EU Parliament lifts Le Pen immunity over alleged racial slur

The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's far-right National Front party, over charges of inciting racial hatred in a video clip...

HRW: Turkish government tolerating torture under state of emergency

Turkey is turning a blind eye to torture practices under the country's current state of emergency, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Tuesday.

ICC: South Africa, Burundi withdrawal "watershed moment" for justice

The African continent experienced a "watershed moment" for justice after South Africa and Burundi announced their withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the president of the court...

Northern Ireland Christian bakers lose appeal in row over "gay cake"

A Northern Irish bakery lost its appeal against a court ruling that said it discriminated against a gay man by refusing to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage, the Press Association reported...

India’s key Muslim shrine to lift ban on entry to women

A trust that runs Mumbai's Haji Ali mosque said on Monday it will revoke a ban on women entering the inner sanctum of the shrine, in accordance with court orders.

Cairo court upholds 20-year sentence against ex-president Morsi

Egypt's top appeals court on Saturday upheld a 20-year prison sentence against former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi for attacks on protesters who took to the streets in 2012 against his one-...

US State Department releases more Clinton emails

The US State Department on Friday released 112 emails from Hillary Clinton's email account that had been recovered during an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server.

Pakistan top court rules schizophrenics can be executed

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled that schizophrenia is not categorized as a mental illness, meaning the appeal of a death row prisoner suffering from the disorder is effectively denied, reported...

Being in ICC prevents peacekeeping work, says departing South Africa

South Africa announced Friday that it will leave the International Criminal Court, saying its ICC membership hampered its efforts to help resolve conflicts in Africa.

Hitler salute is grounds for dismissal, German court rules

A German employment tribunal on Thursday ruled that a Nazi salute is grounds for dismissal after a driver for a patient transfer service filed a legal complaint against his employer.

ICC convicts former Congolese vice president of bribing witnesses

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of bribing witnesses in his trial.

Berlusconi's "Ruby Heart Stealer" to face new trial with 22 others

The nightclub dancer at the centre of the "bunga bunga" criminal case against former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is to face a new trial, along with 22 other defendants, for perverting the...

German medicine price-fixing breaks EU law, court rules

Germany's system of setting fixed prices for prescription-only medication is in breach of EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Wednesday, arguing that it restricts the free movement of goods.

Saudi Arabia executes royal prince for murder

A prince from the Saudi royal family was executed on Tuesday for murdering a man during a brawl in the capital Riyadh, the Interior Ministry announced.

Report: US-Iran dual nationals jailed for spying in Iran

A court in Iran has sentenced two US-Iranians to 10 years in prison each on spying charges, news agency Mizan reported Tuesday.