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Turkish border forces ‘fire live rounds at Syrian refugees’ fleeing Isis fighting

Turkish border forces have been accused of using live bullets to drive away refugees fleeing the latest round of violence between Isis forces and …

Middle East

Cambodian Human Rights Group Criticizes Telecoms Law

A human rights group is criticizing Cambodia’s Law on Telecommunications (Telecoms Law) for provisions that it says undermine free speech and violate …

Smoker claims strata's ban violates her human rights

An apartment-bound B.C. woman with severe anxiety is taking her strata council to B.C.'s Human Rights Tribunal for introducing a non-smoking policy …

22 civilians dead in attacks in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

At least 22 civilians were killed in Syria's second city Aleppo, a monitor said on Sunday, in one of the highest single tolls since a fragile truce …

Despite ceasefire fighting erupts in Aleppo; 11 dead, dozens wounded

At least 11 are dead and 28 injured as regime forces traded missile fire with rebels in Aleppo. The city is seen as a potential flashpoint in the …

Video of soldiers torturing woman prompts apology from Mexican defense chief

Mexico's defense secretary formally apologized to the country for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer.<p>Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda addressed a sea of green-uniformed soldiers in a televised address Saturday that illustrated just how damaging …

Israeli soldier seen in video shooting injured Palestinian charged with manslaughter | Toronto Star

Palestinians and human rights groups have repeatedly accused Israel’s military justice system of doing a poor job of prosecuting wayward …

Hollande calls on Egypt to respect human rights

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday called for human rights to be respected in the fight against "terrorism" in Egypt.<p>The comments came …

Syria peace talks near collapse as opposition declares pause | Reuters

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian peace talks came close to collapse on Monday, with the mainstream opposition announcing a pause in talks at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, although it agreed to keep its negotiating team in the city.<p>The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) delegation member …

U.S. acknowledges Israel’s unlawful killings, excessive force, torture, discrimination against Palestinians

<b>Israeli forces detain a Palestinian man at a protest in the occupied West Bank, near the town of Abu Dis on February 16, 2015 (Reuters/Ammar Awad)</b><p>Summary of lengthy U.S. State Department report detailing human rights violations in Israel & occupied territories<p>Ben Norton<p>April 18, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>A …

US accuses Israel of using excessive force against Palestinians

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration accused Israel of using excessive force against Palestinians during a wave of deadly violence, in an annual …