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The UK government approved arms sales totalling at least £11.4m in the weeks after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Export licences for military vehicles, combat aircraft, ammunition and electronic warfare equipment were issued despite international condemnation of the killing.

One £9.1m shipment of “patrol/assault craft” was waved through just three days after the prominent journalist disappeared while visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey on 2 October.

The exports...

The Lod District Court on Tuesday decided to send to house arrest with electronic shackles the Jewish youth accused of killing an Arab woman in an alleged stone-throwing incident.

The court delayed the release of the boy until tomorrow, in order to enable the state to decide whether to appeal to the Supreme Court against the release.

Arab woman Aisha A-Rabi was allegedly killed by a stone thrown at the vehicle in which she was traveling near the Samaria community of Rehelim in...

With news reports focusing on recent deaths in Israel and Gaza, it’s valuable to enlarge the time period being examined. Israeli soldiers have been shooting Gazan men, women, and children every week for over the past year.

Israeli forces have killed approximately 290 Gazans and have injured over 29,000 since Gazans began their weekly Great March of Return protests on March 30th.  A few additional Gazans died during this time period from earlier wounds inflicted by Israeli forces....

President Trump granted a full pardon to a former Army lieutenant who previously served five years in prison for fatally shooting an Iraqi man in American custody.

During a deployment in Iraaq in 2008, First Lt. Michael Behenna and his platoon believed the man, Ali Mansur, was a terrorist linked to Al Qaeda. They took him to a remote part of the Iraqi desert to question him about a previous attack that left two American soldiers dead, according to court filings. During the...

More than 100,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported among children under the age of 15 in Yemen since the start of the year —more than twice the number during the same period in 2018.

Children account for nearly half (45 percent) of all the new cases. Altogether, there were 236,550 cases of suspected cholera between January 1 and April 19, 2019. Of these, 105,384 were in children under 15. Almost half these cases were recorded in the last month alone — nine times as many...

The Shinzo Abe government pledged on Wednesday to pay out 3.2 million yen ($28,600, €25,500) to every survivor of forced sterilization after years of rejecting compensation claims.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga offered "sincere remorse and heartfelt apology" following a parliamentary vote in favor of the redress measures.

Some 16,500 people were forcibly sterilized under Japan's Eugenics Protection Law. More than 8,000 others gave their consent, but likely faced...

Home-sharing platform Airbnb has announced it will back off a plan to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its rental listings to end lawsuits brought by the hosts.

Israeli lawyers filed a class action suit against Airbnb in November immediately after it said it planned to remove from its rental listings Jewish settler homes in the West Bank "that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians".

On Tuesday, the company said the agreement...

Around 40 children have been killed and many injured in one year of demonstrations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, the UN said Thursday, calling for an "urgent de-escalation".

Thousands of Palestinians have gathered at least weekly along the border in protests that have led to deadly clashes with the Israeli military.

Demonstrators are calling for Israel to lift its crippling decade-long blockade of Gaza, while also demanding refugees be allowed to return to...

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has apologised for the kidnapping of thousands of children born to mixed-race couples during colonial rule in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda.

The "métis" children born to Belgian settlers and local women were forcibly taken to Belgium and fostered by Catholic orders and other institutions.

About 20,000 children are believed to have been affected.

Most fathers refused to acknowledge the paternity of their children.

The children...

Rights group Amnesty International has accused four Nordic countries renowned as bastions of gender equality of having 'shockingly high levels of rape'.

Investigators looked at rape cases in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and said flawed legislation, harmful myths and gender stereotypes had resulted in 'endemic impunity' for perpetrators.

Amnesty said victims were routinely being failed by investigators thanks to inconsistent techniques and delays in processing evidence....

Around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017, according to a global report on the food crisis on April 2. 

“Nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger are in just 8 countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In 17 countries, acute hunger either remained the same or increased," said the report jointly presented by the European Union,...

A Palestinian man was killed during a clash with Israeli forces in a refugee camp near Jerusalem yesterday night amid the arrest of three brothers.

Mohammed Adwan, 23, was killed by Israeli gunfire whilst two others were wounded.

Soldiers fired at close range at a Palestinian vehicle driving at al-Matar Street, killing Adwan in his car.

He was killed on the scene and his corpse was rushed by ambulance to Ramallah Medical Complex.

Locals added Israeli forces denied...

Saudi political prisoners suffered torture and malnutrition, according to leaked medical reports prepared for King Salman, the Guardian newspaper has reported.

The medical reports are understood to have been prepared for the king along with recommendations that include potential pardoning for the prisoners or early release due to health concerns.

The medical examinations included in the report are believed to have been conducted in January for up to 60 prisoners as part of an...

The Assad regime is targeting health facilities, bakeries, schools and civilian settlements in northwestern Syria’s opposition-held city of Idlib, a human rights watchdog said Thursday.

According to a new report released by Amnesty International, the Syrian regime, backed by Russia, has escalated its airstrikes and artillery attacks on heavily-populated areas located along the Damascus-Aleppo Highway.

In the report, Amnesty International’s Middle East research director, Lynn...

The protection of the Constitution should be allowed to save according to the will of the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU), in the future, information about radicalised children. This is yet prohibited.

Situations where it comes to children, shall be now held in the files of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV). An entry in the Message information system (NADIS) is not allowed.

The idea behind the current minimum age limit of 14 years...