More than 10,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Sunday, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade.
Europol's press office confirmed to Al Jazeera the figures published in British newspaper The Observer.
The number relates to the last 18-24.. More
On January 7, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides onto Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of crops and farmland along the Israeli border fence.
"Herbicides are sprayed in high concentrations. Thus, they remain embedded in the soil, and then find their way to the water basin... More
The year 2015 was the deadliest on record for refugees trying to reach Europe by sea, with 3,771 deaths recorded in the Mediterranean alone, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.
The Mediterranean was followed by Southeast Asia, mostly in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Malaysia and Thailand, which saw at least 800 deaths this.. More
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a Monday report that 1,793 people were killed in December.
The group said that this year’s death toll now stands at 21,179 – 75 percent of whom were killed by the Assad regime.
The London-based NGO documented 15,748 deaths by regime forces, including 12,044 civilians. At least 2,592 of.. More
Over the past decade, Israel has used its administrative detention policy against 3,761 people in the occupied territories and Israel, according to research by the Knesset’s state control committee.
The research, which was conducted at the request of Israeli-Arab lawmaker Basel Ghattas, revealed that the policy was used 4,691 times between 2005.. More
Ismail Abu Shebab, a shy 11-year-old taking a break from school, opened his mouth to speak - but the overhead roar of Israeli warplanes made his words nearly inaudible.
As the aircraft came closer, Abu Shebab grew silent.
Abu Shebab suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of Israeli bombing during the 2014 Gaza war.
Israel’s detainment of hundreds of Palestinian children over the past two months has flooded the Israeli prison system and raised concerns about the conditions children are being detained in.
More than 300 Palestinian minors have been arrested since the beginning of October, according to Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer, forcing Israel.. More
Two years after her father, human rights lawyer Khalil Matouq, suffered the same fate, Raneem was kidnapped by Syrian authorities in 2014. She was released after two months in detention, while her father remains missing to this day.
For Raneem, the worst part is knowing what conditions her father faces in Syria's prisons.
"Our cell was in this.. More
The capital city of the Republic of Zimbabwe is Harare and it is located in Southern Africa. Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia to the north, Mozambique to the east, Botswana to the west, and South Africa to the south. According to statistics, the population of Zimbabwe was 13 million in 2006.
There are many ethnic groups in Zimbabwe: Shona: 82%, Ndebele:.. More
Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered what amounts to "strong evidence" of a genocide coordinated by the Myanmar government against the Rohingya people, according to an assessment by Yale University Law School.
The Lowenstein Clinic spent eight months assessing evidence from Myanmar, including documents and testimony provided by Al.. More
Israeli forces have been using "disproportionate violence" against Palestinian children as they killed at least ten this month during the ongoing unrest that engulfs Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.
"Amid escalating violence and an increasingly militarized environment where Israeli forces and settlers operate with complete.. More
Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli police and eyewitnesses said.
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a Palestinian was shot and killed after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli police officer in Jerusalem.
According to Israeli police, Motaaz Ewaisat, 16,.. More
Amnesty International has accused Kurdish armed units in northern Syria of razing Arab and Turkmen villages, actions it says amounted to war crimes.
A report published by the rights group on Tuesday included witness accounts of fighters displacing thousands of civilians of Arab and Turkmen background, and the destruction of homes.
The alleged abuses.. More
A record number of refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, breaching the half-a-million mark for the past nine months, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
As of Tuesday, the group said 522,124 people had travelled by sea to reach the continent.
About 388,000 have entered via Greece, and more than.. More
Reflecting less than 1 percent of the population of Hungary being Muslim, the hostility towards minorities has flared in the wake of recent refugee arrivals, streaming in escaping war from the Middle East and Africa, according to a report in the The
And with the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, opening declaring that he refused.. More
And why is the UN not naming the perpetrators? by Rashed al-Ahmad My name is Rashed al-Ahmad. I'm a pharmacist originally from Kurnaz, a small village in the countryside of Syria's Hama province. I...More