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“Imagine if the UN was going to the United States and raping children and bringing cholera,” said one lawyer in Haiti, where UN peacekeepers face hundreds of allegations of child sex crimes.

 

In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged for food, but they never could scrape together enough to beat back the hunger, until the UN peacekeepers...

Commenting on Turkish children allegedly being sold to US soldiers based at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in an interview with Sputnik, local resident Mahmut Acar confirmed the reports, suggesting that the goal could be to convert the kids to Christianity and use them against Ankara.

In early January, media outlets reported about the US servicemen from the Incirlik Air Base allegedly buying Turkish children, who were then taken to the United States and converted to Christianity....

The second week of 2018 is not yet over and already Israeli occupation forces have killed three Palestinian children.

Fourteen Palestinian boys and girls under the age of 18 were killed by soldiers and police in all of 2017.

Two children were shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Thursday. A third child was seriously injured.

Amir Abd al-Hamid Abu Musaad, 15, died immediately after being hit in the chest with a live bullet during a...

 

Israel is set to inform thousands of Africans who entered the country illegally that they have three months to leave or face indefinite imprisonment.

The decision, opposed by rights groups, follows months of speculation over the future of both the migrants and the Holot detention facility in the Negev desert, which the government says it intends to close.

There has been often heated debate about the presence of around 40,000 African migrants in...

The number of civilians sentenced to death in Egypt's military courts leapt from 60 in 2016 to at least 112 in 2017, according to two independent rights groups.

Human rights advocates say the alarming numbers recorded by the Egyptian Coordination for Rights & Freedoms and the Initiative for Personal Rights are shocking -- but the stories behind them are even more harrowing.

What happened to four families from the northern city of Kafr el-Sheikh is a case in point. After...

U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman recently asked the State Department to cease using the term “occupied” in official documents to describe Israel’s control of the West Bank, Israel Broadcasting Corporation reported Tuesday. The State Department objected to the request but agreed to discuss the matter soon due to “high-level” pressure. No explanation has been provided by the U.S. or Israel on the matter.

Friedman was a controversial candidate for U.S. ambassador due to his...

Israel’s parliament has ordered additional security for a lawmaker who launched a “racist” attack on families of jailed Palestinians. The Knesset Guard decided to assign extra protection for Oren Hazan, a lawmaker for Israel’s right-wing Likud party, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday.

On Monday, Hazan boarded a bus carrying Palestinian families from Gaza to Nafta prison to visit their jailed relatives and harassed them verbally, sparking an angry reaction. In coordination with the...

An Israeli member of parliament has verbally harassed Palestinian families hailing from the Gaza Strip on their journey to visit their imprisoned relatives in an Israeli prison, calling their sons "dogs" and "terrorists". Oren Hazan, a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, boarded a bus carrying the families of prisoners on Monday about to enter Nafha prison in Israel's south. Flanked by Israeli police and camera crews, Hazan, a rightwing politician, shouted at...

Israel’s parliament is set to vote on a draft bill that would impose the death penalty on Palestinians “involved in operations against Israeli targets”, the country’s defense minister said Monday. Speaking to an Israeli TV channel, Avigdor Lieberman said voting to advance legislation targeting convicted Palestinians of attacking Israeli civilians and soldiers would take place Wednesday. “The U.S. also has such legislation. Thus, it’s appropriate for Israel to follow such a powerful...

Guatemala says it plans to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following a similar announcement from Donald Trump. Guatemala's president, Jimmy Morales, said the decision was taken after speaking to the Israeli PM. It was one of only nine nations to vote against a UN resolution effectively repudiating the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Jerusalem's status is a highly sensitive issue. Israel considers the whole of the city as its capital, while the...

Minister of Housing and Construction Yoav Galant has launched a campaign to promote the construction of 300,000 settlement units in East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. Israeli Channel 10 said the planned construction was part of Israel's so-called "Greater Jerusalem" bill, which aims at annexing settlements built on lands sought by Palestinians for their future state. According to the channel, most of the planned homes will be built in areas beyond the Green Line, which refers to the...

​Theresa May’s most important ally in Government has been asked to leave his Cabinet job after a probe found he made “misleading” statements about pornography found on his Commons computer. Damian Green was forced out after an investigation exposed he had known for years that the explicit material had been discovered by police, something at odds with his public comments. The probe carried out by a senior Whitehall official also found claims from Conservative activist Kate Maltby that Mr...

The Saudi-led coalition is pushing Yemen towards an "apocalyptic situation", aid agencies warned on Wednesday, the 1,000th day since the beginning of a military intervention by Riyadh which has rained bombs on the country and starved its people amid conditions akin to a "medieval siege". Millions of Yemenis continue to be deprived of food, fuel, and medicine as Saudi Arabia maintains its blockade on the northern ports of Yemen. The blockade has further compounded the precarious situation...

The Israeli authorities today unveiled a new Jewish synagogue under the Al-Buraq Wall – known to Jews as the Western Wall – in occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. “Following 12 years of construction, the new synagogue was opened on Monday evening,” the Heritage Foundation of the Western Wall, an Israeli governmental body, said in a statement. “The unique design of the prayer hall combines rare art and unique lighting, creating a wonderful contrast between ancient and modern,”...

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent a letter to representatives of UN member-states, warning them against supporting a resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The resolution, which expected to pass by sweeping majority, is slated for vote on Thursday.

"The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us," she wrote in a letter obtained by Haaretz. "Thank...