Sep 1, 2016

Russia using cluster bombs in Syria: campaigners

Evidence is growing that Russian forces are using cluster bombs in Syria, campaigners said Thursday, as they released a report showing more than 400 people were killed or maimed by the munitions in the world last year. Human Rights Watch blamed a sharp increase ...

Libya's recognized prime minister safe after gunmen attack his motorcade

May 27, 2015

Libya's recognized prime minister safe after gunmen attack his motorcade

Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya’s internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said. Arish Said, head of the government’s media department, said that Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni’s motorcade ...

Feb 13, 2015

Burundi executed dozens of surrendered rebels: rights group

Burundian troops executed at least 47 surrendered rebels last month, part of a “broader pattern” of violence coming ahead of key elections, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, claims rejected by the government. Members of the ruling party’s youth wing known as the Imbonerakure also ...

Sep 11, 2014

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there. The New York-based group issued a report on Thursday that it described as ...

Sep 4, 2014

IS jihadists may have executed up to 700 prisoners in Iraq: HRW

Evidence indicates that militants from the Islamic State jihadist group executed more than 500 captives in Iraq earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Around 1,700 soldiers surrendered to IS in June after its fighters seized second city Mosul and swept south ...