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(...)

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate, plans to implement Islamic Sharia laws from April 3rd. Photograph: EPA

Brunei will deal a serious setback to human rights if it applies laws allowing death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, marking an end to a de facto(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph:  Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said on Thursday that intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signalli(...)

Two unnamed Saudi sisters, aged 18 and 20, stand in front of a view of the building which houses the local Saudi consulate in Hong Kong on February 22nd. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ahead of today’s celebrations of International Women’s Day, 36 countries, including all EU member states, signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia’(...)

 Palestinian paramedics and journalists carry a  journalist wounded by Israeli fire during a protest by Palestinians along the Gaza-Israel border in the Gaza Strip on October 5th, 2018. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations investigators said on Thursday that Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 P(...)

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces at  the frontline Syrian village of Baghouz. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Air strikes targeted Islamic State’s last pocket in eastern Syria late on Tuesday as US-backed fighters pressed for a victory that would bring the jih(...)

 Guatemala’s president, Jimmy Morales, is backed by a powerful network of military and economic elites in seeking  to oust the UN-backed anti-impunity group Cicig. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

War criminals convicted of extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual slavery could soon walk free if Guatemalan lawmakers sanction a blanket amnesty (...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (L) having a meal with Mary Robinson. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former Irish president Mary Robinson is “dismayed at some of the media comments” on her visit to the ‘troubled’ Emirates princess which she undertook (...)

Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against a disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf, Bangladesh. Photograph: K M ASAD/EPA

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after the launch of a repatr(...)

A Rohingya refugee in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/The New York Times

Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them wa(...)

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