| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:31 PM
BEIRUT -- Jordan has denied entry to "hundreds, if not thousands," of refugees fleeing the fighting in neighboring Syria, Amnesty International said Thursday.
In a 40-page report, the rights group accused the Jordanian government of discriminating...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte is one of two 2013 recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Awards to be handed out Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland, along with Pakistani teen human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The advocacy groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are accusing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of possible war crimes for drone strike campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen. These charges won't have much weight within the United...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:20 PM
When President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in the White House on Wednesday for the first high-level contact between their countries in years, there will be plenty to talk about but little on which to agree.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:05 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan are not as precise as American officials have suggested, and some appear to have violated international law, according to a pair of reports by human rights organizations based on interviews...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law.
Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:16 AM
CAIRO -- Saying that Egypt is “failing abysmally” to meet international obligations, Amnesty International called Thursday for the country’s military-backed government to stop detaining and deporting Syrian war refugees. Egypt denied...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The case of an Iranian drug smuggler who faces a second execution attempt after surviving his first hanging has stirred an international outcry over what human rights groups consider the country's excessive resort to the death penalty.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:38 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 950 rebel suspects died or were killed in custody in the first half of the year in northern Nigeria, where security forces are confronting militant Islamists, according to Amnesty International.
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes.
But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
| Sep 11, 2013
When Benjamin Todd Jealous was chosen in 2008 at age 35 to be the NAACP's youngest president ever, a number of old-timers questioned whether he was up to the job. Five years later, they should be sorry that he is leaving so soon.
That was my reaction...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Persecution affects some 600 million Christians annually, according to a study by the Hudson Institute, and the Pew Forum says Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. In countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan and Kenya, Christians...