Amnesty International said most of those executed were convicted "after sham trials" that relied on confessions extracted through torture.
Hezbollah should be careful what it wishes for because if the stalemate continues, then chaos could be the perfect setting for a potential Israeli strike.
Amnesty International warned late Wednesday that rebels have taken up positions on a Hudaida hospital rooftop, raising concerns they are using the hospital's patients as human shields to ward off coalition airstrikes.
Iraqi elections' big winner Moqtada al Sadr promised a non-corrupt political system, less sectarian division, and sovereignty under a coalition he wants to create. But the challenge of realising them is bigger than forming a government.
Saudi Arabia has held meetings with two leaders from Iraq that have a violent sectarian past. In a bid to counter Iran's influence, the Saudis might be getting into bed with those accused of serious crimes against the Sunni population in Iraq.
The offensive is targeting insurgents from the Nusra Front group in the Juroud Arsal area on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal, and in areas of the western Qalamoun mountains in Syria.
More than 370 prisoners are held in a stifling prison outside Mosul, many of them infected with diseases, Iraqi officials say. Meanwhile, HRW says extrajudicial killings of suspected Daesh members risk a Sunni backlash in the country.
The island nation's justice department accused it of sanctioning violence and glorifying the men convicted of killing three police officers in a 2014 bomb blast.
The families of five youths killed in a raid last week say they were buried without permission. Authorities deny the charge. Tensions soared in Bahrain after soldiers raided Diraz village, arresting nearly 300 people in a crackdown on dissent.
The protesters were outside Shia cleric Isa Qassim's house as part of a long-running show of support when authorities raided it. Qassim faces expulsion from the Sunni-ruled kingdom over alleged links to Iran and fomenting violence.
Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad has mobilised a coalition of forces backed by Russia and Iran to retake eastern Aleppo, which fell to opposition forces in 2012.
Several militias are fighting alongside the Iraqi state to clear Mosul of Daesh. One group of militias, Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi, has a very problematic past and can potentially inflame a protracted sectarian conflict in Mosul.
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