A year after pro-reform protests began in Bahrain, the government is far from delivering human rights change.
Russia and China have again vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, the day after a military assault killed scores of civilians in Homs.
Two women working for Iraq's vice-president have been arrested and are being held incommunicado.
Amnesty International delegates in Libya have uncovered widespread torture and ill-treatment of suspected pro-al-Gaddafi fighters and loyalists.
Court says Jordanian cleric should not be deported but accepts UK's argument that 'diplomatic assurances' can mitigate the risk of torture.
An Arab League observer mission to Syria is due to report back on its preliminary findings on Sunday.
Police allegedly subjected 18 year old Hassan ‘Oun to beatings and threats of rape after his arrest in Manama this week.
In one of the deadliest weeks since pro-reform protests began, Syria is imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists".
A UN Commission of Inquiry's report has confirmed that Syrian security forces committed crimes against humanity in their crackdown on protesters.
By granting immunity, Yemen's power-transfer deal delivers a hammer blow to accountability for human rights violations.
The BICI report's recommendations must be used to lay the foundations of far-reaching rights reform in Bahrain.
Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.
The BICI report's publication marks a key opportunity for Bahraini authorities to ensure justice for victims of abuses during this year's protests.
Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.
The Arab League has voted in favour of suspending Syria's membership of the organization.
The UN Security Council's endorsement of a deal urging the Yemeni president to step down must not be interpreted as backing immunity.
Iran must acknowledge current and past human rights abuses during UN committee hearing.
A Saudi Arabian human rights activist has been arrested and is at risk of torture and other human rights violations.
Bahrain's Public Prosecutor has ordered the re-trial of 20 doctors and health workers handed prison terms by a military court of up to 15 years.
Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people.