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  • Israel detains 100 Palestinian Palestinians in E. Jerusalem

    Israeli police have detained more than 100 Palestinians in East Jerusalem since July for allegedly "throwing stones" at trains. In a Tuesday statement, police said that more than 100 Palestinians had been arrested since July – when a Palestinian teenager was murdered by suspected Jewish settlers – for pelting passing trains with.. More

  • Ebola outbreak killing 70 percent of victims

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa kills seven out of 10 victims and new cases could hit 10,000 a week within two months if it is not brought under control, the World Health Organization has said. The organization's assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday that the death rate was higher than the official 50 percent rate and that.. More

  • Iraqi Shia militias accused of murder spree

    Shia militias have abducted and murdered scores of Sunni civilians in Iraq in crimes committed in retribution against the actions of ISIL, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The London-based rights group on Tuesday published what it said was evidence that Shia militias abducted civilians in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk, and killed them.. More

  • Bedouins fear Israeli resettlement plans

    At a steep rocky hillside by the road that winds down to the Dead Sea, children of this Palestinian Bedouin community run up and down the rugged slopes, as goats graze on thorny weeds and sheep bleat nearby. The encampment falls on a bare ridge between Jerusalem and Jericho, almost at sea level, as its name suggests. Just several hundred meters north.. More

  • Arabs in Israel decry racial discrimination

    As a Palestinian citizen of Israel, 21-year-old Shadan Jabareen says she has experienced institutionalized discrimination since she was a child. In 1994, her parents wanted to get away from the constant noise and the overcrowded Umm al-Fahm and move to a Jewish-Israeli community. "My dad heard an advertisement on the radio for homes in Katzir,".. More

  • Ebola cases could reach 1.4m next year

    Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by late January 2015, up from the current total of 5,800, according to a new study by a US medical agency. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on Tuesday suggesting that Ebola cases could increase to between 550,000 and 1.4 million in four months, based on several factors including.. More

  • Syrian child workers 'left behind in life'

    On a bustling street in this city near the border with Syria, a tiny boy among other children tries to sell chocolate biscuits in a box. "Would you buy one?" he keeps asking, while pulling his loose, dirty trousers up to his thin waist. Seven-year-old Atman Khalil is the youngest member of his family, having fled its war-torn hometown of.. More

  • Where is accountability for Gaza's children?

    Before Israel's invasion of Gaza last July, Farah Baker was an ordinary Palestinian teenager growing up in the besieged strip of land by the Mediterranean Sea. But a compelling Twitter feed catapulted her to international fame. "I'm the modern Anne Frank Gaza-Palestine, 16 years old," is the description of Baker's Twitter account. The teen.. More

  • UN study details widespread abuse of children

    A UN report states that around 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex and that globally one-fifth of murder victims from both sexes are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012. Drawing on data from 190 countries, the report released on Thursday from the UN children's agency, UNICEF, notes that children around the world.. More

  • Egypt's prisons still rife with torture

    Amr was arrested in March while having a cup of tea with two friends at a coffee shop in downtown Cairo. Four months later, the 17-year-old remains in jail, accused of involvement with Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, an armed group in the Sinai that has claimed responsibility for a number of armed attacks against Egyptian security forces. "We didn't hear.. More

  • Amnesty slams US over Afghan civilian deaths

    On September 16, 2012, at three in the morning, Mohammad Zahir Shah, received a phone call. There were air strikes in the mountains near his home in Lagham province. For the next two hours, Shah and fellow villagers waited for the shelling to come to an end. Then they set out looking for the dead and wounded. Seven were killed, including Shah's.. More

  • Egypt's Rabaa deaths 'crime against humanity'

    A new report has alleged that the Egyptian security forces' killings of at least 1,000 protesters at the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square sit-in last year in Cairo "most likely amount to crimes against humanity". The 195-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on Tuesday found that Egyptian security forces "gunned down hundreds of unarmed.. More

  • Central Gaza homes turn into refuge for the displaced

    The clock above Gaza Strip resident Ahlam Abed chimed 6:00am and in that hour there was strong knocking on the door of her house. The knocking was one of fear. Behind the door there was a Palestinian family that sought safety from Israel's ceaseless rocket and bomb attacks on the homes of the Gaza Strip, which has been suffering Israeli strikes since.. More

  • UN: Seven million people need aid in Sudan

    Almost seven million people in Sudan are in urgent need of aid after the influx of refugees from the conflicts in Darfur and South Sudan worsened the crisis in the African nation, the UN said. The figure is a jump from the United Nations' previous estimate of 6.1 million, issued last year. Aid agencies urgently need funding "to assist 6.9 million.. More

  • Amnesty: Dozens of Sunni detainees killed by Iraq government

    Evidence is emerging of reprisal killings of 50 Sunni detainees in the custody of Iraqi forces as retaliation for predominantly Sunni militant group, ISIS's take over of parts of Iraq in the last three weeks, say Amnesty International. Survivors and relatives of the victims said that the detainees were extra judicially executed in the Iraqi city of.. More