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Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers

Turkish authorities in Istanbul and nine provinces on or near the Syrian border have stopped registering all but a handful of recently arrived Syrian asylum seekers. The suspension is leading to unlawful deportations, coer...

Thailand: Labor Abuses Persist in Fishing Fleets

The Thai government has failed to address widespread labor rights abuses in Thailand’s fishing fleets, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to senior European Union officials on Jul 15, 2018.

Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise

Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said on Jul 15,...

In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that ‘everybody will lose’

Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Pe...