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Jordan Parliament urged to repeal 'marry the rapist' clause

Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have scrapped similar clauses over the years.

Vietnam blogger `Mother Mushroom` on trial

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, whose penname derives from her daughter's nickname "mushroom", was arrested in October 2016 for critical Facebook posts about politics and the environment.

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. 

UAE runs 'informal prisons' in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that entered Yemen's conflict in 2015 to battle on the government's side against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

 

Kurdish authorities delaying civilians fleeing IS: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused Kurdish authorities of delaying thousands of Iraqi civilians fleeing from jihadist-held areas at checkpoints, in some cases within range of front lines.

HRW concerned about phosphorus use by US coalition in Raqqa

HRW concerned about phosphorus use by US coalition in Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition says it investigates any allegations of civilian deaths and is careful to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing in Syria and Iraq.

Hungary tightens rules on foreign-funded NGOs, defying EU parliament

The European Parliament has called for it to be withdrawn.

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

China appears to be laying the groundwork for the broad collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said on Monday.

Myanmar urged to ensure religious freedom for minorities

The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on Monday.

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

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 rapes and tortures Sunni Arab women too: HRW

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Myanmar commanders should be punished for rape of Rohingya: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

HRW urges Pakistan to investigate bloggers `abduction`

Pakistan is routinely ranked among the world`s most dangerous countries for journalists.

Islamic State 'summarily executed` 13 Iraqi civilians: HRW

Islamic State 'summarily executed` 13 Iraqi civilians: HRW

Islamic State group fighters "summarily executed" 13 civilians after villagers rose up against them at the start of the Iraqi army`s offensive to retake Mosul, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Baloch woman accuses Pakistan of genocide, posts heart-wrenching pics of Army's brutality in Balochistan

Baloch woman accuses Pakistan of genocide, posts heart-wrenching pics of Army's brutality in Balochistan

Banuk Shirin Baloch, claiming to a be a Baloch woman, has exposed Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan.

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Up to 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, says the UN.

Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul: HRW

Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul: HRW

The residents said they believed up to 200 people were killed in the weeks before Islamic State withdrew from the town.

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims: Human Rights Watch

Nigerian soldiers and policemen have raped and sexually abused women and girls fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.