Human Rights

Turkey detains more a 1,000 over suspected links to Gulen

Turkey on Wednesday detained more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and later temporarily suspended some 9,000 personnel from...
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EU extends Iran sanctions over human right violations

The European Union has extended sanctions against Iran by another year over what the bloc says are serious human rights violations.
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EU blasts Israel for demolishing and confiscating Palestinian homes

In February, Israeli forces distributed 42 demolition orders in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in Area C of the occupied West Bank.

Yet another deadly chemical attack in Syria

It was the third claim of a chemical attack in just over a week in Syria.
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Devastated Yemen begs Europe for help

The war by Saudi Arabia, which seeks to reinstate former president Hadi, has killed over 12,000 Yemenis, according to recent tallies.
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EU wants access to encrypted messaging application data

Options will range from voluntary cooperation to enacting laws to require messaging providers to open encryption backdoors to law enforcement authorities.

Modern slaves win EU court case against their Greek ‘masters’

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot for demanding unpaid wages.

Israeli minister proposes to build an island of the coast of Gaza

The plan calls for an eight-square-kilometer island linked to Gaza by a five-kilometer bridge.

Hungary plans to build backup fence to halt migrants

Nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants came to Hungary in 2015, mostly before the first fence was built on its southern border and border controls were tightened.

Israel continues to deny ‘eyes and ears’ access to its territory

Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda".

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