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  • Report: Syria tortured and executed 11,000

    The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has systematically killed and tortured about 11,000 people, according to a reported based on the evidence of a defector and produced by three former international prosecutors. The report, commissioned by the government of Qatar and released on Tuesday, examined thousands of pictures said to have been smuggled.. More

  • Nigerian Muslims urge government to 'redress injustices'

    Thousands of Nigerian Muslims on Sunday urged authorities to "redress the many injustices" against Muslims but reiterated readiness to work with Nigerians of other faiths for the benefit of their country. "We frown at the continued marginalization of the Muslims across the country and in Lagos," Prof Ishaq Oloyede, of the Nigerian.. More

  • Palestinians thirst for water treatment plant

    Khaled Sabra stands next to a broken cement wall across from his house in the Palestinian village of Bruqin. Last winter, the rains caused the stream running below the wall to rise until it overflowed, flooding Sabra's house and other homes in the center of the village. The water also carried sewage and industrial effluent from the Palestinian village.. More

  • Pakistan and US: Hand-in-hand on drone deaths

    While publicly condemning US drone attacks on its soil, evidence suggests Pakistani government complicity. Pakistan's government and political parties are once again up in arms over the latest drone strikes by the US in tribal areas. For years, Pakistani governments - both the quasi-military rule under former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf.. More

  • Amnesty: EU failing Syrian refugees

    European leaders should "hang their heads with shame" over their treatment of Syrian refugees fleeing the country's brutal crackdown, rights group Amnesty International has said. In a briefing, released on Friday, entitled; "An international failure: The Syrian refugee crisis", the rights group states that European Union (EU).. More

  • Iran accused of mistreating Afghan migrants

    A new Human Rights Watch report has criticized the Iranian government for ill-treatment of Afghan migrants, including the detention and deportation of thousands of Afghans each year. The report, Unwelcome Guests: Iran's Violation of Afghan Refugee and Migrant Rights, released at a Kabul press conference last week, calls for action by both Kabul and.. More

  • UN: Refugee numbers at highest in 19 years

    The UN says there are now more refugees than at any time since 1994. Thousands of asylum-seekers, mainly from Afghanistan and the Middle East, head to Indonesia each year to make the dangerous voyage across the Indian ocean to Australia. They are seeking a new life, fleeing war, political unrest, and poverty. The influx of asylum-seekers is a major.. More

  • Occupation costs Palestinians 'billions'

    The Palestinian economy could expand by over a third if Israel were to lift its restrictions on about 60 percent of the West Bank that it controls, the World Bank said. "More than half the land in the West Bank, much of it agricultural and resource rich, is inaccessible to Palestinians," the World Bank said in a report released on Tuesday. "T.. More

  • Little change for Bangladesh factory workers

    What once was her right arm is now just a stub lying limp next to her torso. She sits with a far-away look in her eyes and a sad smile. Morium Begum was working inside Rana Plaza when it collapsed, in what has been dubbed the deadliest garment factory accident in history. "I was stuck in the rubble for three days," said the 30-year-old. "There.. More

  • UN: Syrian refugee numbers cross two million

    More than two million Syrians have now fled their war-ravaged country, according to the UN refugee agency, marking the nearly 10-fold increase from a year ago. In addition to the two million Syrians living as refugees, another 4.25 million people have been displaced within the country since the regime crackdown began in March 2011, UN figures show. "Sy.. More

  • Israel prisoner release sparks re-arrest fear

    Palestinians fear many detainees scheduled for release will only have a brief taste of freedom. Dalia Hatuqa Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 15:17 Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker Email Article Print Article Share article Send Feedback In 2011, 1,027 Palestinian prisoners were freed in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit [AFP/Getty Images] Ram.. More

  • Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists

    President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president. But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded senior Egyptian opposition figures who called for toppling of the country's.. More

  • Israelis pleased with Egypt coup

    Israel's government avoided any show of satisfaction on Thursday over the ouster of Egypt's Mohamed Mursi, an Islamist president who alarmed many in the Jewish state but quickly made clear he would not renege on a peace treaty. A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment on Mursi's removal by the Egyptian army. But a Netanyahu.. More

  • What’s behind the protests in Turkey?

    Turkey has been at the center of global media attention due to protests across the country in recent weeks. Demonstrators have expressed frustration with policies of the ruling party, which led to clashes with police in Istanbul's Gezi Park adjacent to the city's Taksim Square. Al Jazeera's Jamal El Shayyal sat down with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet.. More

  • Malnutrition stunts millions of lives: UNICEF

    Some 165 million children worldwide are stunted by malnutrition as babies and face a future of ill health, poor education, low earnings and poverty, the head of the United Nations children's fund said on Friday. Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, told Reuters the problem of malnutrition is vastly under-appreciated, largely because poor nutrition.. More