U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley has released a statement condemning a scheduled appearance at the U.N. Human Rights Council by an Iranian official tied to serious human rights violations.
Amnesty International says dozens of women are at risk of "long jail terms" for protesting against the compulsory hijab in Iran.
Russia says a daily "humanitarian pause" will be introduced in the Syrian rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta starting on February 27.
In a joint statement, five Iranian trade unions have lambasted the current monthly minimum wage as “not enough to cover a family’s living expenses for ten days".
The United Nations Human Rights Council is set to open its 37th annual session, which will include a speech by Iran’s justice minister, who has been sanctioned by the European Union and host Switzerland.
Russia has laid the groundwork for a likely veto on Monday of a British, U.S. and French bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Iran over its weapons falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group.
Iran has arrested three more environmentalists on spying charges, the country's powerful judiciary has said.