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Medical staff during outbreak have own set of problems

PETALING JAYA: While they are busy saving lives, medical frontliners are facing their own set of struggles when it comes to family life.

Thailand

‘Thai army recruits routinely abused’

A NEW investigation by Amnesty International alleges that Thailand’s military “routinely subjects new conscripts to a barrage of beating, humiliation and sexual abuse that often amounts to torture”.

Focus

Syria’s war in numbers

Victims More than 380,000 people have been killed as of January 2020: more than 115,000 were civilians, out of which 22,000 were children and 13,612 women.

World

'The pleas and the screams' - Syrian defector appeals for stronger U.S. measures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Syrian defector who smuggled thousands of photographs of torture out of the country, helping prompt new U.S. sanctions, pleaded with U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to enforce tough measures against Syria's government over atrocities during its civil war.

World

First trial on torture in Syria to open in Germany in April

BERLIN (Reuters) - The first trial of suspected members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's security services for crimes against humanity, including torturing and killing opposition activists, will start next month, a German court said on Tuesday.