Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.
The Arab League has voted in favour of suspending Syria's membership of the organization.
Two Syrian activists who were involved in organizing peaceful protests in Aleppo, have been missing since early November.
More than 100 people are reported to have been killed since Syria announced it would abide by the Arab League's action plan for peace.
Alaa Abdel Fattah to serve the rest of his 15-day detention because of his criticism of a bloody crackdown on protesters by security forces this month.
Alaa Abdel Fattah appeared before military prosecutors but refused to answer questions in protest at civilians being tried before military courts.
The UN Security Council's endorsement of a deal urging the Yemeni president to step down must not be interpreted as backing immunity.
Video evidence and conflicting reports raise questions about how the former Libyan leader died after his capture.
Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi’s death must not stop his victims in Libya from seeing justice being done.
More than 30 security officials dragged Bahraini teacher and activist Jalila al-Salman from her home early this morning.
Those responsible for committing serious crimes under international law in Yemen must be brought to justice.
A Saudi Arabian human rights activist has been arrested and is at risk of torture and other human rights violations.
Maikel Nabil Sanad, a 26-year-old blogger, is due to face a second military trial over charges related to his writings.
A Syrian-born man has been arrested in the USA for allegedly collaborating with Bashar al-Assad's government to spy on Syrian activists living abroad.
An eyewitness to the killing tells Amnesty International of Mesha'al al-Tammo's death on Friday.
Egypt's worst violence in months erupted when the army policed a Coptic Christian protest in Cairo, leaving at least 25 dead and many injured.
Pro-government "thugs" attacked a peaceful women's march in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz, called to celebrate a Yemeni woman's Nobel Peace Prize.
Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people.
Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is at risk of dying on hunger strike in prison after a court delayed his appeal.
Libyan forces must act to spare civilians and allow humanitarian supplies into the besieged coastal city of Sirte.