Human Rights

HRW: Palestinian authorities committed abuses, torture

Palestinian governments, accused of systematic human rights violations, reject HRW report as 'biased' and 'inaccurate'.

HRW: Palestinian authorities committed abuses, torture

Afghanistan

Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?

Kandahar police chief known for being a powerful commander and feared enemy of the Taliban was killed on Thursday.

Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?

Opinion

The peace deal with Ethiopia has not changed Afwerki's Eritrea

If anything, it has actually strengthened his regime.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to jointly probe Khashoggi case

Ankara and Riyadh form a 'working group' to look into controversy, but Turkey says separate probe will continue.

Turkey to work with Saudi investigators on Khashoggi case

Philippines

Children go hungry as the Philippine economy grows

In Manila's largest slum, children hunt for scraps of food amid the rubbish against the backdrop of rising skyscrapers.

Children go hungry as the Philippine economy grows

Middle East

ISIL fighters' families held against their will in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of women and children who lived with the group have been accused of being accomplices.

Croatia

Council of Europe urges Croatia to probe police abuse allegations

Numerous rights groups have reported on violent pushbacks of migrants, but Croatia denies the allegations.

Council of Europe urges Croatia to probe police abuse allegations

Peru

Peru annuls ex-leader Fujimori's pardon and orders his capture

Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for commanding right-wing death squads that massacred civilians.

Peru annuls ex-leader Fujimori's pardon and orders his capture

Philippines

Duterte: My only sin is extrajudicial killings

Activists call for prosecution as Philippines president apparently admits to responsibility for killings in 'drugs war'.

Rodrigo Duterte: 'My only sin is extrajudicial killings'

Iraq

HRW: Iraqis forcibly disappeared 'by security forces'

Human Rights Watch documented at least 74 cases of enforced disappearances carried out by by pro-government forces.

HRW: Iraqis forcibly disappeared 'by security forces'

Latin America

Will 'thousands killed by Colombia's army' get justice?

Families fear transitional system will delay justice for those killed by Colombian military during war with FARC.

Colombia false positive scandal: Families demand 'greater truth'

Kashmir

Rebel's body dragged, army officer calls it 'normal'

Activists demand inquiry after image surfaces on social media, but Indian army officer defends 'normal procedure'.

Outrage after photo of soldiers dragging Kashmir rebel's body

Human Rights Watch

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

The government favours technological solutions, but workers say collective action is essential to stopping abuse.

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

Uighur

US 'weighing' China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims

US State Department non-committal in press briefing, but media reports say officials are considering punitive measures.

US 'weighing' China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims

Asia Pacific

HRW report: Chinese government violates Xinjiang Muslims' rights

Human Rights Watch says it has new evidence of the arbitrary mass detention, torture, and mistreatment of Turkic Muslims by the Chinese government in Xinjiang province.