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    Between Reassurance and Reengagement? The future of NATO

    Between Reassurance and Reengagement? The future of NATO

    rity policy is back at the top of the agenda. There are disturbing developments on...

    Egypt's travel bans systematically used to silence human rights defenders' voices

    Egypt's travel bans systematically used to silence human rights defenders' voices

    rabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), was informed by Egyptian security at Cairo...

    Afghanistan: Civilian casualties hit a record 11,000 in 2015

    Afghanistan: Civilian casualties hit a record 11,000 in 2015

    orded since the US-led invasion more than 14 years ago, media reports said. In an annual...

    Chinese authorities urged to free 'disappeared' booksellers

    Chinese authorities urged to free 'disappeared' booksellers

    ared, Human Rights Watch said today. The five are affiliated with the Hong Kong-based Mighty...

    Ludwika-Finding the missing link

    Ludwika-Finding the missing link

    home in Przedborów Poland. She was forced to leave her daughter Irena, her mother...

    The Right Plan—and the Wrong One—to Address the Refugee Crisis

    The Right Plan—and the Wrong One—to Address the Refugee Crisis

    future at stake, Europe’s debate on the refugee crisis is taking on an air of...

    Egypt's travel bans systematically used to silence human rights defenders' voices
    Feb 14, Cairo: On 4 February 2016, Mr Gamal Eid, a renowned Human Rights lawyer, founder and... Full article
    Afghanistan: Civilian casualties hit a record 11,000 in 2015
    Feb 14, Kabul:  The number of Afghan civilians killed and wounded surpassed 11,000 in 2015... Full article
    Chinese authorities urged to free 'disappeared' booksellers
    Feb 14, Beijing: Chinese authorities should immediately release five booksellers who the... Full article
    Rights group asks Thailand to investigate attack on ‘sea gypsies
    Feb 14, NY: Thai authorities should urgently investigate the violent attacks and forced evictions against indigenous Chao Lay, known as sea gypsies, in Phuket province and bring those responsible to justice, Human Rights Watch said. The Thai government is obligated under international law to protect the rights of all people within the country. Witnesses told HRW that on the morning of January 27, 2016, at least 100 men attacked a group of Chao Lay in a dispute over a 33-rai (5 hectares)... Full article
    Saudi sends aircraft to Turkey's Incirlik base
    Feb 14, Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has sent aircraft to NATO-member Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, local media reports said. According to Al Arabiya television report on Saturday, Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri, adviser in the office of Saudi Arabia's minister of defence, told that the kingdom was committed to stepping up the fighting against ISIL and the move was part of those efforts. He also said the... 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

    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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