Everyone knows that the Assad regime – from father Hafez onwards – has employed torture and executions to preserve the doubtful purity of the Baath party
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Sunday 21 October 2012
The dispassionate political player who is 'up for anything'
Friday 19 October 2012
British police officers could soon be armed with more powerful "two-shot" Tasers, it can be disclosed.
'Kafkaesque' government plans to use secret evidence in court threaten principles of open justice, say Amnesty
Monday 15 October 2012
Government plans to extend the use of secret evidence in court are Kafkaesque and threaten the very principles of fair and open justice, Amnesty International said today.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Amnesty International's latest study highlights how the Chinese government's attempts to boost the economy have increased the pace of forced evictions nationwide
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the extent of artillery bombardment in the Syrian city of Aleppo where rebels are struggling to fight off an offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Thursday 02 August 2012
On one of his recent radio shows, a popular Somali comedian ridiculed commanders of a ruthless Islamist insurgent group that is notorious for forcibly recruiting boys into its ranks and making them fight.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Huge crowds greeted Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she returned to her old home in Oxford
Wednesday 23 May 2012
The Eurovision Song Contest is the most-watched non-sporting competition in the world. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that Azerbaijan's government sees Saturday's gala as a ticket of admission to the community of nations. Nor that President Ilham Aliyev has spent around $134m on a spanking new venue to host the event.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Gay England football fans travelling to Ukraine for Euro 2012 have been warned to keep a low profile for their own safety.
Monday 07 May 2012
Islands' government wants to 'renew' its image in UK and US after months of conflict
Sunday 22 April 2012
Thursday 19 April 2012
If the European Court of Human Rights were a celebrity, it would have likely hired Max Clifford by now, and together they would have broken the record for filling the most law suits for libel and slander
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Shadow hangs over Formula One race as hardliners block hunger-striker's release
Activists climb roof of Bahrain Embassy to protest human rights violations and this weekend’s Grand Prix
Monday 16 April 2012
Two activists managed to climb onto the roof of the Bahrain Embassy in London today in protest at continuing human rights violations inside the Gulf kingdom and the decision by Formula 1 to press ahead with this weekend’s Grand Prix.
Friday 06 April 2012
The culture of denial was as disturbing then as it remains now. Painful truths need to be accepted
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village