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UN human rights chief: Taliban carrying out 'summary executions'player

UN human rights chief: Taliban carrying out 'summary executions'

The U.N. human rights chief quoted 'credible reports' of serious violations committed by the Taliban.

Duma Repeat?

Duma Repeat?

An appeal for attorneys to meet the minors arrested has been rejected.

Haley to Iran: Release the political prisoners immediately

Haley to Iran: Release the political prisoners immediately

US Ambassador to the UN demands Iran immediately release political prisoners: We won’t rest until they are returned.

This is how Hamas uses children to harm Israel's border fenceplayer

This is how Hamas uses children to harm Israel's border fence

Photos distributed by the IDF show how Hamas uses children and teens to carry out terror attacks against Israel.

Tunisia human rights panel receives 65,000 complaints

Tunisia rights panel receives 65,000 complaints

Panel tasked with uncovering the truth about human rights violations in Tunisia receives 65,000 complaints.

Amnesty warns of surge in executions in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty warns about executions in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International warns more than 100 people might be executed by Saudi Arabia in the first six months of 2016.

Dictators' club fails to silence UN Watchplayer

Dictators' club fails to silence UN Watch

Authoritarian governments angered by UN Watch speech in Human Rights Council, desperately attempt to shut down speaker.

Saudi Arabia says all those executed received a fair trial

Saudi Arabia: Those executed received a fair trial

Saudi Arabia's mission to the UN defends the execution of 47 men, including Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr which angered Iran.

UN committee passes resolution on Iran's human rights record

UN passes resolution on Iran's human rights record

Third Committee of the UN General Assembly passes resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran.

Iran reportedly open to discussing human rights violations

Iran open to discussing human rights violations?

UN rapporteur says Iran is willing to discuss alleged human rights violations but hasn't taken any concrete steps.

UNHRC member Saudi Arabia to execute pro-democracy cleric

Saudi Arabia to execute pro-democracy cleric

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court rejects appeal against the death sentence for Shiite cleric who called for pro-democracy protests.

Iran Blocked Holocaust Education Website Throughout 2014

Iran Blocked Holocaust Education Website in 2014

US State Depatment's annual report on human rights finds Holocaust denial a continuing problem in the Islamic Republic.

Congress Unanimously Condemns Iran Human Rights Abuses

Congress Condemns Iran Human Rights Abuses

House resolution highlights abuse of women , minorities, bi-cameral opposition to any 'bad' Obama-Iran nuclear deal.

Iranian Nobel Laureate: Rouhani is Just as Bad As Ahmadinejad

Nobel Laureate: Rouhani Just as Bad As Ahmadinejad

Shirin Ebadi says the human rights situation has not improved under Rouhani but, in fact, is in some cases even worse.

UN Issues Scathing Report on Human Rights Abuses in Iran

UN Issues Report on Human Rights Abuses in Iran

Harsh report says at least 48,580 girls between 10 and 14 years of age were married in 2011, juvenile executions still allowed.

ISIS Executes Human Rights Activist in Mosul Over Facebook Post

ISIS Executes Human Rights Activist in Mosul

Samira Salih al-Nuaimi criticized terror group on social media - and a target in the campaign against Mosul's female activists.

Hamas Bans Public Celebrations in Gaza

Hamas Bans Public Celebrations in Gaza

All celebrations - including weddings - banned from the public eye out of 'solidarity' with families still reeling from war.

Security Forces Use Drones to Monitor 'Price Tag' Suspect

Police Use Drones to Monitor 'Price Tag' Suspect

Drone launched over alleged vandalism on Arab orchard, monitoring suspect's every step and prompting questions over priorities.

Iran Claims UN Rapporteur is a 'Mossad Spy'

Iran Claims UN Rapporteur is a 'Mossad Spy'

Iranian lawmaker claims that the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran is "an agent for the Zionist regime."

Is the Saudi King Holding His Daughters Against Their Will?

Saudi King Holding Daughters Against Their Will?

UN receives complaints about Saudi princesses being held against their will, but it could be a while before anything is done.

