A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer arrested this year has had to endure hours of interrogation and his health has suffered, his wife wrote in a letter released on Friday, calling for his immediate release.
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, was today detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court. Lakhvi, 54, was detained for three months under the Maintenance of Public Order or MPO.
President Tayyip Erdogan's tightening grip on power is likely to meet little more than symbolic resistance from the West next year, as Turkey's G20 presidency and the fight against Islamic State trump concerns about a slide towards authoritarianism.
Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them children -- in a school massacre.