Musician and activist Bob Geldof announced he would return his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest at Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is a recipient of the honour.
Life of UK mother in Iran, Nazanin Zaghrai-Ratcliffe, endangered after comments by Foreign Secretary, her MP has said.
Landmark ruling sees company lose ruling its drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed.
The advert plays on Saudi Arabia's recent historic decision to overturn its decades-old women driving ban.
Sri Lanka government promises to investigate allegations of torture and rape against Tamils after AP testimony of 20 men about human rights abuses by army and police.
The test allows doctors to inspect the hymen of women to verify rape claims. It is considered unscientific and a violation of the victim's privacy, and was banned in India in 2014.
Women's rights campaigners in Iran have released eye-opening footage showing the abuse they receive when refusing to wear a hijab in public as part of the #WhiteWednesday movement.
Activists from Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance (WACA) scaled Sydney Opera House to protest treatment of refugees at Australian detention centre on Manus Island
Elyas Al-Mulla held at Jau Prison Bahrain following stage three colon cancer diagnosis. His mother Ahlam Hasan condemns UK government for silence about human rights abuses.
Kajal, a 23-year-old married woman at the time, was gang-raped after she accepted a car lift by an acquaintance as she was on her way to buy bread for her sick mother.
UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia have increased by almost 500% since start of Yemen War. Saudi-led air strikes have killed over 5,000 civilians, UN says.
Germany's highest court has ordered that a "third gender" be recognised on official documents including birth certificates in a decision met with praise by intersex campaigners.
An asylum seeker from El Salvador alleges that a female guard at a privately-owned detention centre in Texas, sexually assaulted her repeatedly.
Financier Bill Browder is Vladimir Putin's biggest enemy after passing Magnitsky Act over killing of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who exposed mass tax fraud by Russian government
In a call with Iranian Foreign Minister, Johnson offered to visit Iran to discuss the case and said his remarks were "no justifiable basis for further action".