The government's anti-radicalisation Prevent strategy is to be independently reviewed after ministers
gave into longstanding pressure to address concerns about its impact.
Iran arrested 7,000 people last year in a "shameless campaign of
repression", according to Amnesty International. These included at least 112 women's rights activists who protested against the country's compulsory hijab law.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents and teachers have said schools may go underground and
children be educated at home if the government presses ahead with guidance on teaching about same-sex relationships and gender reassignment.
A Muslim man has lost a High Court
battle to build a raised marble edge at a West Midlands cemetery to stop people walking on his father's grave. Walsall Council leaders said they could not
accommodate his wish without harming the rights of other Muslims. The court ruled that their decision fell within the council's "margin of judgment".
An online petition calling on publisher DC Comics to halt its publication of a superhero comic featuring Jesus Christ as a main character has been
signed by more than 100,000 people.
Twelve abortions were carried out in Northern
Ireland last year, official statistics show. Terminations are only permitted in NI in cases where the woman's life is in danger or there is a permanent or
serious risk to her mental or physical health. Meanwhile the House of Commons women and equalities committee has visited Northern Ireland to
speak to campaigners on both sides of the abortion debate.