Bahraini police have arrested 49 people over allegations of links to terrorism and filed charges against another 290, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents.
United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end "repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights.
Students marching for independence of Spain’s Catalonia region say a crackdown by the central government in Madrid that has escalated ahead of a planned referendum in the region has heightened separatist sentiments among the people.
Nearly 400 people died in fighting that has rocked Myanmar's northwest for a week, new official data show, making it probably the deadliest bout of violence to engulf the country's Rohingya Muslim minority in decades.
Human rights groups have condemned Bahrain for its deadly crackdown on people in the village of Diraz, but the Saudi regime has come to Manama’s defense, saying the Bahraini kingdom is "an integral part" of Saudi Arabia's security.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the crackdown by Bahraini security forceson protesters was the outcome of US President Donald Trump "cozying up" to despots during a recent visit to Saudi Arabia.
India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) has ordered closures of abattoirs operating without licenses across several states , a move seen as alienating the country's Muslim population.
Myanmar's army chief has defended an ongoing crackdown against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims minority in Rakhine State after the UN pledged to probe a campaign of killing and torture by security forces there.
Dozens of Bahraini demonstrators have engaged in clashes with regime forces to express their strong opposition to the Al Khalifah regime’s harsh crackdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners and condemn assaults on residential buildings.