Despite a promised amnesty, Taliban forces committed “unforgivable” acts in retaliation against ex-government officers, a recent report shows.
The arrest of environmental lawyer Steven Donziger is yet another example of an ongoing pattern of corporations using the US legal system to intimidate advocacy organisations and activists.
Israel has outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organisations, in a major escalation of its decades-long crackdown on political activism in the occupied territories.
Daesh and related groups are increasingly recruiting and targeting children in the region around Niger's borders with Mali and Burkina Faso.
The armed group has a history of targeting the ethnic group using brutal methods of torture, abductions and executions.
In the first seven months of the year, the Kingdom has executed at least 40 people – a major spike compared to 2020.
We look at the human and financial cost of the war according to the data from UN bodies, international NGOs and Syrian civil society groups.
At least 30 people in Gaza, some of them children, have been killed as Israel continues strikes on the enclave. Another 700 Palestinians have been wounded in occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank by Israeli forces.
Prisoners around the world are being neglected during the pandemic, says the group, warning that governments all over the world are not doing enough to keep prisoners safe from Covid-19.
Military accuses ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of accepting illegal payments worth $600,000 as well as gold, while nine people are killed during protests against the coup.
Human Rights Watch says Eritrean troops shot dead "over 200 civilians" on November 28-29 alone, making Axum massacre in Tigray region one of the deadliest atrocities of the conflict so far.
"We ask international partners, especially the African Union and regional partners, to work with us to address the crisis in Tigray, including through action at the UN and other relevant bodies," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
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