Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report Monday.
Militants from the Islamic State group carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June, a leading international watchdog said on Wednesday.
Kenneth Roth and Sarah Leah Whitson were in Cairo to launch a report by the group on mass killings that took place during protests against the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi last year, the BBC reports.
India should take all necessary measures to prevent and eliminate the root causes of forced recruitment of children from poor and marginalised segments of society?by non-state armed groups, a rights group has said.
Pakistani authorities should ensure that a judicial inquiry ordered into police shooting of rock-throwing protesters in Lahore impartially investigates possible unnecessary use of lethal force, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.