Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi likely to romp to victory.
More than one in ten French women have been raped at least once, according to a study on sexual violence, published on Friday.
The United States will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, coinciding with Israel's celebration of the 70th anniversary of its independence.
A U.N. rights commission in South Sudan said Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes.
French authorities said on Friday they intend to seal off extremists within prisons and open new centres to reintegrate returning jihadists into society.
Three police officers have been injured after clashes with anti-fascist protesters in the northwestern Italian city of Turin.
The reform of the Iranian judicial system may be the key to improving the situation with human rights in the country.
Iran's hardline former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the immediate holding of free presidential and parliamentary elections.
A Russian court on Thursday slapped a $1,700 fine on a Moscow cinema which screened British comedy "The Death of Stalin" in defiance of an official ban.
At least 3,000 people sleep rough on the streets of Paris, according to figures from the city's first ever homelessness census.