The clock above Gaza Strip resident Ahlam Abed chimed 6:00am and in that hour there was strong knocking on the door of her house. The knocking was one of fear.
Behind the door there was a Palestinian family that sought safety from Israel's ceaseless rocket and bomb attacks on the homes of the Gaza Strip, which has been suffering Israeli strikes since..
Evidence is emerging of reprisal killings of 50 Sunni detainees in the custody of Iraqi forces as retaliation for predominantly Sunni militant group, ISIS's take over of parts of Iraq in the last three weeks, say Amnesty International.
Survivors and relatives of the victims said that the detainees were extra judicially executed in the Iraqi city of..
Just outside the Tbeish family home, people began to gather at sunset. Some carried flags, but most held posters of the town's native son, Ayman. A child carried a placard depicting a young man in chains; "Ayman is dying" read another sign, held by an elderly man.
In what has almost become a weekly event, neighbors and complete strangers..
Ibrahim Khattar and his fiancé Daouk were forced to flee Aleppo for Lebanon in late 2012. Months later, the young couple wed and Daouk became pregnant; after the upheaval of the war and a long engagement, they were finally starting a fresh life.
But it was not to be. The couple had not realized their marriage, officiated by a local sheikh, was..
Jamil was only 16 years old when Israeli soldiers raided his Bir al-Basha home near Jenin late last year. It was a few hours before dawn when he was awakened by a hard nudge, blindfolded and handcuffed, then taken away in his pyjamas and house slippers.
His ordeal took place in stages: At an Israeli military base, where he was beaten and forbidden..
Three years after fleeing their war-torn country, more than half a million Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s urban centres have become more vulnerable and destitute, a new study has revealed.
A household assessment released by CARE International on Thursday found that urban Syrian refugees are struggling to cope with inadequate housing and high..
The United Nations has warned that a looming drought in Syria could push millions more people into hunger and exacerbate a refugee crisis caused by the three-year conflict.
Syria's breadbasket northwestern region has received less than half of the average rainfall since September and, if it stays dry up to wheat harvest time in mid-May, the country..
For the past two months, Hamzah Abu Terr has slept on the floor of his home. He gave his bed to his three small children whose room he was forced to destroy earlier this year, to avoid large demolition fines issued by the Israeli municipality.
"I had no choice," said Hamzah, sitting on the couch at his home in East Jerusalem next to his eldest..
Egypt's deteriorating human rights situation in the past three years has had something of a boiled frog effect to it - things have gotten worse just gradually enough that the country's unfolding problems have been pushed to the margins.
But the severe abuses meted out to Egyptian citizens are crushing any hopes of a pluralistic, truly democratic society..
Yousef sat on the navy couch with his arms wrapped tightly around his legs, and rocked back and forth.
It's a position he has become all too familiar with over the past year. He turned on his laptop and waited fitfully for Skype to load.
"Without Skype I wouldn't be able to be in touch with my family in Aleppo," he said in his living room..
US policy on drone strikes has been questioned by a rights group who say a strike on a wedding procession killed civilians, not al-Qaeda fighters, as previously claimed by US officials.
Rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a 28-page report on Thursday that said all the victims of a December 2013 drone strike were civilians, citing witnesses..
Sara Atef was wearing her school uniform on the day she was arrested by riot police.
The 16-year-old had become a regular sight at anti-government rallies organized by Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups in her hometown of 6 October city, a sprawling satellite development an hour's drive from central Cairo.
Sara, who says her first experience of..
Violence in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province, where armed groups fully control one city and parts of another, has displaced up to 300,000 people in six weeks, the United Nations has said.
The province has been hit by a surge in fighting between pro- and anti-government forces that began at the end of last year, as Iraq suffers its worst violence..
Wheeling himself out of the children's ward of Kabul's Emergency Surgical Centre for War Victims, Qasem appeared unmoved by the autumn sun and flowers he turned his wheelchair to face.
"I'll never get better," the seven-year-old from Ghazni province said as his left leg protruded from the red-and-black wheelchair he has been relegated to..
The United Nations has accused both sides to the Syria conflict of grave violations against children.
Children caught in the Syrian war are being recruited as child soldiers, used as human shields, and tortured, according to a new UN report.
The report, released on Tuesday, found that in the early stages of the nearly three-year conflict, the Syrian..