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

Opinion

Israel's human rights spies: Manipulating the discourse

Revelations about Israel's infiltration of NGOs in the 1970s shocked many, but human rights 'spies' are still out there.

Neve Gordon

by Neve Gordon
- Nicola Perugini

Neve Gordon

Middle East

Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

Israeli authorities reject Human Rights Watch request for work permit, accusing it of having a 'pro-Palestinian' agenda.

Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

Middle East

Syrian forces accused of chemical attacks in Aleppo

Rights group accuses Syria of eight chemical attacks, killing at least nine people during offensive to retake key town.

HRW: Syria carried out chemical attacks in Aleppo

Human Rights

India police blamed for almost 600 prisoner deaths

Officers not held accountable for deaths of almost 600 people in custody between 2010 and 2015, Human Rights Watch says.

HRW: Police responsible for hundreds of prisoner deaths

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces 'executed civilians' in Mosul offensive

Iraqi authorities deny Amnesty allegations that their forces tortured and killed six civilians during the Mosul push.

Nigeria

Nigeria officials 'sexually abusing Boko Haram victims'

Human Rights Watch says government officials and troops are exploiting women and girls who escaped grip of armed group.

HRW: Boko Haram refugees in Nigeria raped by officials

Humanitarian crises

Attack on UN convoy highlights aid delivery challenges

Rights and aid groups say the caution that follows a major attack can have devastating impact on civilian populations.

Attack on UN convoy highlights aid delivery challenges

Syria's Civil War

Russia bombs Syria rebels from Iran base for first time

The fighter jets took off from western Iran and conducted air strikes in Aleppo, Idlib and Deir el-Zor provinces.

Kenya

Kenyan forces accused of murder and abduction: report

Kenyan officials deny HRW allegations that security forces have "forcibly disappeared" 34 suspects linked to al-Shabab.

HRW: Security agencies killing suspects in Kenya

Kuwait

Kuwait sets minimum wage for domestic workers

The country becomes the first in the Gulf to regulate the work conditions of domestic staff through legislation.

Kuwait sets minimum wage for domestic workers

Islam

Islamophobia surges amid a 'politics of fear'

Muslims and refugees are being "scapegoated and alienated" as attacks claimed by ISIL rise, Human Rights Watch says.

Islamophobia surges amid a 'politics of fear'