After Irish yes, Italy eyes gay unions

Lawmakers lag public opinion in country with no civil unions, same-sex marriage After Irish voters overwhelmingly approved same-sex marriage last month, the next battleground in Europe is clear:...

Ethiopia’s jailed journalists

To understand Ethiopia’s election next month, where the ruling party is likely to win an overwhelming majority in parliament, it’s important to understand what happened in Africa’s second-most populous...

Turkey censors coverage of prosecutor’s death

Turkey has blocked access to social media sites Twitter and YouTube after users published online photos of Marxist militants aiming a gun at a hostage who was later killed in a shootout with police last...

Russia to close two news outlets in Crimea

A Crimean news agency and a media company will be shut down on April 1 after being denied licenses to operate by Russia's communications regulator. The Crimean News Agency, also known as QHA, and the media...

Yemen instability bolsters al-Qaida group

Yemen's instability is an opportunity for Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula With continuing carnage in Syria and Iraq and a recent election in Israel, there’s one story that has been overshadowed from the...

India tries to suppress rape documentary

India's government is attempting to suppress the distribution of a documentary about a high-profile 2012 gang rape and murder jointly produced by the BBC and an Indian television network, arguing the video...

Turkey charges Dutch journalist for Kurdish reporting

Prosecutors in Turkey have charged a Dutch journalist with charges of making propaganda for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and are seeking to jail her for up to five years. Frederike Geerdink was...

Singapore blogger convicted of ‘contempt’

A court in Singapore has convicted a prominent blogger and gay-rights activist of contempt of court over a 2013 article suggesting judges had manipulated the dates of a court challenge to a Singapore law...