Articles by Anissa Haddadi
United Nations monitors in Syria said they will renew attempts to access the site of the latest massacre in the village of al-Kubeir.
With his peace plan in tatters and reports of fresh slaughter in central province of Hama, peace envoy addresses UN in New York.
Joseph Kony's Lords Resistance Army is continuing to hunt down children after abducting more than 600 of them in the last two years.
Intisar Sharif Abdallah, a mother of three, sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in Sudan.
Anti-Bashar al-Assad activists say they have found more than 70 bodies and point to Syrian security forces and regime loyalists as the killers.
Dozens of protesters remain in Tahrir Square while others head to Alexandria for anniversary of death of Kahled Said.
Draft law softens legal stance against abortion but civil society organisations say it does not go far enough and want full decriminalisation.
Israeli MPs vote against bill that would have retroactively legalized settlers' homes built on Palestinian private land.
Erdogan tells World Economic Forum stalemate is single biggest problem to peace and stability in region.
Appointment follows mass expulsion of Western diplomats in tit-for-tat row amid ongoing violence.
International Committee of Red Cross warns of humanitarian crisis facing thousands who fled Houla massacre and urge help.
Head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, visits three disputed islands in Persian Gulf, in act of defiance likely to anger United Arab Emirates, which also claims sovereignty over them.
Gunmen order workers off bus before robbing, shooting and mutilating them, say anti-regime forces.
Vulnerable children increasingly targeted by people-smugglers in Ugandan cities for sale to human organ harvesters, minister warns
Deportation flights must be halted amid growing evidence of torture of returnees.
Two unnamed American tourists abducted by Bedouin tribesmen in Sinai Desert released unharmed
Thirteen officers involved in mutiny sentenced for uprising in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
More than 4,000 Syrian nationals of Kurdish origin have crossed the border into northern Iraq, as violence in Syria shows no signs of abating.
Two Americans tourists kidnapped while travelling in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Suicide bomber blows himself up outside district police headquarters in southern Afghanistan killed at least five officers.