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  • Syrian regime forces hit hospitals in Aleppo's 'worst week': rights group

    Syrian regime forces launched air strikes against six hospitals in the Aleppo area within a week in attacks that amounted to war crimes, a U.S.-based rights group said on Wednesday. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said it was the worst week for attacks on medical facilities in the Aleppo region since the beginning of the war. The medical facilities.. More

  • UN: Civilians fleeing Fallujah face extreme abuse

    The UN human rights chief has said there are "extremely distressing, credible reports" that Iraqis fleeing the fighting in Fallujah are facing extreme abuse and even death at the hands of Shia armed groups allied with the government troops. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, citing witness testimonies, said on Tuesday that allegations of abuse included.. More

  • Iraq humanitarian crisis 'one of the world's worst'

    More than 10 million Iraqis are in need of immediate humanitarian aid, according to UN estimates. Iraqi civilians and officials have voiced concern over the humanitarian situation in the country's western cities of Fallujah and Ramadi. For almost two years now, Fallujah has endured a siege imposed on the city after it became the first to fall to the.. More

  • Israel razing Palestinian buildings at 'alarming' rate

    Israel is razing Palestinian homes and other buildings constructed with international aid at an "alarming" rate, the UN says, with more demolitions so far this year than in all of 2015. In total 121 structures funded partly or fully by international donors were demolished in the occupied West Bank between January 1 and March 2, overtaking.. 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • India 'covering up abuses' in Kashmir

    The Indian government has concealed over three hundred human rights abuse cases, including extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances in the India-occupied Kashmir, a new report alleged. Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society coordinator Khurram Parvez says that the Indian government had allowed systemic violence to take root in.. More

  • 1,000 Gaza children disabled by Israel's 2014 attack

    More than 1,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip sustained permanent disabilities during last year’s 51-day Israeli military onslaught, according to Defense for Children International (DCI), an NGO devoted to children’s rights. In a report entitled “Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza's Children”, released on.. More

  • Survivors remember Ghouta chemical massacre

    On the second anniversary of the notorious Ghouta chemical massacre in Syria, survivors recount what happened on that fateful day. Syrian opposition-held areas in Ghouta, eastern Damascus, were attacked with chemical weapons and nerve agents on Aug. 21, 2013. More than 1,400 civilians were killed, most of whom women and children, according to local.. More

  • Babies die in Gaza due to the resource siege

    Sixteen-month-old Ezzedin Jad al-Kafarneh died as a result of an electrical fire at an UN school in the north of the Gaza Strip. "On February 16, UNRWA staff discovered smoke coming from a closed room at a Collective Centre in Beit Hanoun. Preliminary reports indicate that one infant died and two others were injured, reportedly as a result of.. More