A British citizen living in Saudi Arabia faces public flogging after Islamic authorities found wine hidden in his car. His case is drawing criticism of Western indifference towards human rights issues in the Middle Eastern country.
International charity Medecins Sans Frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights say that the bombing of an MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan this weekend, possibly by US forces, could be a war crime.
A new cafe that only admits women has opened in Gaza. It's one of several in the Middle East and is designed to be a public venue where women can meet comfortably in a culture that values women's privacy.
A large number of Iraqis have applied for asylum in Finland this year, many of whom believe that the country processes applications quickly, offers generous benefits, and has an abundance of jobs, but Finland is taking small steps to stem the flow.