| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:41 AM
RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli restrictions have left two of the world's most prominent human rights organizations struggling to collect evidence of potential war crimes in Gaza, representatives of the groups told Reuters.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Among the reactions to the death of Robin Williams this week, a note posted online by one of his co-stars is gaining attention for its insight into the late comedian's loyalty.
Lisa Jakub, a former child actor who starred alongside Williams in the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:41 AM
A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan.
The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:31 PM
LAGOS - Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave.
Nigeria's military is battling an...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to persuade Americans to look beyond Africa's image of hunger and disease as he hosts a first-of-its-kind meeting of leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations this week.
But as he pushes Americans to invest...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:35 PM
IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish forces pushed Tuesday to retake territory they lost over the weekend to the Islamic State in a major counteroffensive that will test the ability of the best-trained military force in Iraq to confront the radical Islamist group....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Unlike most Palestinians, I don't believe that Israel attempts to kill a maximum number of Palestinian civilians, especially children. At the same time, I don't accept the Israeli claims that Hamas militants use Palestinian civilians as human shields. Yet...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:18 AM
PHILADELPHIA — Police late Saturday charged a man in the killing of a 3-year-old girl as she was getting her hair braided on her Grays Ferry porch the night before.
The death of Tynirah Borum — one of five people hit in the blaze of gunfire...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Kremlin is keeping Edward Snowden guessing about whether it will renew temporary asylum for the fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor.
Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. prosecutors after he leaked details about NSA surveillance practices, was...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Egypt's Interior Ministry will investigate the alleged torture of a detainee at a Cairo police station, local newspapers reported Tuesday amid growing accusations of abuse in Egyptian prisons and detention facilities.
The investigation was prompted by...