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    1. May 13, 2015

      Tunisian law raises fears of security state return

      Four years after Tunisian revolutionaries ousted longtime dictator Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali, proposed legislation threatens...

    2. May 3, 2015

      Saudi Arabia accused of using cluster bombs in Yemen air strikes

      The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has been accused by Human Rights Watch of using cluster munitions outlawed in much of the...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
    2. Qatar 2011

      The task of turning Qatar into a well-functioning diversified economy has only just begun...
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    1. May 3, 2015

      Thailand faces pressure after mass grave discovery

      Thailand is coming under renewed pressure over its role in international people smuggling after police unearthed a mass...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Bangladesh garment workers face intimidation and abuse

      A day before Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza collapsed — killing more than 1,100 garment workers making clothes for western brands —...

    3. April 17, 2015

      China jails veteran journalist Gao Yu for leaking ‘state secrets’

      China has sentenced a veteran journalist to seven years in prison on charges of “disclosing state secrets” in a case that...

    4. March 27, 2015

      Turkey passes contentious public order law

      Turkey’s parliament has ended weeks of stormy debate by passing a bill opposition politicians denounce as paving the way for...

    5. March 16, 2015

      Daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar arrested in Malaysia

      Nurul Izzah, a daughter of Malaysia’s jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, has been arrested for alleged sedition in what...

    6. March 12, 2015

      Cambodia under fire over worker rights

      Multinational clothes companies face fresh pressure in their search for low-wage Asian manufacturing after a new report...

    7. February 23, 2015

      Thailand jails students for royal insults

      Thailand has jailed two student dramatists for insulting the monarchy, in the latest legal crackdown on opponents of the...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Human rights fears rise in Venezuela

      Lilian Tintori repeats a question her five year-old daughter has asked more than once during the past year: “Will daddy die...

    9. February 10, 2015

      Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim loses appeal against sodomy conviction

      Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s veteran opposition leader, faced a five-year jail sentence and political oblivion after a court on...

    10. January 15, 2015

      Satellite images reveal scale of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

      Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the shocking scale of destruction wreaked on the Nigerian town...

    11. November 3, 2014

      At least 24 migrants killed as boat capsizes near Istanbul

      At least 24 people drowned off the Istanbul coast on Monday morning when a boat carrying migrants reportedly from...

    12. October 6, 2014

      Hitmen confess to Mexico student killings

      Mexican authorities say two organised crime hitmen have confessed to killing a group of students in the western state of...

    13. September 28, 2014

      Barack Obama admits US underestimated Isis

      US President Barack Obama has admitted that the US underestimated the capabilities of the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    14. September 22, 2014

      Concern grows over NGO crackdown in Azerbaijan

      The oil-rich government of Azerbaijan is coming under scrutiny from a prominent natural resources industry watchdog over a...

    15. August 12, 2014

      Egypt protest deaths may be crimes against humanity, says HRW

      A lengthy, deeply researched report by an international human rights group accused Egypt security forces of launching a...

    16. August 3, 2014

      Corpses bear witness to tit for tat violence in Baghdad belt

      The bodies of 15 Sunnis hung from electricity poles in a public square in the of Baqubah. The men had been shot in the head...

    17. July 30, 2014

      Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

      Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

    18. July 29, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Caught in the crossfire

      Ukraine’s civilian casualties On Trenev street, a short drive from the centre of Donetsk, crowds gathered Tuesday around a...

    19. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2014

      One year on from Rana Plaza, little has changed in Bangladesh's factories

      In the aftermath and shock of the Rana Plaza disaster, in which more than 1,100 people died, many promises were made. Yet...

    20. June 30, 2014

      Pakistan’s Shia targeted by Sunni militants

      Human Rights Watch, the international advocacy group, has warned of the growing threat to Shia Hazara Muslims from Sunni...

    21. June 27, 2014

      Iraq crisis: Rights group confirms Tikrit mass executions by Isis

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis) – the extremist jihadi group that has swept through northern Iraq...

    22. June 15, 2014

      China arrests civil rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang

      Human rights groups protested at the weekend over the arrest of Chinese civil rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who gained...

    23. May 28, 2014

      Madrid failed to protect citizens from housing crash, says report

      Spain has failed to protect the victims of the recent housing bust and debt crisis, according to a report by Human Rights...

    24. May 14, 2014

      Report slams US tobacco child labour

      Children who cannot legally buy cigarettes harvest tobacco, use heavy machinery and climb into barn rafters to dry leaves....

    25. April 30, 2014

      Brunei imposes sharia-based penal code

      The tiny, oil-rich sultanate of Brunei has become the first nation in the eastern part of Asia – and one of only a handful...

    26. April 28, 2014

      Pro-Moscow rebels intimidate journalists in east

      At 4pm last Friday a man in a suit – accompanied by eight others wearing combat fatigues, flak jackets, and balaclavas –...

    27. March 27, 2014

      Boko Haram insurgency affects 3m in northeast Nigeria, says relief agency

      More than a thousand people have been killed in northeast Nigeria since January and at least 3m have been affected by the...

    28. March 21, 2014

      Court annuls Thai election adding to political crisis

      Thailand plunged deeper into its crippling political crisis on Friday, after the constitutional court annulled national...

    29. March 18, 2014

      Sri Lanka arrests raise fears of authoritarian crackdown

      The arrest of two prominent political activists on terrorism charges has raised concern about creeping authoritarianism in...

    30. March 14, 2014

      Russia blocks websites in crackdown on free speech

      Liberal intellectuals in Russia are warning of a full scale crackdown on free speech and the right to protest, as Moscow...

    31. February 17, 2014

      Georgian conviction of Saakashvili ally raises fears over justice

      Georgia’s former prime minister has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of embezzlement and abuse of office,...

    32. January 24, 2014

      Gay writer brings  hope amid  Africa clampdown

      In the past week, globally renowned Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has received promises of bottles of whisky, flamboyant...

    33. January 24, 2014

      LGBT youth suffer isolation and intolerance

      When Dan Savage put up a YouTube video in 2010 in reaction to the suicide of Billy Lucas, a teenager in Indiana who was...

    34. The World

      January 21, 2014

      The Syrian regime's killing machine

      Anyone who thought references to the Assads’ “killing machine” in Syria’s civil war was hyperbolic metaphor should read a...

    35. January 15, 2014

      Soldiers, gangs and vigilantes battle for control of Michoacán

      The Mexican government is struggling to re-establish order in the western state of Michoacán, after its offensive to disarm...

    36. January 8, 2014

      Thailand: Collision course

      Nitithorn Lamlua stalks his Bangkok base camp just over the fence from the offices of the prime minister he loathes, his...

    37. January 5, 2014

      Bangladesh general election marred by deaths and opposition boycott

      At least 17 people were killed on Sunday as Bangladeshis voted in a general election marred by violence, arrests and an...

    38. December 21, 2013

      Egypt sends Morsi to trial in third case

      CAIRO, Dec 21 – Egypt’s deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, and 129 others including members of Hamas and Hizbollah,...

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