It has not been a safe year for journalists. Since January 1st, 27 have been killed while working, or for reasons related to work. On Friday the lates(...)

Lyubov Leus holds a photo of her with her husband, Serhiy, on their wedding day nearly 40 years ago. Serhiy was shot and badly injured by Russian troops outside their house. He and their son Sasha (32) were  shot dead in their car later in the day as they attempted to drive  to a nearby hospital. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Lyubov Leus and her future husband met as children spending a summer in Motyzhyn, a village of cottages and allotments ringed by fields, 50km from Kyi(...)

United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on screen in Geneva: ‘The scale of unlawful killings, including indicia of summary executions in areas to the north of Kyiv, is shocking.’ Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution on Thursday to set up an investigation into possible war crimes by Russian troops in the Kyiv area and(...)

Sofia Sapega (24) was flying with her boyfriend Roman Protasevich, a dissident blogger critical of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, on a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius in May 2021 when it was diverted to Minsk by Belarusian authorities. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP via Getty Images

A student who was seized from a Ryanair flight forced to land in Belarus was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday, accused of fomenting unrest in (...)

People prepare to board an evacuation train to Lviv the day after arriving with a humanitarian convoy from the besieged city of Mariupol. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty

The European Union has urged Moscow to allow the urgent evacuation of residents from the ruined Ukrainian city of Mariupol, as the United Nations huma(...)

Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by Ukraine’s  civil defence in central Kyiv on Monday. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Ukrainian officials accused Moscow’s military of killing at least nine civilians and injuring dozens in a missile strike on the fifth day of a Russian(...)

The dismissal of Emma Reilly from her job at the UN marked the culmination of a long saga that shone a harsh light on the world’s most important human rights body. Photograph: iStock

Almost three weeks ago, on November 9th, Emma Reilly received a letter that told her she was being dismissed from her job at the United Nations. For t(...)

 Peng Shuai:  a former doubles world number one, has not been seen in public since she accused the former high-ranking official Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on November 2nd. Photograph: Francis Malasig/EPA,

The UN has called on Chinese authorities to prove the whereabouts of Peng Shuai, as photos purporting to show the tennis player were released by a st(...)

Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in on Thursday as head of Sudan’s new Sovereign Council, which replaces the power-sharing body he dissolved last month. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Western powers expressed grave concern on Friday over the appointment of a new Sudanese ruling council by the general who led last month’s coup, sayin(...)

Taliban fighters patrol along a street in Kabul on September 13th, 2021. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty

The Taliban, facing the imminent collapse of humanitarian aid into Afghanistan, have given the UN written assurances on the safe passage and freedom o(...)

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