Rouhani Not Living Up to His Promises, Says UN Chief

UN Chief: Rouhani Not Living Up to His Promises

UN Secretary-General says that Iran's President has failed to fulfill his promises to allow greater freedom of expression.

Dramatic Video of Iranian's Desperate Struggle At Gallowsplayer

Video of Iranian's Desperate Struggle At Gallows

Iranian prisoner tries to fight off hangmen at public hanging, after last request to say goodbye to mother in audience denied.

UN: Syria War 'Shameful Indictment' of World

UN: Syria War 'Shameful Indictment' of World

UN's Ban condemns global inaction, as new US human rights report notes Syria as world's leading offender.

Israel's UN Envoy: Lift the Mask Off Iran

Israel's UN Envoy: Lift the Mask Off Iran

The Iranian regime smiles when it meets with the West, but is in fact a murderous and cruel regime, says ambassador Ron Prosor.

PA and Hamas Guilty of Rampant Human Rights Abuses

PA and Hamas Guilty of Rampant Human Rights Abuses

New report from Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza reveals systemic abuses and oppression by PA and Hamas governments.

Quietly, Migrants are being Returned to Detention Facility

Quietly, Migrants are being Returned to Detention

MK Ayelet Shaked refutes leftist claims that Holot detention center for infiltrators violates human rights.

Al-Jazeera Host with Rare Praise for Israel

Al-Jazeera Host with Rare Praise for Israel

Surprising praise for IDF on pan-Arab TV: why can’t the Syrian army learn from Israel?

Iran Rejects UN Condemnation, Says it is 'Biased'

Iran Rejects UN Condemnation, Says it is 'Biased'

Iran rejects a UN resolution which condemned its human rights violations, claims it was based on reports by "terrorists".

UN Condemns Iran's Human Rights Violations

UN Condemns Iran's Human Rights Violations

General Assembly condemns human rights violations in Iran, welcomes pledges by President Rouhani to improve in some areas.

MKs: Human Rights are for ‘Settlers,’ Too

MKs: Human Rights are for ‘Settlers,’ Too

MKs ask: What about the human rights of Jews in Judea, Samaria?

Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Irony: Countries with questionable human rights records win seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council.

Iranian Nobel Laureate Criticizes 'Moderate' Rouhani

Iranian Nobel Laureate Criticizes Rouhani

Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi cites a dramatic increase in executions since Rouhani took office.

Saudis Pushing UN Resolution to Condemn Syria Violence

Saudis Pushing Resolution on Syria Violence

Saudi Arabia's UN resolution would condemn "violations of human rights" by Assad's government.

MK Struk Calls for an End to 'Administrative Orders'

MK Struk: End 'Administrative Orders'

Following police brutality allegations, MK urges end to British Mandate-era practice of imprisoning or distancing suspects without charge.

UN Monitor Slams Iran Over Arrest of Journalists

UN Monitor Slams Iran Over Arrest of Journalists

The UN monitor for human rights in Iran says there is a rise in arrests of journalists, part of a pattern of increasing violations.

UN Reports an Increase in Iran's Human Rights Violations

UN: Increase in Iran's Human Rights Violations

Human rights violations in Iran spiralled in 2012, a United Nations monitor says.

Hamas Responds to HRW: We Didn't Mean to Hurt Civilians

Hamas: We Didn't Mean to Hurt Civilians

Hamas responds to HRW report which accused it of war crimes, says it "only targeted soldiers and military bases".

Iran Criticizes UN for Condemning its Human Rights Record

Iran Criticizes UN Over Condemnation

Iran criticzes a UN committee for passing a resolution condemning its human rights record, says the West uses the issue for political gain.

UN Condemns Iran and Syria for Human Rights Abuses

UN Condemns Iran and Syria for Human Rights Abuses

A key United Nations committee passes non-binding resolutions condemning human rights abuses by Iran, Syria and North Korea.

MKs Worried by China’s Organ Tradeplayer

MKs Worried by China’s Organ Trade

Political enemies united by concern over allegations of murder for organ trade in China.