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  • UN: Rohingya Muslims, world’s most persecuted minority

    Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya continue to languish in "dreadful conditions" with children dying because they are refused healthcare, the UN has warned, adding that the Muslim minority risked being forgotten in the afterglow of recent elections. The comments were made by a senior UN official following a visit to western Rakhine state, where.. More

  • 186 Palestinians killed by Israel over last 5 months

    According to the latest Palestinian figures, since Oct. 1 of last year, at least 186 Palestinians have been killed and another 15,645 injured by Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip and in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Over the same period, according to Israeli figures, 33 Israelis have been killed in a months-long wave of violence.. More

  • Israeli NGOs report on routine abuse of Palestinian detainees

    Israel's Shin Bet domestic security agency abuses Palestinians under interrogation in a manner so systematic it points to official endorsement, two Israeli NGOs said in a report published Wednesday. The 70-page joint study by rights groups B'Tselem and Hamoked is based on accounts by 116 suspects interrogated at Shikma prison in the southern Israeli.. More

  • French police 'abuse' Muslims under emergency laws

    Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International report physical and psychological abuse as raids target Muslim minority. France has carried out abusive and discriminatory raids and house arrests against Muslims under its current state of emergency, traumatizing and stigmatizing those targeted, including children and the elderly, human rights groups said. Human.. More

  • More than 10,000 refugee children missing in Europe

    More than 10,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Sunday, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade. Europol's press office confirmed to Al Jazeera the figures published in British newspaper The Observer. The number relates to the last 18-24.. More

  • Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza

    On January 7, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides onto Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of crops and farmland along the Israeli border fence. "Herbicides are sprayed in high concentrations. Thus, they remain embedded in the soil, and then find their way to the water basin... More

  • Year 2015 termed 'deadliest for refugees' crossing sea

    The year 2015 was the deadliest on record for refugees trying to reach Europe by sea, with 3,771 deaths recorded in the Mediterranean alone, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. The Mediterranean was followed by Southeast Asia, mostly in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Malaysia and Thailand, which saw at least 800 deaths this.. More

  • Syria: More than 21,000 killed in 2015

    The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a Monday report that 1,793 people were killed in December. The group said that this year’s death toll now stands at 21,179 – 75 percent of whom were killed by the Assad regime. The London-based NGO documented 15,748 deaths by regime forces, including 12,044 civilians. At least 2,592 of.. More

  • Israel held 5,000 Palestinians in ‘admin detention’ in 10 years

    Over the past decade, Israel has used its administrative detention policy against 3,761 people in the occupied territories and Israel, according to research by the Knesset’s state control committee. The research, which was conducted at the request of Israeli-Arab lawmaker Basel Ghattas, revealed that the policy was used 4,691 times between 2005.. More

  • 'Palestinian children live in trauma without end'

    Ismail Abu Shebab, a shy 11-year-old taking a break from school, opened his mouth to speak - but the overhead roar of Israeli warplanes made his words nearly inaudible. As the aircraft came closer, Abu Shebab grew silent. Abu Shebab suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of Israeli bombing during the 2014 Gaza war. "We.. More

  • Palestinian minors in Israeli jails face grim conditions

    Israel’s detainment of hundreds of Palestinian children over the past two months has flooded the Israeli prison system and raised concerns about the conditions children are being detained in. More than 300 Palestinian minors have been arrested since the beginning of October, according to Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer, forcing Israel.. More

  • How tens of thousands of Syrians have 'disappeared'

    Two years after her father, human rights lawyer Khalil Matouq, suffered the same fate, Raneem was kidnapped by Syrian authorities in 2014. She was released after two months in detention, while her father remains missing to this day. For Raneem, the worst part is knowing what conditions her father faces in Syria's prisons. "Our cell was in this.. More

  • Muslim Minority in the Republic of Zimbabwe

    The capital city of the Republic of Zimbabwe is Harare and it is located in Southern Africa. Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia to the north, Mozambique to the east, Botswana to the west, and South Africa to the south. According to statistics, the population of Zimbabwe was 13 million in 2006. There are many ethnic groups in Zimbabwe: Shona: 82%, Ndebele:.. More

  • 'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar

    Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered what amounts to "strong evidence" of a genocide coordinated by the Myanmar government against the Rohingya people, according to an assessment by Yale University Law School. The Lowenstein Clinic spent eight months assessing evidence from Myanmar, including documents and testimony provided by Al.. More

  • Israel 'using excessive force' on Palestinian children

    Israeli forces have been using "disproportionate violence" against Palestinian children as they killed at least ten this month during the ongoing unrest that engulfs Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. "Amid escalating violence and an increasingly militarized environment where Israeli forces and settlers operate with complete.. More