HRW wants Saudi Arabia to ease sex rules

2016-04-18 21:01

Human Rights Watch has hailed Saudi Arabia's decision to strip its frequently criticised religious police of many of their powers, urging the kingdom to also ease sex segregation rules.

Syria opposition rejects UN's Assad proposal

2016-04-16 17:09

Syria's opposition has rejected a proposal from the UN envoy that would have kept Bashar Assad as president during a political transition, with three deputies of his opponents' choosing.

Millions drinking arsenic-laced water in Bangladesh

2016-04-06 14:00

Some 20 million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Ivory Coast 2010 poll violence victims still awaiting justice: HRW

2016-03-22 21:02

Ivory Coast must deliver "long overdue" justice to the victims of deadly clashes that swept the world's top cocoa grower after disputed elections in 2010, Human Rights Watch says.

Ethiopian security forces in bloody crackdown

2016-02-22 20:37

Ethiopian security forces are carrying out a relentless and bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in the Oromia region, HRW reports.

HRW lambastes Danish plan to seize migrants' valuables

2016-01-27 17:31

Legislation agreed in Denmark to seize the valuables of refugees in the hope of limiting the flow of migrants is "despicable", US-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch says.

Accusations grow against Russia over Syria civilian killings

2015-12-24 08:34

Accusations are growing against Russia over civilian killings and the use of banned munitions in Syria.

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

2015-12-19 12:33

At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

Burundi capital calm after worst violence in months

2015-12-13 18:31

The streets of Burundi's capital Bujumbura are calm as life returned to normal, days after nearly 90 people were killed in some of the worst violence in months of unrest.

400 000 Syrian refugee children not in school in Turkey

2015-11-09 13:10

More than 400 000 Syrian children living in Turkey are not in school, largely because of financial hardship, a plight which could push more refugees into making a desperate journey to Europe.


ISIS captures several villages from Syrian troops

2016-04-16 18:55

Syrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has captured several villages in the northern province of Aleppo during clashes with government forces.

Morocco expels 8 foreigners

2016-04-07 20:08

Eight foreigners have been expelled for supporting prisoners convicted for their roles in deadly protests in Western Sahara.

13 global NGOs fear for rights groups in Egypt

2016-03-23 21:01

Thirteen global rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has strained ties with Washington.

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of 'kidnapping' protests

2016-02-26 05:20

Ethiopia has accused arch-rival Eritrea of being behind anti-government protests in the Oromia region last year.

Danish anti-immigrant party sees further curbs

2016-01-27 20:41

Denmark will probably tighten its asylum policies further, the country's influential anti-immigration party has said, a day after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from refugees.

Saudi executes Egyptian convicted of murder

2016-01-27 16:23

Saudi Arabia has executed an Egyptian convicted of murder, adding to a surge in death sentences carried out since late 2014.

Nigeria soldiers killed Shi'ite children, no provocation - HRW

2015-12-23 09:19

Nigerian soldiers have fired on unarmed Shi'ite children with no provocation before unjustified raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human Rights Watch says.

5 dead in Ethiopia protests sparked by land grab fears

2015-12-15 19:48

Ethiopia's government say five people had died in weeks of protests sparked by land grab fears in the country's Oromia region, dismissing opposition reports of dozens dead and scores arrested.

HRW says Bush should be investigated for torture conspiracy

2015-12-01 20:12

Former US president George W Bush and a raft of senior officials from his administration should be investigated for conspiracy to torture, HRW says.

HRW slams Syria rebels for 'human shields'

2015-11-03 15:47

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian rebel groups outside Damascus of war crimes after they placed hostages, including civilians, in cages for use as “human shields” to deter government strikes.

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