International observers have denounced the lack of "equal" conditions for candidates to campaign in Turkey's twin presidential and parliamentary elections that were swept by incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party.
As South Sudan enters its sixth year of independence, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is calling the situation in the country ‘a catastrophe for children’ and cautioned that they are being denied a childhood in nearly all aspects of their lives.
A senior Islamic Republic official has criticized Al Saud over the cancellation of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage for the Iranian nation, saying the Saudi family prevented Iranians from making a "dignified" religious expedition.
US wildlife officials have decided against setting aside protected habitat for the cave dwellings of an imperiled species of bats, saying that doing so might draw the attention of vandals who would do harm to the lairs of the winged mammals.
A new survey reveals that British patients are being denied mental health care, new hips and knees and drugs to boost their recovery from illness including cancer mainly due to the National Health Service's austerity measures to overcome its growing cash crisis.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian categorically dismissed as "false" a report about the arrest of two Iranian military officers in Aden, Yemen, saying Tehran has no military presence in the Arab country.