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In Aleppo's Jibreen shelter, home to refugees who have been unable or unwilling to return to their houses or flee further afield, the inhabitants of Qalayah, one of the villages from that area, swear they will one day recover their land.
"We raised sheep and had land. We sold everything when we left. God willing we shall return. It's our village,.. More
A recent article published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has confirmed the extent to which Shin Bet interrogators subject their prisoners to torture.
Methods include slapping the head "to hurt sensitive organs like the nose, ears, brow and lips", forcing a handcuffed individual to squat against a wall for long periods of time, and placing.. More
More than 1,250 Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse in Australia with few allegations pursued in cover-up drive.
About seven percent of Catholic priests in Australia were accused of sexually abusing children between 1950 and 2010, but few allegations were investigated, an inquiry in Sydney has heard.
The scathing figures, released as hearings.. More
As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian prison near Damascus, Amnesty International has said, accusing the regime of a "policy of extermination".
Titled "Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison," Amnesty's damning report, released on Tuesday, is based on interviews.. More
By Stanley L Cohen
Two weeks ago, the world stood fixated at a largely symbolic gesture by the United Nations in which it found the continued Israeli occupation of the West Bank of Palestine to be illegal. Or did it?
Although the UN Security Council, with rare uniformity, chastised Israel for flouting the law of occupation, the resolution, crafted.. More
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
Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defense for Children International (DCI) has said.
The organization’s chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016.. More
The last time Gholam saw his wife and two children was in the brief moment before a high wave split their boat in half and catapulted the dozens of people on board towards the sea.
In the chaos of October 16, 2015, Gholam, an Afghan refugee from Kabul, held his eldest son's head above water so that he could breathe. But overcome by rough winds and.. More
A Malaysian flotilla transporting aid for Rohingya Muslims may be turned back by force if it enters Myanmar waters without official approval, according to local media.
Irrawaddy online magazine reported the president's office as warning Malaysian NGOs not to deliberately fuel flames sparked by ongoing violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, emphasizing.. More
Liberia was formed through the efforts of emancipation associations and societies, especially the American Colonization Society (ACS). This society was established in the United States in the early nineteenth century when the idea of finding a homeland for the freed slaves in their country of origin, i.e. in Africa, evolved. Their aim was to find them.. More
More than two years after the 2014 war, displaced citizens are still struggling to survive.
Samia Qudaih and her husband, Mohammed Baraka, have been struggling to survive with their son and five daughters in the al-Zanah area of Gaza, east of Khan Younis, for the past two years. In preparation for winter, they covered their caravan with nylon.
Japan lies to the East of the Asian Continent. It is an archipelago of islands in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by Russia and North Korea and South Korea in the West.
According to the latest statistics, its population is 127.3 million.
Approximately 80% of Japanese people adopt Buddhism and Shintoism, more than 1% are Christians and less than 1% are.. More
Abuses of power committed by Israel's Civilian Security Coordinators (CSCs), civilian guards of the illegal settlements, continue to contribute to settlement expansion into Palestinian-owned land across the occupied West Bank, according to an Israeli rights group.
In following the behavior of the CSC guards over a decade, rights group Yesh Din has.. More
When surgeon Mounir Hakimi operated on five-month-old Maram in the Syrian province of Idlib last week, the horrific extent of her injuries quickly became clear.
"She lost both her parents in an air strike, has multiple fractures, a wound in her abdomen, and has lost lots of skin," Hakimi told Al Jazeera in a telephone interview. "We.. More
An international rights group claimed Tuesday that new satellite imagery and interviews with refugees show the military was responsible for the mass destruction of Rohingya villages in a conflict-torn area near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh.
Myanmar's government has claimed that villagers burned down their own homes to evoke international.. More