Feb 20, 2013 13:25 EST
Police arrested two separatist leaders in south Yemen ahead of planned rival rallies marking the first anniversary of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh's ouster, an official and activists said Wednesday.
Nov 12, 2012 04:37 EST
Iran's judiciary will soon make public the findings of a probe into the death in detention of a blogger whose fate provoked an international outcry, its High Council of Human Rights said.
Nov 11, 2012 15:15 EST
Iran's judiciary will soon make public the findings of a probe into the death in detention of a blogger whose fate provoked an international outcry, its High Council of Human Rights said on Sunday.
Nov 11, 2012 09:06 EST
Parliament has launched a probe into the death in detention of an Iranian blogger and will make its report public, the ISNA news agency on Sunday cited deputy speaker Mohammad Hassan Abutorabi as saying.
Nov 01, 2012 15:55 EDT
Syrian rebels killed 28 soldiers on Thursday, a watchdog said, amid a report they beat and executed some of them, as fighting raged in the country's northwestern battlefields.
Oct 04, 2012 10:31 EDT
Syrian rebels killed 21 members of the elite Republican Guard in Damascus province on Thursday, as the army subjected several districts of second city Aleppo to fierce shelling, a monitoring group said.
Sep 11, 2012 09:49 EDT
Rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday welcomed the release from prison in Iran of a Christian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who had been condemned to death for converting from Islam to Christianity.
Jul 31, 2012 14:32 EDT
Amnesty International urged UAE authorities on Tuesday to release activists or provide them with fair trials, saying 50 people have been arrested in a clampdown on peaceful dissent.
Jul 11, 2012 11:45 EDT
Amnesty International on Wednesday called on Bahraini authorities to release leading Shiite activist Nabil Rajab sentenced to three months in jail for posting tweets deemed insulting to Sunnis.
Jul 05, 2012 11:29 EDT
Amnesty International called on Friday for an immediate arms embargo on the Syrian government and for caution over the supply of weapons to rebels in the conflict-strewn country.
Jun 29, 2012 15:45 EDT
Amnesty International on Friday urged world leaders at a Geneva conference on the Syrian conflict not to sacrifice human rights for the sake of a political settlement.
Jun 28, 2012 05:49 EDT
Peace envoy Kofi Annan is pushing a plan for an interim government for Syria to include representatives of both sides in the conflict ahead of an international conference on Saturday, diplomats said.
Jun 28, 2012 02:01 EDT
Peace envoy Kofi Annan is proposing a transitional government for Syria including members from both sides of the country's war, diplomats said.
Jun 27, 2012 13:27 EDT
An attack on a pro-government television station near Damascus killed seven staff on Wednesday, as peace envoy Kofi Annan confirmed a meeting on Syria would be held on the weekend.
May 22, 2012 15:53 EDT
The Syrian conflict took a broader turn in the region on Tuesday after Syrian rebels reportedly kidnapped 13 Lebanese Shiite Muslims as they were headed home by bus from a pilgrimage in Iran.
Mar 23, 2012 12:38 EDT
Amnesty International on Friday urged Israeli authorities to release Palestinian prisoner Hanaa al-Shalabi who has been on hunger strike for more than a month, saying she was "at risk of death."
Mar 14, 2012 02:03 EDT
The UN and Arab League were considering Syria's response to their proposals to end the bloodshed as Amnesty International Wednesday alleged detainees in Syria faced a "nightmarish world" of torture.
Feb 28, 2012 06:09 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has "dramatically escalated" a crackdown on dissent in the run-up to this week's parliamentary elections, arresting lawyers, students and journalists and targeting electronic media, human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Feb 27, 2012 19:15 EST
Iran has escalated its crackdown on freedom of expression ahead of this week's parliamentary election, Amnesty International said in a report published on Tuesday.
Feb 24, 2012 05:29 EST
Western and Arab nations are to challenge Syria to allow in desperately needed humanitarian aid at a meeting Friday aimed at increasing pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to end his bloody crackdown.