Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'arrests women's rights activists'

Saudi authorities detained seven women's rights defenders since May 15, Human Rights Watch says.

Saudi Arabia 'arrests women's rights activists'

Human Rights Watch

Killing of Palestinians in Gaza 'unlawful, calculated'

No evidence that any Palestinians seriously threatened Israeli soldiers in Gaza protests, Human Rights Watch says.

Killing of Palestinians in Gaza 'unlawful, calculated'

Facebook

UN: Facebook had a 'role' in Rohingya genocide

'I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast.'

UN: Facebook had a 'role' in Rohingya genocide

Immigration

Women, children held in 'freezing cells' on US border

Advocates say US policy is 'inhumane' as report highlights treatment of women and children immigrants.

Women and children detained in 'freezing cells' on US border: HRW

Iran

Iran's Gonabadi Dervishes: A 'long history' of persecution

Clashes between members of an Iranian Sufi order and police follow more than a decade of increasing tension.

Iran's Gonabadi Dervishes: A 'long history' of persecution

Rohingya

Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya

Satellite imagery released by HRW shows Rohingya dwellings razed between late December and February.

Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya

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