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    Upholding women’s human rights essential to Zika response: UN

    Upholding women’s human rights essential to Zika response: UN

    ffective, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said, following the advice to...

    African free expression groups to engage stakeholders on Internet rights and freedoms

    African free expression groups to engage stakeholders on Internet rights and freedoms

    Africa have been equipped with knowledge, skills and strategies needed to engage stakeholders...

    Update: At least seven died in a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan

    Update: At least seven died in a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan

    of Tainan. A 17-storey building collapsed and trapped scores of residents. William Lai,...

    Journalist Shawkan's trial postponed again

    Journalist Shawkan's trial postponed again

    and his trial according to reports has been delayed till April 4, The prisoner of conscience...

    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist acts

    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist acts

    rrorist acts", the company said on Saturday. The US-based firm in a blog said the...

    UN urges elimination of ‘violent practice’ of female genital mutilation by 2030

    UN urges elimination of ‘violent practice’ of female genital mutilation by 2030

    2030, calling it a “violent practice” that scars girls for life, endangering their...

    UN urges elimination of ‘violent practice’ of female genital mutilation by 2030
    Feb 6, NY: The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female... Full article
    New allegations of sexual abuse emerge against UN peacekeepers in CAR
    Feb 5, Bangui: The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported... Full article
    Saudi Arabia ready to deploy ground troops to Syria
    Feb 5, Riyadh: Saudi Arabia is prepared to deploy ground troops to Syria to fight the Islamic... Full article
    New stamps promoting LGBT equality worldwide unveiled
    Feb 5, Geneva: The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal – a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The new stamps, which celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community, mark the first time the United Nations has issued stamps with this theme. The set, which features two in English, two... Full article
    Muslim community abused by French Authorities: Report
    Jan 4, Paris: French Authorities have been accused of carrying out abusive and discriminatory raids and house arrests against Muslims under its current state of emergency, according to reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The Human Right's watchdogs had published separate reports pointing to cases where excessive force had been used, leading to human rights violations including violence.According to reports, the police burst into homes, restaurants, or mosques;... Full article
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    Feb 1, Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corporation has... Full article

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    Jan 24, Davos: The World Economic Forum in... Full article

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    Jan 23, London: Google will be paying... Full article

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    Feb 5, Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert... Full article

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    Jan 30, Moscow: A Strong 7.0 magnitude... Full article

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    Jan 26, NY: The global average surface... Full article

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    Jan 25, Seoul: More than 50 people have been... Full article

    The dawn of a new Statesman: Indian PM Modi visit to Pakistan brings life to drowning relations
    Dec 30, Delhi: With the changing times the world is witnessing the new world order, a new dawn... Full article
    Donald Trump's Islamphobic statements could fuel hate crimes
    Dec 18,  Oslo: One shouldn’t be surprised with the speech of the Republican US... Full article
    Racism in the rhetoric and action of developed nations
    By Prabalta Rijal Mia, was walking down the road, with a file in her hand and tears in her... Full article
    Blood Cotton: Uzbekistan's illegitimate trade
    Has anyone of us ever realized that the clothes we bear, the fabrics we gracefully flaunt in parties, the dresses we desire fully admire to have one of those to outshine our aura, have a fraction of share of blood and cries of those minors and helpless humans who lived under the most repressive regimes in the world, Uzbekistan! As one of the leading exporter of cotton in the world, has become most controversial and deadly producers of our times, who’s every inch of a harvested soil is... Full article
    Thor Halvorssen: A paragon of ‘human rights’
    Thor Halvorssen’s deep engagement in the complicated and often dizzying politics of global human rights has put him at the center of a series of international conflicts. It has also made him one of the most polarizing and perplexing figures in the arena of human rights activism. His New York–based Human Rights Foundation has one item on its agenda: to combat oppressive regimes worldwide, whether that means extricating activists from their countries, mounting campaigns to free... Full article

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