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BEIRUT -- Any government considering arming Syrian rebels should conduct a “rigorous human-rights risk assessment” before proceeding with weapons transfers, Amnesty International said Thursday. The group released a pair of studies detailing...
An arms embargo on Somalia will be eased for a year, allowing the country's new government to buy some weapons to battle religious extremists, the U.N. Security Council said Wednesday. The Security Council resolution adopted Wednesday maintains the...
Ninety-four people accused of trying to seize power went on trial Monday in the United Arab Emirates, in a tightly guarded hearing criticized by human rights groups. The suspects allegedly launched an organization that claimed to promote “the...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.Somalia has charged a woman who said she was raped by government troops, accusing her of making a false accusation and insulting a government body, according to Human Rights Watch. A freelance journalist who talked to the woman also faces charges, along...
Imagine if North Korea or Iran or Venezuela deployed thousands of unmanned surveillance aircraft in search of earthbound enemies, a swarm of robotic hunters armed with lethal weaponry and their governments’ go-ahead to exterminate targets. It&...
Tags: International Law, White House, Hamas, Israel, Murder
Japan hanged three convicted killers, its Justice Ministry said Thursday. The hangings are the first executions under the new government, continuing a secretive practice that has appalled human rights groups and made Japan an outlier among wealthy...
Tags: Death Penalty, Prisons, Japan, Punishment, Shinzo Abe
California prison officials continue to move prisoners out of its controversial high-security units, where inmates are held, many indefinitely, nearly 23 hours a day in spartan isolation with minimal access to exercise and reduced privileges for such...
Facing continued pressure over alleged wartime abuses, Sri Lankan officials rejected renewed accusations that a 12-year-old boy was executed in the final throes of its bloody civil war. Questions surrounding the death of Balachandran Prabhakaran, the...
Two people face murder charges in Papua New Guinea after a woman was burned alive, a gruesome killing that drew global attention to sorcery slayings in the Pacific nation. A mob of attackers killed Kepari Leniata earlier this month after she was accused...
Tags: Justice System, Judges, Murder, Papua New Guinea, United Nations
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.Clashes erupted in Bahrain early Thursday, leaving a teenager dead and tensions soaring as protesters marked the second anniversary of the continued uprising against the Persian Gulf monarchy. Bahraini police said a young man was fatally injured as...
Tags: Iran, Political Dissent, Iraq, Bahrain, Murder
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Tuesday called on the United Nations to tighten international sanctions against North Korea in response to that country's third and most powerful nuclear test, but administration officials argued that the new leaders...
When I walk into Tahrir Square alone these days, carrying my notebook, I try to remain calm, act like I belong and move with the cascading crowds. If you seem scared or intimidated, they smell your fear. Like other female reporters, I have grown...
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