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Human Rights Watch
February 04, 2016
More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic
A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N.
February 02, 2016
Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media
The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest media company last month has shocked ...
January 31, 2016
Top Yemeni Salafi cleric killed in Aden
The lifeless body of Yemen's top Salafi cleric in the southern port city of Aden was found disfigured on Sunday hours after ...
January 28, 2016
Fighting in Egypt's restive north Sinai kills 4 children
Fighting between army troops and extremist militants in the restive northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula killed four ...
January 27, 2016
Rights group: fearing refugees, West curtails human rights
Western governments fearful of terror attacks and the potential threat posed by refugees are adopting counterproductive ...
January 27, 2016
Nigeria violates rights, ignores military violations: HRW
Human Rights Watch says Nigeria's new government is violating rights on many fronts in its fight against Boko Haram's Islamic ...
January 22, 2016
Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged are called too dangerous
As images and reports of starvation in besieged Syrian communities drew an international outcry and two rare aid convoys this ...
January 21, 2016
UN Security Council visits violence-wracked Burundi
Members of the U.N. Security Council arrived in Burundi Thursday to try to help end political unrest that sparked deadly ...
January 20, 2016
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlaws child marriage
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage on Wednesday, in an effort to end a practice that a rights group says ...
January 13, 2016
Once accommodating neighbors now turn back Syrian refugees
After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return ...
January 12, 2016
Rights group: Lebanese residency laws put Syrians at risk
Human Rights Watch warned Tuesday that recently tightened Lebanese residency laws are putting Syrian refugees in danger, ...
December 23, 2015
Nigeria soldiers killed hundreds of Shiites in raid: report
Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Islamic Shiite children with no provocation in raids that killed hundreds of the minority ...
December 22, 2015
Rights group offers guidelines for builders in Gulf states
Human Rights Watch released a set of guidelines Tuesday that it says construction companies in the oil-rich Gulf Arab states ...
December 21, 2015
Saudi air defense intercepts rocket fired from Yemen
The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen says Saudi air defense units have intercepted a rocket fired from inside ...
December 16, 2015
South Sudan: Devastation of civil war continues, 2 years on
South Sudan's civil war took away everything that had been precious to Mary Nyak Chot. "All my children were killed.
December 16, 2015
Testimony phase ends in trial of ex-Chad dictator in Senegal
Prison survivors said corpses were sometimes left to rot in jail until there were enough bodies to be taken away.
December 09, 2015
Jamaica activist brings legal challenge to anti-sodomy laws
A Jamaican gay rights activist has brought a rare legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy laws that criminalize ...
November 30, 2015
Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque
Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital Monday, ...
November 26, 2015
Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups
The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional ...
November 23, 2015
Palestinian to appeal Saudi death sentence for poetry
A relative of the Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy says his defense lawyers plan to appeal.