U.S. and European governments express alarm about what they say is a growing number of their citizens traveling to Syria to join extremist militants in the fight to topple Bashar al-Assad. In the United States, ...Read more

The United Nations has warned that a looming drought in Syria could push millions more people into hunger and exacerbate a refugee crisis caused by the three-year conflict....Read more

Prior to the 14 August clashes, the two main protest sites, al-Nahda and Rabaa al-Adawiya, were densely populated with women, children, and men who have been staging a 47 days-long peaceful sit-in to protest the removal of President Mohammed Morsy....Read more

Many of the at least 74 pro-Morsy protesters killed in clashes with Egypt’s riot police and plain clothed men who stood alongside were shot in the head or chest....Read more

Egyptian authorities should stop arbitrarily detaining Syrians and threatening to summarily deport them....Read more

A United Nations human rights investigator accused Israel on Monday of imposing collective punishment on 1.75 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip....Read more

UN launched a $4.4 billion humanitarian appeal – the largest aid request in the Organization’s history...Read more

Scores of journalists reporting on human rights abuses in Syria have been killed, arbitrarily arrested, detained...Read more

The EU has considerable leverage in the region, yet is taking a back-seat to the US – which dithers as relations in the region break-down. It’s time for a change, writes Emer Costello. MEP...Read more

Israel must release a Palestinian activist held without charge for two years, Amnesty International urged after his administrative detention ...Read more