Syrian rebel groups based inside the country accused the exiled opposition of failing to represent the movement fighting Bashar al-Assad, complicating Russian and U.S. efforts to convene peace talks between the warring sides.
Syria’s opposition fighters must do more to respect the laws of war after an Internet video appeared to show a rebel leader mutilating and biting into the heart and liver of a dead enemy soldier, Human Rights Watch said.
Violence used by Syrian, Yemeni and Libyan leaders to curb pro-democracy protests is “shocking” and has led to widespread human-rights violations, said Navi Pillay , the United Nations high commissioner for human rights.
The U.S. government hopes that a new United Nations commission created to investigate reports of widespread human rights abuses in North Korea will intensify the international pressure on the repressive regime.
Egyptian protesters calling for an end to army rule clashed with security forces in central Cairo for a fifth night as military pledges for a quicker power transfer to a civilian authority failed to end demonstrations.