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FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

Human Rights Watch says UN resolution increases pressure on FIFA to take action against Israeli soccer clubs based in Judea and Samaria.

FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

Human Rights Watch: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites

Founder of Human Rights Watch warns that Trump’s election as U.S. president is encouraging anti-Semitism in Europe.

Human Rights Watch: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites

FIFA urged to stop games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch urges governing body of international soccer to quit sponsoring Israeli matches in Judea and Samaria.

FIFA urged to stop allowing games on 'stolen Palestinian land'

Rights group blames Turkey for civilian deaths

Human Rights Watch says Turkey was negligent in identifying target in Syria airstrikes, resulting in civilian deaths. Turkey denies charge.

Human Rights group blames Turkey for civilian deaths

HRW condemns Hamas execution of one of its own men

Human Rights Watch slams yet 'another extra-judicial killing by forces linked to Hamas', after senior commander killed for 'spying'.

HRW condemns Hamas execution of one of its own men

Did Russia Use Cluster Bombs in Syria?

Human Rights Watch accuses Moscow of fighting dirty in anti-rebel bombings, providing dangerous cluster munitions to Damascus.

Did Russia Use Cluster Bombs in Syria?

Egypt Blasts HRW Over Report on Rights Abuses

Egypt says Human Rights Watch report condemning it of "flagrant human rights abuses" victimizes Egypt.

Egypt Blasts HRW Over Report on Human Rights Abuses

HRW: Put Israel on Child Rights Violators List

Human Rights Watch urges UN chief to resist pressure and add Israel to an annual "List of Shame" of children's rights violators.

HRW Calls on UN to Put Israel on Child Rights Violators List

Saudi Arabia Beheads Wife Killer, Drug Smuggler

Two beheadings bring number of executions in gulf kingdom to 92 so far this year, drawing criticism from rights groups.

Wife Killer, Drug Smuggler Beheaded in Saudi Arabia

HRW Condemns Egypt Over Brotherhood Verdicts

Human Rights Watch says decision to sentence alleged Brotherhood members to death is "blatantly unjust".

HRW Condemns Egypt Over Muslim Brotherhood Verdicts

Kurds Block Return of Arabs to Disputed Iraq Areas

Human Rights Watch issued a report Thursday warning Kurdish fighters against 'collective punishment' as displaced Arabs try to return home.

Kurds Blocking Return of Arabs to Disputed Iraq Areas

Human Rights Watch Calls for Syria Sanctions

HRW condemns Assad regime's widespread use of barrel bombs, calls for arms embargo - but China and Russia not interested.

Human Rights Watch Calls for New UN Sanctions on Syria

'PA's ICC Move Fueled by European-backed NGOs'

NGO Monitor shows how NGOs funded by Europe have been waging 'lawfare' on Israel for decades, paving the way for 'war crimes' threat.

'PA's ICC Move Fueled by European-backed NGOs'

Iraq Debuts Reality Show . . . On ISIS Attacks

Reality show forces ISIS terrorists to meet their victims' families. Could the pop culture idea deter future terrorists?

Iraq Debuts Reality Show . . . On ISIS Attacks

HRW: Terrorist Home Demolitions are 'War Crimes'

NGO calls on Israel to end practice of demolishing terrorists' homes as deterrent after deadly attacks.

Human Rights Watch: Terrorist Home Demolitions are 'War Crimes'

NGO Claims Israel 'Illegally' Expelling Illegals

US-based HRW charges 'abuse, unlawful detention' despite Israeli laws, overwhelming evidence of job migration.

NGO Accuses Israel of 'Illegally' Expelling Illegal Immigrants

US 'Human Rights' NGO Supports Hamas War Crimes?

Blogger exposes Human Rights Watch head condoning Hamas abductions, in a direct breach of the Geneva Conventions.

US 'Human Rights' NGO Supports Hamas War Crimes?

HRW Condemns Kidnapping, but Also Israel's Arrests

Human Rights Watch calls for the release of kidnapped youths, also has criticism for Israel with respect to its arrests of terrorists.

HRW Condemns Kidnapping, but Also Israel's Arrests

Call for Int'l Court Jurisdiction in 'Palestine'

Abbas urged by human rights groups to join International Criminal Court to sue for 'war crimes and crimes against humanity.'

Call for Int'l Court Jurisdiction in 'Palestine'

HRW Accuses Israel of 'Shooting Palestinians'

Human Rights Watch says Israel is shooting Arabs along the border with Gaza, ignores Gazans' provocations.

HRW Accuses Israel of 'Shooting Palestinians'

HRW Urges Kerry to Delay Aid to Egypt

Human Rights Watch calls on Washington not to resume military assistance to Egypt until its government ends human rights abuses.

Human Rights Watch Urges Kerry to Delay Aid to Egypt

Saudi King Says Atheists Are Terrorists

Saudi King Abdullah issues series of new decrees defining atheists as terrorists.

Saudi King Says Atheists Are Terrorists

PM Condemns 'Hypocrisy' in UN Human Rights Council

Netanyahu brands UNHRC a 'procession of hypocrisy'; council also under fire for whitewashing Saudi human rights abuses.

Prime Minister Issues Scathing Attack on UN Human Rights Councilplayer