Human Rights Watch

Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

  NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists […]


FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, an Iraqi woman living in Iran holds a poster of the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite cleric, in a demonstration against Sunni militants of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and to support Ayatollah al-Sistani, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iraq’s top cleric calls for deal on PM by Tuesday

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday called on political blocs to agree on the next prime minister before the newly elected parliament sits next week, stepping up pressure on political leaders to […]


Farm workers make their way across a field shrouded in fog as they hoe weeds from a burley tobacco crop near Warsaw, Ky., early in this Thursday, July 10, 2008 file photo. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms. A report released Wednesday by Human […]


This Sept. 2012 photo taken in Gaza's Central Prison released by Human Rights Watch shows Hani Abu Aliyan, a 28-year-old convicted of killing a boy in 2000, when he himself was 14 years old, and of killing a friend in a dispute over money in 2009. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch)

Rights group urges Gaza’s Hamas to halt executions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group demanded Tuesday that Gaza’s Hamas government halt all planned executions, including that of a 28-year-old convicted of killing a child when he himself was […]


X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator launched from catapult of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier, Atlantic Ocean, US Navy photo (AP Photo)

Navy launches unmanned aircraft from carrier

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) — The Navy for the first time Tuesday launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean, as it wades […]



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