Tunisia's ruling Islamists and their secular opponents will start three weeks of negotiations on Saturday to allow the government to step down and make way for a caretaker cabinet until elections, a labor union mediating the talks said.
The retired Colombian police general who was security chief during former President Alvaro Uribe's first term faces a formal investigation in the unsolved disappearance 13 years ago of two human rights activists.
Malaysian MPs have approved changes to a crime-prevention law that opponents fear could be abused by authorities to hold people without trial for years and negate the prime minister's pledge to protect human rights.
The evidence of systematic human rights violations in Syria's brutal civil war is mounting daily. Although the newly adopted UN Security Council resolution on Syria can be seen as a significant step forward in addressing one aspect of unacceptable suffering inflicted upon Syrians -- the use of chemical weapons against civilians -- we can by no means be satisfied that it provides for a framework to ensure accountability for massive crimes committed to date.
Charles Blé Goudé, a crucial ally of Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast strongman indicted on charges of crimes against humanity, is being sought on similar charges, the International Criminal Court said Tuesday.