Kurds committed abuses in Syria — rights group

BEIRUT: Kurds in parts of northern Syria have carried out arbitrary arrests and failed to investigate the killings and disappearance of political opponents, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in a re

Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

BAGHDAD: Baghdad asked Washington Wednesday to carry out air strikes on militants who attacked Iraq’s main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north, amid warnings the country’s future was a

Row over human rights: GCC puts off EU talks

A high-profile meeting between the foreign ministers of the GCC and the EU has been canceled allegedly due to some differences including a row over human rights.

Israel tightens W. Bank grip as Abbas blasts kidnappers

JERUSALEM: Israel further tightened its grip on the West Bank Wednesday, arresting another 65 people, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas lashed out at those behind the kidnapping of three Israeli

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