- Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups Updated: Nov-26-15 12:11 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.
- Rights group: China use of torture uncurbed by legal reform Updated: Nov-12-15 6:07 am
BEIJING - His arms were bent behind the chair, his wrists cuffed so tightly his hands swelled.
- Rights group: 400,000 Syrian kids in Turkey not in school Updated: Nov-09-15 3:59 am
ANKARA, Turkey - More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not able to attend school despite a Turkish government move that allowed them access to the Turkish schooling system, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.
- Morocco defends hold on Western Sahara - and targets IKEA Updated: Oct-31-15 10:15 am
RABAT, Morocco - Morocco is reacting aggressively to any challenges to its claims on Western Sahara, as it marks 40 years since taking control of the mineral-rich territory. Among apparent targets of its wrath: Swedish icons IKEA, Volvo and H&M.