2 August 2010
'Ali 'Abdullah Muhsin al-Rajhi was accused of murder but instead of being arrested and tried by the authorities, he was handed over to the victim's family and summarily killed.
President Asif Ali Zardari's visit comes amid increased focus by international leaders on his country's response to the Taleban-led insurgency.
1 August 2010
The groundbreaking disarmament and humanitarian treaty bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.
30 July 2010
Pascal Kabungulu was killed five years ago by a group of armed men who broke into his house and shot him dead in front of his family.
Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two human rights activists and a blogger whose trial is expected to conclude on Saturday.
Joseph Dunia Ruyenzi is one of hundreds of human rights activists in the country who face arrest, harassment, threats and even death over their work.
Shane Michael Bauer, Joshua Felix Fattal and Sarah Emily Shourd were arrested by Iranian forces in the Iraq-Iran border area a year ago.
Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.
29 July 2010
United Nations says an estimated 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water while more than 2.6 billion people have no access to basic sanitation.
28 July 2010
Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.