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The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has “documented 200 attacks on hospitals and clinics” in Ukraine, adding that it was gathering evidence for a possible war crimes investigation into the attacks. “Intentional attacks on health care facilities are a breach of international huma...

Several prominent Syrian human rights organizations and civil society groups have urged the United States’ top diplomat to the United Nations to launch an investigation into the killing of 41 civilians in the neighborhood of Tadamon in Syria’s capital Damascus in 2013.

An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can proceed, bringing new hope for some measure of justice for three survivors of the deadly racist rampage who are now over 100 years old and were in the courtroom for the decision. Tulsa...

Germany’s top court said Tuesday that it has rejected the appeal of a former member of Syria’s secret police who was convicted last year of facilitating the torture of prisoners in his home country. In a landmark ruling, a court in the western German city of Koblenz had convicted Eyad A...

Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday, injuring at least 16 Palestinians and arresting dozens. Injuries reported included 14 with fractures from rubber-coated bullets and tear gas suffocation, the Sama al-Quds field medical center told...

Former political prisoner Cristina Bawagan still has the dress she wore the day she was arrested, tortured, and sexually abused by soldiers during the late Philippines' dictator Ferdinand Marcos's brutal era of martial law. Bawagan fears the horrors of Marcos's rule would be diminished ...

Mercenaries from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group summarily beat and executed civilians between February 2019 and November 2021 in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). In the report released on Tuesday, HRW refers to...

Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso has imposed a state of emergency in three provinces blaming drug-related violence. “I have declared a state of exception in the [coastal] provinces of Guayas, Manabi and Esmeraldas, effective from midnight tonight,” he said in a speech broadcast by st...

Israel is holding about 600 Palestinian detainees without charge or trial, the highest number since 2016, an Israeli rights group said. HaMoked, an Israeli rights group that regularly gathers figures from prison authorities, said on Monday that as of May there were 604 detainees held in...

Thousands of opposition supporters have rallied in the Armenian capital Yerevan to warn the government against concessions to arch-foe Azerbaijan over the long-disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Opposition parties have accused Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of plans to give away...