Syrian death toll passes 100
17 April 2017 | 1:18 pm
At least 112 people have died after a bomb a bomb hit buses carrying evacuees on Saturday from besieged Syrian towns, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
5 Sep 2021
Two cars are seen destroyed in Kabul after the United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an IS-prepared car bomb. The US military said it was "aware of reports of civilian casualties" from the strike, which came after an attack outside the airport late last week killed more than 100 people, including 13 American troops.
6 Sep 2021
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19 Sep 2021
At least two people have been killed and 20 others have been wounded in separate explosions in eastern Afghanistan. Witnesses have said the explosions targeted Taliban vehicles.
22 Sep 2021
While the Taliban have said only that female students must observe hijab, without giving more details, women dressed in black robes at a pro-Taliban rally in Kabul September 11 raised fears that the Islamist group will reintroduce mandatory wearing of head-to-toe garments. This week we spoke to two Afghan women who told us more about the Taliban's dress code – and the women who are fighting against it in the streets and online with the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.
24 Sep 2021
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for urgent action to curb the "terrible and tragic" consequences of the conflict. She also cited an economic and political crisis made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.
1 Oct 2021
How do you investigate human rights abuses in your own country as a civil war rages in part of it and where there are inevitably abuses happening on both sides? Daniel Bekele, head of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, admits that the job is not easy as he works alongside the UN to investigate abuses in the country's Tigray region. He joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
8 Oct 2021
Dubai's Expo has released figures on construction-related casualties for the first time — amid criticism of the Gulf state's workers' rights record.
10 Oct 2021
In a tight 21-18 vote, diplomats put an end to Dutch plans for a two year extension to an independent investigation despite Western support. The war in Yemen started in 2014 and continues to this day.
13 Oct 2021
Today's Focus takes us to Kinshasa, DRC's sprawling capital city, where growing addiction to "bombé," a new artisanal drug, is rattling authorities. The lethargy-inducing mixture is made of crushed pills (often opioids but composition varies) and chemical residue that's been filtered through exhaust pipes.
23 Oct 2021
Human rights activists on Monday (October 19) urged governments and athletes world-wide to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China as Athens prepared to hand over the Olympic flame to Beijing in a ceremony in the capital, saying that anything less would make the world complicit in what they called 'genocide' by Beijing. China's treatment of minorities has come under increased scrutiny in the run-up to the games, scheduled from Feb. 4-20. Activists protested at Ancient Olympia on Monday, where the flame lighting ceremony was held.
20 Oct 2021
Human Rights Watch accuses the Cuban government of arresting people arbitrarily, mistreating detainees and holding sham trials in revenge for unprecedented street protests that erupted across the country this summer.
2 Nov 2021
A lawsuit has been filed against a group of Belarusian security officials for crimes against humanity — including torture. Rights groups have asked German prosecutors to take on the case.
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Warsaw was promised Germany's missile defenses but Polish officials now urge Berlin to send them to Ukraine instead. Berlin says their Patriot missiles are for NATO deployment only.
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A new oil pipeline set to cross Uganda and end at the Tanzanian coast is supposed to bring jobs and prosperity. But environmentalists and human rights activists are not convinced.
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Sudanese artists try to preserve traditional Meroitic handcrafted jewellery, which women traditionally wear in weddings and events, against cheaper imports.
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It's a school like no other. Since 1822, the Centre of Naval Instruction, in the French port city of Brest, has trained the cadets of the French Navy. Every year, 240 youngsters aged between 16 and 18 join the famous "Mousses School".
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Despite all odds and social barriers, women in Pakistan are using comedy to break gender stereotypes, share personal experiences and challenge patriarchal practices.
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Military leaders and the main pro-democracy group in Sudan have signed a deal this Monday to establish a civilian-led transitional government. But the deal has already been heavily criticised by democracy activists.