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Experts and campaigners seek ban of killer robot weapons

Many experts and campaigners are calling for a ban on "killer robots". Autonomous, artificial intelligence powered guns, planes, tanks and ships could fight future wars without being subject to any human control.

Libyan court sentences Gadaffi's son and 8 others to death

Tripoli - A Libyan court in the capital Tripoli sentenced Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam to death for war crimes, including the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Gaddafi, was killed by rebel forces after being captured near the city of Sirte.

Bangladesh child marriage must stop: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is reporting that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not kept a pledge made last year to put an end to child marriages.

Op-Ed: The Democratic case against Myanmar population control

The US State Department and women's rights group have banded against Myanmar population control, as its been become clear the legislation limits the religious rights of minorities and Muslims.

Op-Ed: Atrocities continue to plague both Iraq and Syria

Iraq, having faced sectarian strife and war for years now, and its neighbour Syria, facing as it is yet more bloodletting, both have seen very heinous atrocities visited upon their respective citizenry.

Op-Ed: New Saudi legislation classifies atheists as terrorists

Riyad - Human Rights Watch reports that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has introduced new legislation to deal with terrorism that includes as terrorists not just members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic State but atheists.

More protesters die in Egypt protesting earlier deaths

Cairo - Four protesters were killed in Cairo demonstrations that were marking the first anniversary of Egyptian security forces' crackdown on demonstrators in Rabbaa al-Adawiya and Nahda Square who were protesting the overthrow of former president Morsi.

Reports: IDF deliberately shot unarmed civilians, rescue workers

Reports from the Red Cross and international human rights groups accuse Israeli troops of deliberately shooting and killing unarmed civilians attempting to flee for their lives in Gaza, as well as medical personnel attempting to rescue the injured.

Child bride who killed allegedly abusive husband to be executed

Tehran - Razieh Ebrahimi is scheduled to be executed after she shot her husband in the head while he was sleeping. She claims she suffered years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of the man she was forced to marry.

'Industrial scale' justice as Egypt court sentences 683 to death

Minya - A court in Egypt, Monday, recommended the death penalty for 683 people after a mass trial that’s been heavily criticized both by European government leaders and human rights organizations.

Op-Ed: Report shows Yemen drone strike likely broke guidelines

Sanaa - Human Rights Watch issued a 28-page report investigating the attack in December 2013 on a wedding procession in Yemen. The attack killed at least 12 men and wounded at least 15 others including the bride.

Human Rights Watch exposes Russian's anti-gay vigilantes (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch has directed its spotlight on the violent gangs of the Russian Federation, who have been carrying out violent vigilante attacks on gay men and women.

Op-Ed: Four different reports examine and criticize US drone strikes

As President Sharif visits Washington and promises to express Pakistani concerns about drone strikes to President Obama, four different reports discuss drone attacks.

HRW: Satellite images reveal 'Nigerian Army abuse' in Baga

Maiduguri - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released satellite images which reveal extensive destruction of civilian property following a military raid on April 16 and 17 in the northern Nigerian town of Baga.

Austerity in Greece having impact on human rights, says UN expert

Athens - That’s the opinion of a United Nations expert who warned yesterday that some of the austerity measures imposed on the Greek economy undermine Greek citizens’ access to jobs, health, water and energy.

Pro-Assad hackers deface Human Rights Watch website

Ideologically driven hackers in the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the website and Twitter page of Human Rights Watch and posted condemnations and denunciations of the group for its activities and investigations and human rights violations in Syria.

South Sudan's colossal child marriage problem

A newly released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, entitled "This Old Man Can Feed Us, You Will Marry Him:’ Child and Forced Marriage in South Sudan," calls on the government of South Sudan to adopt measures to protect girls from child marriage.

'Those Who Take Us Away' report alleges misconduct by RCMP

In 2010 the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) had documented 582 cases of missing or murdered indigenous females in Canada. These cases happened between the 1960s to 2010.

Human rights group: Israel violated rules of war

A U.S. based human rights organisation has accused Israel of breaching rules of war in 18 airstrikes that were carried out during the 8-day conflict in Gaza.

Arkansas jails tenants who can't pay their rent

Little Rock - Hundreds of tenants who are unable to pay their rent are jailed each year under Arkansas' draconian 'failure-to-vacate' law.

Video of 12-year-old Syrian rebel boy beheading civilian shocks

A video of Syrian rebel soldiers beheading their unarmed civilian hostages has sent out shock waves, as a 12-year-old boy wielded the machete. Human Rights Watch have authenticated the video.

A new 'honor' killing in India

Another honor killing incident took place at Kearha village in the northern Indian province of Kaimur, situated at around 95 miles west of the state capital Patna.

Syria accused of using banned bombs as bus is attacked in Homs

Homs - Gunman kill four factory workers in the embattled city of Homs and injure some twenty others as the Syrian government is accused of using cluster bombs.

HRW: US tortured Gaddafi opponents, rendered them to Libya

A new report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) reveals that the United States government under George W. Bush tortured opponents of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi before transferring the prisoners to Libya for further torture.

Human rights groups criticise migrant round-ups in Greece

Athens - Human rights groups have slammed Greece's crackdown on illegal migrants, adding their voice to the Greek Communist party and the far-left SYRIZA. Residents of Athens have in turn accused the Greek left of being blind to the reality of mass immigration.

Human Rights Watch: Syria is running a network of torture centers

According to Human Rights Watch the Syrian regime is running at least 27 detention centers where torture is routinely carried out.

Iraqi brides face court-ordered virginity tests

Baghdad - Whilst the law in Iraq allows men to take four wives, Iraqi women are subjected to honor killings if their virtue is questioned, often tested by forced court ordered virginity tests.

Libya fails to shine under Human Rights spotlight

Human Rights Watch has produced a damning report on Libya, highlighting the ineptitude of the NTC in controlling various militia groups vying for political power. Human rights abuses continue unchecked while justice only applies to the rebel victors.

Iran criticized for sharp rise in executions

The European Union has called on Iran to scrap the death penalty, as it criticized the Islamic Republic for an alarming increase in the number of executions this year.

Saudi reneges on allowing women to participate in Olympics

Riyad - Saudi Arabia has reneged on an agreement to allow women to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games, barely before the ink had time to dry on the paperwork.
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Terrorists in Iraq often time their attacks for maximum loss of life.  Here the remains of a bus in ...
Terrorists in Iraq often time their attacks for maximum loss of life. Here the remains of a bus in Najaf show the results of a car bomb that occurred days before the country’s parliamentary election on March 7, 2010. In all, three people were killed in this bombing and 50 were wounded.
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Edward Snowden makes a statement at Moscow s Sheremetyevo Airport to human rights organizations  Jul...
Edward Snowden makes a statement at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport to human rights organizations, July 12, 2013
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Internally displaced persons in Iraq receive little  if any  governmantal support.  Hassan  who is b...
Internally displaced persons in Iraq receive little, if any, governmantal support. Hassan, who is blind, fled his home in Taji, north of Baghdad, moving to Chikook with his wife and few belongings. He has no plan of moving back to his former neighborhood.
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Children wait for water at a school where they have taken shelter from the increasingly brutal secta...
Children wait for water at a school where they have taken shelter from the increasingly brutal sectarian violence in the Central African Republic.
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