The Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte was elected in 2016 on a platform of ridding the country of its drug addiction problem. Thousands of people have been killed by police and vigilantes.
A charity set up by Brexit backer, Arron Banks, has been strongly criticised by the Charity Commission.
A new airline route between Israel and Scotland has been criticised as most Palestinians are barred from using Ben Gurion Airport.
A British businessman has been denied a fair trial and incarcerated for 20 months in “terrible” conditions in Belarus, according to human rights campaigners.
The Russian media group was unsuccessful in attempts to build relationships with universities in Scotland.
A company owned by the Northern Irish government has been sharply criticised by the international human rights group Reprieve for its role in setting up juvenile courts in Egypt.
In September 2017, Chris Leslie, award winning photographer and filmmaker, and Dr Jonathan Charley, from the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, visited Moscow to report on one of the largest urban migration programmes in history.
The US is to withhold more than £45m in aid for the UN relief agency for Palestinians, a move that could prove “catastrophic” for the humanitarian organisation and half a million children.
A report from the Yemen Data Project on the war there found a notable shift in targeting from the Saudi-led coalition with air raids on non-military targets double those recorded on military targets.