Iraqi women and children with perceived ties to Islamic State militants are denied access to food and health care, sexually abused, and routinely blocked from obtaining identity cards and other documents needed to work or move freely, according to a…
By Layla Quran
Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice.
By Mike Corder, Associated Press
Here are five important stories you may have missed this last week.
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith
Migrants and refugees are continuing to flee wars and persecution in the Middle East and North Africa as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. In the first half of 2017, 73,000 have reached Italy over that route,…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, says there's a "fair chance" that a U.S. airstrike played a role in killing scores of civilians in Mosul, but voiced doubt that the weapon used…
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
The prison north of Damascus was known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse" and in it, as many of 13,000 people were hanged in only four years after a series of sham trials, according to a new report issued by Amnesty…
A new report by Amnesty International reveals that there were at least 1,634 executions worldwide last year, the most since 1989.
By Marina Lopes
A Syrian government raid on an Islamic State threshold that resulted in over 100 civilian casualties last year could amount to a war crime, human rights organization Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.
By Carey Reed
Louisiana's attorney general voiced his disagreement on Friday with a court ruling that could lead to the release of an inmate who has spent 42 years in solitary confinement.
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