War & Conflict

Syrian armed groups accused of committing war crimes

Amnesty International says five rebel groups have committed atrocities, including summary killings, in Idlib and Aleppo.

Human Rights

Germany 'failing to deal' with surge in hate crimes

Amnesty report highlights institutional racism in public administration in addition to racist violence.


'End police brutality', Brazil told ahead of Olympics

Amnesty International urges authorities to end what it calls "a systematic use of excessive force in slums".


EU states sell arms to Egypt despite embargo: Amnesty

Twelve countries have flouted EU-wide suspension on weapons transfers to Egypt, rights group says.

Human Rights

'Alarming rise' in global executions in 2015

Surge in Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia brings death toll to its highest point in 25 years, Amnesty International says.


Report highlights plight of DRC's 'cobalt children'

Western firms turn blind eye as child miners toil in dangerous conditions for precious "battery" mineral, Amnesty says.

Syria's Civil War

Russia rejects accusations of killing Syrian civilians

Moscow denies claims after Amnesty accuses it of killing civilians in air strikes that may be treated as war crimes.


Residents tell of suffering as battle for Kunduz rages

Families unable to bury dead and parents abandoned as army and Taliban fight for control of northern Afghan city.

Middle East

Syria chlorine gas attack evidence of 'fresh war crime'

Amnesty International says Syrian government forces are committing war crimes with impunity amid reports of gas attack.

Human Rights

Amnesty decries Iran draft law to boost population

Rights group says move will restrict access to birth control and reduce women to "baby-making machines".

Human Rights

Mining in Myanmar another 'resource curse' says Amnesty

Report says forcible eviction of rural communities to make way for a copper mine complex led to human rights breaches.

War & Conflict

Ukrainians escape encircled strategic town

Thousands of traumatised people have fled shelling in Debaltseve as warring sides battle for another key city.

Human Rights

Q&A: Broken Syrian families need Europe to do its duty

Amnesty director talks to Al Jazeera about Syrian refugees' right to a home and Britain's duty to offer resettlement.


Saudi postpones flogging of liberal blogger

Public lashing of liberal blogger Raif Badawi postponed on medical grounds, as UN joins calls for him to be pardoned.

Inside Story

Buffer or barrier to Egypt-Gaza relations?

More homes face demolition as Egyptian security forces warn people a buffer zone with Gaza is to be extended.