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    1. June 16, 2016

      Ethiopia 6-month crackdown leaves at least 400 dead

      Ethiopia’s six-month crackdown on protests in its Oromia region left more than 400 people dead, thousands injured and...

    2. May 10, 2016

      Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami

      Bangladesh has executed the septuagenarian leader of its largest Islamist political party for crimes against humanity...

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    1. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
    2. Kuwait 2013

      The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
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    1. Brussels Blog

      April 21, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The coming Turkey visa fight

      This is Thursday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    2. April 20, 2016

      Mining taps deep reserves of rage in Peru

      In a corner of southern Peru the land is so barren that Nasa uses it as a stand-in for Mars to see if potatoes can be...

    3. April 10, 2016

      Venezuela risks a descent into chaos

      At the main morgue of central Caracas, the stench forces everyone to cover their nostrils. “Now things are worse than...

    4. March 14, 2016

      UN refugee agency says it will resettle migrants despite concerns

      The UN’s refugee agency said it would play its part in resettling asylum seekers from Turkey to the EU, even though it...

    5. Brussels Blog

      March 9, 2016

      Is the EU-Turkey refugee deal legal?

      After a 12-hour meeting between the EU and Turkey, a tired-looking Jean Claude Juncker took to the stage after 1am on...

    6. March 4, 2016

      Turkey seizes largest opposition news group

      Turkey has seized control of the country’s largest opposition news group, appointing trustees to replace the board of...

    7. December 16, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: Thailand’s slave ships on the retreat

      Two big food companies have made extraordinary admissions about forced labour and a former top anti-trafficking...

    8. December 13, 2015

      Burundi crisis escalates as US advises citizens to leave

      Relatives of dozens of people missing after at least 87 people were killed in a significant escalation of the political...

    9. November 30, 2015

      Venezuela: ‘Ours is a nation of thugs’

      Inside a small house in La Acequia, one of the gritty shantytowns that drape the hills around Caracas, Carlos is...

    10. November 12, 2015

      UN in sanctions threat to Burundi over violence

      The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution warning Burundi that it faced the imposition of...

    11. October 28, 2015

      Mexico police accused of more illegal killings

      Mexican security forces have been accused of killing unarmed civilians in two more incidents, in allegations that will...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Child marriage in Bangladesh

      15 year old Nasoin Akhter poses for a video on the day of her wedding to a 32 year old man in Manikganj, Bangladesh. In...

    13. August 13, 2015

      Azerbaijan jails human rights couple Leyla and Arif Yunus

      An Azerbaijani court on Thursday handed lengthy jail sentences to two of the country’s most prominent human rights...

    14. June 22, 2015

      Human rights group hits out at World Bank

      The World Bank does too little to protect local opponents of its projects from political and physical retribution by...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. July 31, 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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