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Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said in a new report that the rebels known as Houthis have used land-mines in at least six provinces since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition launched its military campaign against them.

Islamic State fighters targeting civilians in Mosul as they retreat, says HRW

Islamic State fighters targeting civilians in Mosul as they retreat, says HRW

 Islamic State militants in Mosul are deliberately targeting civilians who refuse to join them as they retreat ahead of advancing Iraqi forces involved in a large-scale government operation to retake the militant-held city, an international watchdog said today.

Syria, Russia cluster munition use `relentless`: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused the Syrian regime and its ally Russia on Thursday of extensively using banned cluster munitions in their offensive against rebels in the war-torn country.

Sarath Fonseka's appointment to parliament sends wrong signal: HRW

 Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka's appointment to parliament sends "worrying signals" on accountability and contradicts the government's pledges to probe atrocities allegedly committed under his command during the brutal civil war with the LTTE, an international rights group said today.

Malaysia's human rights have been eroded under PM Najib: HRW

Human rights in Malaysia have deteriorated under Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration despite his promises to provide more freedom, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.