The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons refutes claims on social media and from some news organisations that Turkish backed forces used ‘white phosphorus’.
UN's human rights office says upholding of Nabeel Rajab's five-year jail sentence by the top court this week showed "continued suppression of government critics".
Saudi Arabia on Thursday opened the trial of 11 suspects in the murder of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi, with the prosecution calling for the death penalty for five of the alleged killers.
The UN rights chief has condemned the recent killing of more than 100 alleged drug dealers in Bangladesh, insisting that extra-judicial killings cannot be justified in the fight against narcotics.
Several hundred children crossing the southern US border have been held in custody since October 2017 following an executive order issued by President Trump, the UN says.
The opposition, which controls the legislature, has been sidelined and its leaders are under threat of arrest after organising protests.
Israeli foreign ministry says the decision was taken because of HRW's 'extreme, hostile anti-Israel agenda.'
Iraqi security forces say they have discovered a grave containing some 150 decapitated corpses in the town of Hammam al-Alil which was seized from Daesh last week. The UN is investigating the killings.
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