Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: $384 bounty for every communist rebel killed

Rights groups, rebels and indigenous activists accuse Philippine president of encouraging troops to commit war crimes.

Rodrigo Duterte offers 'per head' bounty for rebels

Saudi Arabia

Activist detained after questioning Saudi-Israel ties

Noha al-Balawi has reportedly been under detention in Saudi Arabia's northwestern region of Tabuk since January 23.

Activist detained after questioning Saudi-Israel ties

Human Rights

Australia prisoners with disabilities 'sexually abused'

Human Rights Watch report details how people with disabilities suffer sexual and physical abuse in Australian prisons.

Australia prisoners with disabilities abused: HRW

Saudi Arabia

HRW: Saudi violating international law in war on Yemen

Saudi-led coalition carried out 87 unlawful attacks resulting in nearly 1,000 civilian deaths, says Human Rights Watch.

HRW: Saudi violating international law in war on Yemen

Religion

HRW: India's political leaders promote Hindu supremacy

Rights group says Hindu supremacy promoted by India's ruling BJP party, which encouraged violence against Muslims.

HRW: BJP leaders publicly promoting Hindu supremacy

Human Rights Watch

Iraqi Yazidis accused of abducting, killing civilians

Human Rights Watch says 52 civilians from Imteywit tribe were forcibly kidnapped and killed by Yazidi fighters in June.

Iraqi Yazidis accused of abducting, killing civilians

Colombia

HRW urges Colombia to not promote officers linked to killings

Human Rights Watch is urging the Colombian government to halt the promotion of five senior military officers. They are being investigated for allegedly executing civilians who were wrongly accused of being "guerrilla" fighters.

Human Rights

HRW: Louvre Abu Dhabi 'tainted' by worker abuse

France director of rights group says the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum was accomplished at the cost of human suffering.

HRW: Louvre Abu Dhabi 'tainted' by worker abuse

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'freezes bank accounts' of ex-crown prince

Accounts of former Saudi crown prince reportedly frozen as Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption purge widens.

Saudi 'freezes bank accounts' of Mohammed bin Nayef

Human Rights

HRW: 'Ill-treated' detainees launch hunger strike in Yemen prison

Human Rights Watch, the US-based organisation, wants the UAE and its allies in the war in Yemen to take action to stop the alleged abuse. The militarisation of many of Yemen’s port cities is also creating major problems for local residents.

Zambia

HRW: Rural communities displaced by commercial farmers in Zambia

Human Rights Watch released a new report on the impact of commercial farming on rural communities in Zambia. The report says that vulnerable rural communities are paying the price, and in some cases, they are being forced to give up their land.

Asia

HRW: Myanmar committing 'crimes against humanity'

Rights group says Myanmar's army has committed 'serious violations' including rape during its crackdown on the Rohingya.

HRW: Myanmar committing 'crimes against humanity'

Middle East

Stripping Palestinians of residency may be 'war crime'

HRW says Israel's revocation of residency of nearly 15,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem 'illustrates a two-tiered system'.

Stripping Palestinians of residency may be 'war crime'

Middle East

HRW expresses fears for Saudi Arabia's ex-crown prince

In letter to government, rights group seeks clarification on reports of restrictions on movements of Mohammad bin Nayef.

HRW seeks information on Saudi Arabia's Nayef

Gaza

Israel 'scared to grant entry permissions to Gaza'

Rights group says Israel is blocking access for researchers to Gaza, compromising efforts to document violations.

HRW: Israel denying human rights workers access to Gaza