HRW denounces Israel expulsion of Bedouins, Palestinians

 A rights group on Tuesday condemned Israeli court decisions paving the way for the eviction of Bedouins and Palestinians from their villages, calling on the state to let them stay put.

HRW demands `credible` probe on Tunisia detainee death

 Human Rights Watch called Tuesday for a "transparent and credible" investigation by Tunisia into the suspicious death of a prisoner who had complained of police torture.

New Sri Lanka Army chief attacked by rights group

 Sri Lanka`s promotion of a senior officer whose division was implicated in serious human rights abuses casts doubt on government pledges to credibly investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

Indonesia urged to stop military `virginity tests`

Indonesia faced calls Thursday to stop virginity tests for women seeking to join the military, with a leading rights group calling the practice "cruel, inhuman and degrading". 

Torture, abuse of suspects widespread in China: NGO

Chinese police carry out "appalling" torture of criminal suspects, campaigners said Wednesday, as they released a report detailing Beijing`s failure to combat abusive interrogations.

Saudi Arabia proposes 5-day Yemen ceasefire
Saudi Arabia proposes 5-day Yemen ceasefire

 Saudi Arabia Thursday proposed a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen following weeks of air strikes and clashes, with top US diplomat John Kerry urging Iran-backed rebels to accept the offer.

Blaming the victims of rape in Somalia

After 14-year-old Fatima was raped by a tuk-tuk driver, she was arrested, detained for a month and raped repeatedly by a police officer, according to the child and her aunt.

US defends cluster bomb transfers

 The United States defended its supplies of cluster munitions Sunday, pointing to restrictions on the transfers, after Human Rights Watch said the bombs had been used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW
Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW

The Saudi-led coalition has been using US-supplied cluster bombs in its air campaign against Yemeni rebels, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians.

Beijing defends Hong Kong vote plan after overseas criticism

Beijing on Thursday defended Hong Kong's plan to vet candidates for its 2017 leadership election, saying it represented public opinion "from all walks of life" in the territory despite mass pro-democracy protests on the issue last year.

China defends Hong Kong vote plan after fierce overseas criticism

Beijing on Thursday defended Hong Kong`s plan to vet candidates for its 2017 leadership election, saying it represented public opinion "from all walks of life" in the territory despite mass pro-democracy protests on the issue last year.

Pakistan cyber bill threatens free speech, privacy: Rights groups

International rights organisations including Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Pakistan`s parliament to reject a proposed cybercrime bill which they said threatened freedom of expression and privacy.

`Strong` evidence of Syria regime chemical attacks: HRW

Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected from northwestern Syria "strongly" suggest regime forces dropped toxic chemicals on civilians several times last month, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

HRW slams `abuse` of Palestinian children on settler farms

 A rights group on Monday slammed the alleged abuse of Palestinian children working on Israeli settlement farms in the occupied West Bank.

US police accused of excessive force after shooting filmed

 A chilling video captured the final moments of Walter Scott`s life. Empty handed, he runs from a police officer who pulls his gun and fires eight shots.

Human Rights Watch sues US over surveillance

 Human Rights Watch said Wednesday it filed a suit alleging the US Drug Enforcement Administration illegally collected records of its phone calls to foreign countries for years.

Boko Haram conflict sees spike in civilian deaths: Rights group

More than 1,000 civilians have been killed in Boko Haram attacks in the first three months of this year, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Oman denies bail for rights activist: HRW

Human Rights Watch criticised Oman Tuesday for refusing to grant a rights activist bail pending an appeal of his conviction using the Internet to sow unrest in the normally stable sultanate.

12 dead in Syria rebel shelling of Aleppo: State media

 At least 12 people were killed and 30 wounded on Monday in rebel fire on government-held districts of Syria`s second city Aleppo, state television said.

Yemen Shiite militia increasing attacks on journalists: HRW

Members of Yemen`s Shiite Huthi militia in control of the capital have increased their attacks against journalists, including arrests and alleged torture, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.