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Human Rights Watch said on September 10 it has evidence that the Chinese government is carrying out a “systematic campaign” of rights abuses against Turkic Muslims living in the country’s western Xinjiang Province, accusing authoritiesof arbitrary detention, torture and far-reaching controls over everyday life.

The group said in a report that Xinjiang’s Muslim population of about 13 million has been subjected to “forced political indoctrination, collective punishment, restrictions on...

The Syrian regime has resumed bombardment on the south of Idlib province on September 10, targeting a school in Jarjanaz town, killing at least nine civilians, mostly children, news sources from the ground have confirmed.

Heavy artillery and shelling has also taken place in the towns of Al-Heesh and Al-Teh as well as Qalaat Al Madeeq and Al-Janabra in the north of Hama province with a continuous barrage of missiles sending civilians fleeing further north towards the Turkish border....

Dozens of children kick up the sand underneath their sandals. They're playing, but not with toys or balls. They are playing a game called "Boko Haram versussoja (soldier)".

They scamper around screaming, "shoot!", ramming their fingers into each other's bodies. Their pointed fingertips are supposed to be the barrels of rifles or blade of swords.

They are pretending to kill each other. Some "die", falling over like felled trees. One child collapses with his hand pressed over his...

Israel's Supreme Court cleared the way for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, rejecting a final appeal in a case that has drawn heavy international criticism and become a rallying cry for the Palestinians.

In its decision, the court rejected an appeal to block the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. It said that a stay would expire in a week, and the encampment could then be legally torn down. There was no date immediately announced for the demolition.

The fate of...

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that he intends to expel the UNRWA organization from Jerusalem and replace the services it provides with those of the municipality

Since 1965, the organization has been responsible for about 30,000 residents in the Shuafat refugee camp and provides them with municipal services as well as caring for their education and welfare.

Speaking at a Hadashot conference, Barkat said that "UNRWA is a foreign and unnecessary entity that has failed...

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims have been found guilty of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are being held in prison in Yangon after being arrested in December, in a landmark case that has prompted international outrage and been seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the south-east Asian country.

In his ruling, judge Ye...

In China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang resides the majority of the country’s Uighur population.

One of China’s Muslim ethnic minority groups, the Uighurs make up approximately 45% of the population of Xinjiang province.

For months, there have been speculations that the Chinese government has been illegally and inhumanely detaining tens of thousands of Muslim minorities, namely Uighurs, in internment camps and re-education centers where they are forced to swear allegiance...

Myanmar has deliberately obstructed aid deliveries to civilians in war-torn Kachin and northern Shan states, actions that may amount to war crimes, a human rights group said on Aug. 30.

Re-ignited fighting between Myanmar’s military and an armed Kachin rebel group has killed thousands of civilians and displaced over 100,000 since 2011. The Kachin Independence Army is one of several ethnic rebel groups the military has been battling since Myanmar’s independence from Britain 70 years...

Around 300 Palestinian minor who are being held by the Israeli occupation were unable to attend the first day of school yesterday, Safa News Agency reported.

Reporting the director of, Safa said that

Some 1.3 million Palestinian students began the new school yesterday however a number of children were deprived of that right, Director of  the Palestinian Prisoners Centre for Studies Raafat Hamadaouna said.

“The Israeli occupation committed crimes against the Palestinian...

A former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. said that he told Pope Francis in 2013 about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest — and that Francis took no action. Now he is calling for Francis to step down.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano made the claims in a lengthy statement that concludes with a call for Francis' resignation: "In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero...

Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" during 3½ years of escalated fighting against rebels in Yemen.

In their first report for the Human Rights Council, the experts also point to possible crimes by rebel Shiite militia in Yemen, which has been fighting the Saudi-led coalition...

A total of 836 detainees have died in Syrian regime prisons, according to a Syrian NGO on Aug. 27.

In a statement, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said it has documented the forcible disappearance of around 82,000 civilians in Syria. 

“Some 14,000 people have been tortured to death by the regime,” the NGO said. 

"Tens of thousands of Syrians have been subject to systematic arrests and Syrian authorities deny responsibility for these arrests,” the SNHR said. ...

An independent United Nations investigation into alleged human rights abuses carried out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has called for the country's military leaders to be investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The damning report contains allegations of murder, imprisonment and sexual violence against the Rohingyas, carried out by the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, under the guise of a crackdown on terrorists, and against a...

A Yazidi teenager who was sold into slavery by ISIS but escaped has fled Germany after coming face to face with the man who abused her.

Ashwaq Ta’lo was 15 when her entire family was rounded up in the Isis attack on the traditional heartland of the Yazidi people in northern Iraq four years ago. She was eventually sold along with her sister and other young women and teenage girls, and lived with a man she knew as Abu Humam.

Eventually she contrived to give her captors the slip...

Powerful pictures from the Faroe Islands show the sea turned blood red after dozens of whales were killed by islanders in preparation for the harsh winter months.

Cambridge University student Alastair Ward, 22, photographed the traditional "whale driving" carried out by the community in the bay in Sandavágu.

Pilot whale meat and blubber are a food source that will help feed the 50,000 Faroese through winter. Locals have been carrying out the annual hunts for centuries, but the...