CIA-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and forcibly disappeared detainees; a global fund is launched to help survivors of wartime rape; how to help child soldiers get back on their feet; testimony begins against Gambia's former president on rape charges; confronting China over its Xinjiang abuses at the UN; how America became a "kleptocrats' role model"; Sudan pulls troops out of Yemen; and no escaping the war for Syrian civilians... 

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American CIA-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and other grave abuses without any accountability, HRW said in a new report today. The forces have unlawfully killed civilians during night raids, forcibly disappeared detainees, and attacked healthcare facilities for allegedly treating insurgent fighters. 

Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have launched a fund to provide reparations for survivors of wartime rape.

A UN-funded program is trying to help child soldiers, who often struggle to adjust to civilian life after being forced to fight on the front lines.

One of three women who have accused Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, has begun giving testimony against him. 

Nearly two dozen countries confronted China at the UN this week, voicing their outrage over its persecution of Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang

America once pioneered laws and diplomacy to curb corruption. But under "self-dealing" President Donald Trump, the country has become a kleptocrats' role model.

Some 10,000 Sudanese troops have left Yemen, in what's been described as a "gradual drawdown" of Sudanese soldiers participating in the Saudi-led war. 

And finally yet another reminder that for civilians in Syria, there is still no escaping the war. 

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