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.
A military court in Bahrain has sentenced 20 medics to long prison sentences on charges of attempting to topple the government during protests.
A video on Youtube shows Egyptian army and police officers beating and torturing detainees.
After a flawed trial and appeal, Bahrain's military justice system has upheld the guilty verdict against a group of prominent opposition activists.
A Syrian activist tells of the recent arrest of his father and brother, after the brother filmed pro-reform protests in a Damascus suburb.
A military court in Bahrain is due to rule on the appeal of 14 opposition activists jailed for their alleged role in pro-reform protests.
Saudi Arabia must take immediate steps to end all discrimination against women, following moves to give women the right to vote.
The health of a detained blogger has greatly deteriorated since prison authorities took away his heart medication, his family says.
A group of Bahraini women and girls have been subjected to beatings and other ill-treatment after their arrest at a Manama mall amid protests on Friday.
A mass grave possibly linked to the infamous 1996 Abu Salim massacre should be secured immediately to protect evidence.
Eighteen-year-old Zainab al-Hosni of Homs is the first woman known to have died in custody during Syria’s recent unrest.
Dozens killed as security forces use snipers and rocket-propelled grenades against protesters in Sana'a.
Sweeping security powers will now cover offences including disturbing traffic, broadcasting rumours, and “assault on freedom to work”.
A Saudi human rights activist taken to court after calling for reforms says he will continue to speak out against repression.
The NTC says it will "move quickly" to act on Amnesty International's new report on abuses and war crimes committed by supporters.