘drop its payload’, a piece of software called Pegasus that can penetrate the darkest secrets of any iPhone. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

As Apple rolled out an advertising campaign last month touting the impenetrability of the iPhone - “Privacy. That’s iPhone”, the commercials promised (...)

The Christine Buckley Centre survivors choir perform in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over abuse survivors’ suffering. Photograph: Jack Power

Survivors of abuse in residential institutions have gathered for a celebration of music to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over their (...)

Jatupat Boonpattararaksa: was jailed for posting a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn published by the BBC’s Thai-language service that was deemed offensive. Photograph: Amy Lefevre

Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Frid(...)

Ahmadi refugees from Pakistan   at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Centre in Pasyala, Sri Lanka, . Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

There is growing concern in Sri Lanka for the welfare of hundreds of refugees who have been targeted by mob violence in the wake of last week’s Islami(...)

The aftermath of an attack on the Qasr bin Ghashir  detention centre near Tripoli on Tuesday.

Refugees and migrants were praying inside a detention centre in south Tripoli this week when fighters aligned with Libya’s eastern forces opened fire,(...)

Two runaway Saudi sisters  have urged Apple and Google to pull an ‘inhuman’ app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel. File photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel, a(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Since January, 104 people have been executed, compared to 148 during the whole of 2018, and detentions have multiplied. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace

Saudi Arabia’s execution on Tuesday of 37 men, the majority of them Shias sentenced to death for terrorism, could exacerbate tensions within the kingd(...)

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