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Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire arrives to appear in court in Harare, Zimbabwe. He  faces charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli

Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end t(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin walks with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic outside the palace in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov

Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to deepen economic ties with Serbia and to support its position on Kosovo, as he visited Belgrade to help(...)

Forensic police officers investigate an abandoned car alleged to have been used by militants in the dusitD2 attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel and office com(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto on January 12th, 2019.Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi woman who captured the world’s attention by barricading herself in a Thai hotel room after fleeing abuse in her own(...)

Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj near the monument dedicated to missing persons in Pristina, Kosovo, on new year’s eve. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Two former Kosovo rebel commanders have travelled to The Hague for questioning about their forces’ 1998-9 war with Serbian troops, as a new internatio(...)

Asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Photograph:  Cole Burston/Getty Images

It was another proud moment for Canada: a Saudi teenager who had just been granted asylum walking through the arrivals gate at Toronto airport embrace(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun posing for a photo at the UNHCR office in Bangkok before her departure for Canada. Photograph: Khaled Ibrahim/UNHCR/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has(...)

Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone being escorted by police out of the court in Yangon, Myanmar on September  3rd, 2018. Photograph: Thein Zaw/AP

A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets(...)

Dr Gautam Gulati: ‘There is growing international recognition of the need for specialist care provision for those in prison which should be equivalent to that in the community’.

In 2006, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted, promoting autonomy, choice, independence, equali(...)

A screengrab from the Gaming for Peace simulation training software developed with the aid of a €2m grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 project.

A “visual novel” game to train international military and police in peacekeeping skills has been unveiled by researchers at Trinity College Dublin. (...)

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