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USA POLITICS: New Drone Rules Will Increase Civilian Deaths

USA POLITICS: New Drone Rules Will Increase Civilian Deaths

“The Trump administration’s reported widening of its rules for targeted killings opens the door for more US attacks on civilians,” Tayler said. “It also sends a message to all countries acquiring armed drones that they too can try to bend international law when taking human life in the name of countering terrorism.”

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

Philippines dismissed as “thoughtless and irresponsible” a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in what the group called a “campaign of extrajudicial execution”.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Watchdog Scolds Netanyahu Over Handling of 2014 Gaza War

ISRAEL POLITICS: Watchdog Scolds Netanyahu Over Handling of 2014 Gaza War

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was criticized on Tuesday by Israel’s main government watchdog over what it said was a lack of preparation and cabinet consultation over a network of Hamas tunnels that confounded the military in the 2014 Gaza war.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Human Rights Watch to Myanmar: Punish Army for Rape

MYANMAR POLITICS: Human Rights Watch to Myanmar: Punish Army for Rape

Human Rights Watch called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Calls For Ban On Women Drivers To Be Lifted

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Calls For Ban On Women Drivers To Be Lifted

“They are all unjust acts by a traditional society, far more restrictive than what is lawfully allowed by the precepts of religion,” Prince Alwaleed said.

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NIGERIA: Soldiers, Police Raped Boko Haram Victims – Human Rights Watch Says

NIGERIA: Soldiers, Police Raped Boko Haram Victims – Human Rights Watch Says

“One day he demanded to have sex with me. I refused but he forced me,” A 17-year-old girl said she was raped by a policeman.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Human Rights Watch Slams Government Over ICC Exit

SOUTH AFRICA: Human Rights Watch Slams Government Over ICC Exit

Human Rights Watch says South Africas withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is an enormous blow to its commitment to justice for atrocity crimes.

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