Three years after fleeing their war-torn country, more than half a million Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s urban centres have become more vulnerable and destitute, a new study has revealed.
A household assessment released by CARE International on Thursday found that urban Syrian refugees are struggling to cope with inadequate housing and high.. More
The United Nations has warned that a looming drought in Syria could push millions more people into hunger and exacerbate a refugee crisis caused by the three-year conflict.
Syria's breadbasket northwestern region has received less than half of the average rainfall since September and, if it stays dry up to wheat harvest time in mid-May, the country.. More
Racism has increased among French people according to an annual report by the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) on the fight against racism.
The report released Tuesday said 35 percent of surveyed French people acknowledged being racist comparing to 29 percent in 2012. Nine percent among them said they are "quite.. More
Holding her son's death certificate in one hand, Layla Awad explained that she had been provided with basic aid but struggles financially after the men in her family were killed in November.
"Both of my sons are dead but I have not been given their pension yet," she said.
Awad's two sons and husband were killed in an attack in Fallujah,.. More
For the past two months, Hamzah Abu Terr has slept on the floor of his home. He gave his bed to his three small children whose room he was forced to destroy earlier this year, to avoid large demolition fines issued by the Israeli municipality.
"I had no choice," said Hamzah, sitting on the couch at his home in East Jerusalem next to his eldest.. More
Egypt's deteriorating human rights situation in the past three years has had something of a boiled frog effect to it - things have gotten worse just gradually enough that the country's unfolding problems have been pushed to the margins.
But the severe abuses meted out to Egyptian citizens are crushing any hopes of a pluralistic, truly democratic society.. More
Yousef sat on the navy couch with his arms wrapped tightly around his legs, and rocked back and forth.
It's a position he has become all too familiar with over the past year. He turned on his laptop and waited fitfully for Skype to load.
"Without Skype I wouldn't be able to be in touch with my family in Aleppo," he said in his living room.. More
As Crimea’s parliament has voted to officially recognize the Tatar language to guarantee proportional representation in the republic’s legislative, the Crimean Tatars still refuse to participate in the referendum, which could have the region join Russia.
According to the new act, the Crimean Tatar National Assembly and its bodies will be.. More
In a recent speech made in Iran's southern city of Bandar Abbas, President Hassan Rouhani asserted that his government has promised equal rights to Shia and Sunni Iranians.
But human rights groups claim that Sunni Muslims' rights are being systematically violated in Iran. New York-based Human Rights Watch has said Iran's authorities discriminate against.. More
Mohammed has paid a heavy price for treating the wounded in his home country.
In late 2012, he was working as a field doctor in Damascus when he became the target of a brutal crackdown on those providing medical assistance to the injured in opposition-held areas. "I left Syria after I was detained three times," he told Al Jazeera from his.. More
US policy on drone strikes has been questioned by a rights group who say a strike on a wedding procession killed civilians, not al-Qaeda fighters, as previously claimed by US officials.
Rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a 28-page report on Thursday that said all the victims of a December 2013 drone strike were civilians, citing witnesses.. More
Sara Atef was wearing her school uniform on the day she was arrested by riot police.
The 16-year-old had become a regular sight at anti-government rallies organized by Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups in her hometown of 6 October city, a sprawling satellite development an hour's drive from central Cairo.
Sara, who says her first experience of.. More
Violence in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province, where armed groups fully control one city and parts of another, has displaced up to 300,000 people in six weeks, the United Nations has said.
The province has been hit by a surge in fighting between pro- and anti-government forces that began at the end of last year, as Iraq suffers its worst violence.. More
Wheeling himself out of the children's ward of Kabul's Emergency Surgical Centre for War Victims, Qasem appeared unmoved by the autumn sun and flowers he turned his wheelchair to face.
"I'll never get better," the seven-year-old from Ghazni province said as his left leg protruded from the red-and-black wheelchair he has been relegated to.. More
In the dusty Burmese village of Thet Kay Pyin, Rosia sits tending to her elderly, disabled mother on the floor of a dark bamboo hut. Eighty-year-old Feroza cannot feed herself, speak, or even sit up. Without Rosia's care she would be utterly helpless.
The two women, both Rohingya Muslims, live together in Myanmar's western Rakhine state. In the past.. More