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The number of deaths in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta has climbed to 400 since Syrian government planes began bombarding the region on Sunday. Russia...

Latin America's once 'model democracy' now struggles to maintain order and feed a divided people. But the seeds of its current demise were sewn a...

What is behind the rise in global rights violations? - Inside Story

Amnesty International says leaders including Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are undermining human rights. In its latest report looking at the state...

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro wants what he calls a "mega" election - urging people to come out early to vote, not just for the next...

Cyprus has accused Turkey of obstructing its offshore gas exploration in the east Mediterranean. Turkish Cypriots want a revenue-sharing agreement...

African refugees in Israel's Holot Detention Centre have gone on hunger strike, in protest against the imprisonment of seven Eritreans who refused...

At the Winter Olympics opening ceremony a few special volunteers, handpicked by the South Korean government, sat in the VIP section alongside the...

The US president may refer to them as "shithole" countries, but despite his impression - and those often held in other Western capitals - many West...

This year's Berlin Film Festival is giving a voice to indigenous filmmakers, who are not often represented in mainstream cinema. From the Pacific...

Severe water restrictions imposed on Cape Town's residents and visitors appear to be working - Day Zero has been pushed to July 9 instead of the...

The year 2017 was one of the darkest years for human rights in recent history, according to a report by Human Rights group, Amnesty International....

Munjed al-Muderis was a young doctor in Iraq when he was forced to flee Saddam Hussein's brutality.He became detainee #982 in one of Australia's...

A special envoy sent to Chile by Pope Francis to investigate cover-ups in a sex abuse scandal has been hospitalised. This has put more pressure...

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, bringing traffic to a standstill on...