An Israeli NGO expressed concern on Monday over the Israeli army's "indiscriminate fire" policy against Palestinians after collecting testimony suggesting that soldiers were ordered to "kill on sight" during last summer's military onslaught on the Gaza Strip.
In a Sunday statement, Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO, said that.. More
Some of the French soldiers alleged to have sexually abused children in Central African Republic while there on peacekeeping duties have been identified, a French judicial source said on Thursday.
The matter came to light this week when Britain's Guardian newspaper said it had acquired a U.N. report that raised allegations of the rape of young boys.. More
According to official website statement, The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ CAIR categorizes U.S. Islamophobia network groups.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) publishes the groups list that spreading anti-islam prejudice in America. According to its official website statement, the Islamophobic Organizations are.. More
A Bangladeshi national rescued in the Mediterranean Sea from a capsized migrant boat off the Libyan coast on Sunday has claimed that there had been more than 900 people on board, Italian media reports.
According to Italy's La Repubblica newspaper, the Bangladeshi woman -- who is now hospitalized in in Catania, Sicily -- said that there had been between.. More
The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement "Most of the Palestinian minors are detained in Ofer detention center near Ramallah and Megiddo and Sharon prisons in northern Israel."
Two female minors, aged 16 and 17, are detained in Israeli Hasharon prison, the release said.
According to the NGO, arrest campaigns against Palestinian.. More
Scores of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have made homes out of mountain caves on the outskirts of Al-Khalil (Hebron) city, as Israel continues to prevent them from building homes on territories earmarked for Jewish-only settlements.
"We have tried to build homes with bricks and cement, but the Israeli occupation authorities have repeatedly.. More
The war in Syria has plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty, reduced life expectancy by 20 years and led to massive economic losses estimated at over $200bn since the conflict began in 2011, according to a UN-backed report.
The Syrian Center for Policy Research painted a devastating picture of the "systematic collapse and destruction".. More
In recent months, cafes in Istanbul's working-class Zeytinburnu neighborhood have begun to attract growing numbers of young, ethnic Uighur men. Some speak quietly - wary of a rumored network of Chinese informants - about politics in their homeland, China's Xinjiang Province.
"We were tortured and starved there," said Yusuf, now in his middle.. More
A year after the Russian annexation of Crimea on Feb. 28, 2014, Crimean Tatars are still facing human rights abuses by Russian authorities. As the mistreatment of the defenseless minority has incessantly continued, the Crimean Turks Culture and Solidarity Association organized demonstrations on Saturday to protest Russian annexation of Crimea.
A Muslim.. More
According to a news article in 5pillarsuk.com, the number of people accepting Islam in France has increased significantly after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, with imams reporting a growing number of people coming to take the Shahada at mosques.
“It makes me want to go to Islam and to show everyone that this is not what Islam is about,” a young.. More
Gaza farmers are being 'particularly badly affected' by Israel's tight restrictions on their movement.
Amjad Abu Ayash, 56, stood atop a hill and looked out across a patch of charred agricultural land spotted with busted water pipes. "They call this area the 'land of death' because even the birds that come here die," he told Al Jazeera.
Human Rights Watch says it has evidence that Syrian regime forces have carried out hundreds of indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs.
The US-based group says the attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people.
Barrel bombs.. More
A water conservation project in a remote area of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) begun two decades ago has yet to bring clean drinking water to the area, with only 750,000 people have access to clean water.
According to a joint report by the Water Conservancy Office of southwestern Xinjiang’s Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian).. More
Muslim population in England and Wales grows 75% in 10 years. More children and fewer elderly people help Muslim population grow faster than population overall, analysis of latest census data shows.
The Muslim population of England and Wales almost doubled over a 10-year period, a new study reveals. The Muslim population is growing faster than the.. More
Aid workers in South Sudan are finding it hard to operate because roadblocks are suddenly being erected in some areas, the UN's top official for humanitarian assistance has said.
The UN warned two and a half million people are on the brink of famine, and food stocks in some places could run out by next month.
The organization also said more than six.. More