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  • Year 2015 termed 'deadliest for refugees' crossing sea

    The year 2015 was the deadliest on record for refugees trying to reach Europe by sea, with 3,771 deaths recorded in the Mediterranean alone, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. The Mediterranean was followed by Southeast Asia, mostly in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Malaysia and Thailand, which saw at least 800 deaths this.. More

  • Syria: More than 21,000 killed in 2015

    The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a Monday report that 1,793 people were killed in December. The group said that this year’s death toll now stands at 21,179 – 75 percent of whom were killed by the Assad regime. The London-based NGO documented 15,748 deaths by regime forces, including 12,044 civilians. At least 2,592 of.. More

  • Israel held 5,000 Palestinians in ‘admin detention’ in 10 years

    Over the past decade, Israel has used its administrative detention policy against 3,761 people in the occupied territories and Israel, according to research by the Knesset’s state control committee. The research, which was conducted at the request of Israeli-Arab lawmaker Basel Ghattas, revealed that the policy was used 4,691 times between 2005.. More

  • 'Palestinian children live in trauma without end'

    Ismail Abu Shebab, a shy 11-year-old taking a break from school, opened his mouth to speak - but the overhead roar of Israeli warplanes made his words nearly inaudible. As the aircraft came closer, Abu Shebab grew silent. Abu Shebab suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of Israeli bombing during the 2014 Gaza war. "We.. More

  • Palestinian minors in Israeli jails face grim conditions

    Israel’s detainment of hundreds of Palestinian children over the past two months has flooded the Israeli prison system and raised concerns about the conditions children are being detained in. More than 300 Palestinian minors have been arrested since the beginning of October, according to Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer, forcing Israel.. More

  • How tens of thousands of Syrians have 'disappeared'

    Two years after her father, human rights lawyer Khalil Matouq, suffered the same fate, Raneem was kidnapped by Syrian authorities in 2014. She was released after two months in detention, while her father remains missing to this day. For Raneem, the worst part is knowing what conditions her father faces in Syria's prisons. "Our cell was in this.. More

  • Muslim Minority in the Republic of Zimbabwe

    The capital city of the Republic of Zimbabwe is Harare and it is located in Southern Africa. Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia to the north, Mozambique to the east, Botswana to the west, and South Africa to the south. According to statistics, the population of Zimbabwe was 13 million in 2006. There are many ethnic groups in Zimbabwe: Shona: 82%, Ndebele:.. More

  • 'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar

    Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered what amounts to "strong evidence" of a genocide coordinated by the Myanmar government against the Rohingya people, according to an assessment by Yale University Law School. The Lowenstein Clinic spent eight months assessing evidence from Myanmar, including documents and testimony provided by Al.. More

  • Israel 'using excessive force' on Palestinian children

    Israeli forces have been using "disproportionate violence" against Palestinian children as they killed at least ten this month during the ongoing unrest that engulfs Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. "Amid escalating violence and an increasingly militarized environment where Israeli forces and settlers operate with complete.. More

  • 42 Palestinians killed by Israeli army since Oct. 1

    Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli police and eyewitnesses said. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a Palestinian was shot and killed after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli police officer in Jerusalem. According to Israeli police, Motaaz Ewaisat, 16,.. More

  • Report: Syrian Kurdish forces razed Arab villages

    Amnesty International has accused Kurdish armed units in northern Syria of razing Arab and Turkmen villages, actions it says amounted to war crimes. A report published by the rights group on Tuesday included witness accounts of fighters displacing thousands of civilians of Arab and Turkmen background, and the destruction of homes. The alleged abuses.. More

  • Record half-a-million refugees reach Europe this year

    A record number of refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, breaching the half-a-million mark for the past nine months, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). As of Tuesday, the group said 522,124 people had travelled by sea to reach the continent. About 388,000 have entered via Greece, and more than.. More

  • Hungarian Muslims open doors for refugees

    Reflecting less than 1 percent of the population of Hungary being Muslim, the hostility towards minorities has flared in the wake of recent refugee arrivals, streaming in escaping war from the Middle East and Africa, according to a report in the The Washington Post. And with the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, opening declaring that he refused.. More

  • Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric whips up hate

    At a campaign rally in New Hampshire Wednesday night, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump declined to correct a supporter who declared that “Muslims” are “a problem in this country” and urged the candidate to “get rid of ‘em.” Voicing the beliefs of nearly half of U.S. Republicans, the speaker.. More

  • UN 'shocked' over Hungary action against refugees

    The UN chief has said he was "shocked" after Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at crowds of refugees desperate to cross the border from Serbia. When asked about the border clashes on Wednesday, Ban Ki-moon said the treatment of the refugees by the Hungarian police was "not acceptable". Tensions boiled over at.. More