Much of Misratah remains without communications, power or water as civilians are caught up in a worsening humanitarian crisis.
The concessions now being made by the Syrian government have been achieved at a very heavy cost in human lives.
Government intent on trying to crush all dissent using the most repressive means as protests continue to grow across the country.
Reports of torture and death in custody raise alarm over Bahrain's treatment of more than 400 anti-government protesters.
Amnesty International reveals fresh evidence of extrajudicial executions apparently committed by Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi's forces.
Amnesty International condemns the excessive use of force used by the Egyptian army after at least two protesters are reportedly killed.
At least 171 people are believed to have been killed during three weeks of unrest in Syria, Amnesty International said today after more deaths during protests.
The Libyan authorities have been carrying out a smear campaign against Eman al-Obeidi, who is now being sued by those she says raped her.
President al-Assad blamed a foreign ‘conspiracy’ for unrest instead of lifting the country's repressive state of emergency in a key speech today.
Amnesty International reveals situation facing people fleeing North Africa unrest as Silvio Berlusconi pledges to “clear Lampedusa within 48-60 hours".
The Syrian government's pledge to lift the country's long-standing state of emergency must be swiftly backed up with concrete steps, Amnesty International said.
Libyan authorities must investigate Eman al-Obeidi's rape allegations, reveal her whereabouts and guarantee her safety
At least 55 people are believed to have been killed during a week of unrest in and around the Syrian town of Dera’a, Amnesty International said today.
The decision comes amid concern at mass human rights violations committed during an ongoing crackdown on dissent and an increased use of the death penalty.
The Syrian government must ensure its security forces end attacks on protesters and others during ongoing unrest, Amnesty International says amid reports of mass casualties.
Security forces must be stopped from using heavy handed tactics at tomorrow’s demonstration in Sana'a, dubbed the “Friday of Departure”.
Amnesty International condems deadly attack on a mosque by Syrian security forces as suspected dissidents are rounded up.
Women protesters cleared from Tahrir Square on 9 March were forced to have ‘virginity tests' after being beaten and given electric shocks by soldiers.
At least six anti-government protesters have died after security forces opened fire on demonstrators during continuing unrest in the southern city of Dera'a.