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  • 21 May 2015

    Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid labourers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers, Amnesty International has said.

  • 21 May 2015

    Model Janice Dickinson is suing Bill Cosby for defamation over denials by the veteran comedian's representatives after she accused him of raping her in 1982.

  • 20 May 2015

    Thousands of displaced people fleeing from Ramadi and the violence in Iraq's western Anbar province have poured into Baghdad after the central government waived restrictions and granted them conditional entry.

  • 20 May 2015

    Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea, the first breakthrough in the humanitarian crisis confronting south-east Asia.

  • 20 May 2015

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his own defence minister following a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government.