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UN rights office questions Israeli crackdown amid teen hunt

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:54

The UN`s human rights office on Friday urged Israel and its adversaries to exercise restraint amid a crackdown on Palestinians during a hunt for three Jewish teenagers missing in the West Bank.

Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 06:10

A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America`s concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs.

Slaying of Libya activist draws UN, Western condemnation

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:19

The slaying of a Libyan women`s rights activist in her home just hours after she voted in a general election drew Western and UN condemnation on Thursday.

Amnesty India hails UN`s naming of Lanka rights probe panel

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:54

Amnesty International India today welcomed UN`s naming of three experts to conduct a comprehensive probe into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the armed conflict in 2009.

China indicts activist who backed press freedom

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:23

A prominent Chinese activist who has pushed for human rights and democracy has been charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order, more than 10 months after he was taken into police custody, his lawyer said today.

US military ties with Egypt trump rights concerns

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:21

The United States may claim to be appalled by Egypt`s human rights record, but its 35-year-old military alliance with the most populous Arab power remains sacred.

Thailand`s junta releases `Red Shirt` activist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:39

Thailand`s military junta today released an opposition activist who had appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was "too good for words to say" after demands from several human rights group for her freedom.

Israeli teen`s mother makes UN appeal for release

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:35

The mother of one of three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped in the West Bank made an impassioned appeal today before the UN Human Rights Council for their return.

Uganda minister who stormed gay rights meeting wins case

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:05

A Ugandan minister has won a case brought by gay rights campaigners after he stormed a workshop they had been holding, in the wake of tough new anti-gay laws, activists said Tuesday.

Kabul urged to end `moral crimes` prosecutions

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:53

The government of Afghanistan should adopt recommendations from UN member countries to abolish prosecution of women for so-called "moral crimes," Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Manmohan Singh`s immunity issue looked at in human rights case in US

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 09:13

A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by July 10 on the immunity issue of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group.

Wear white to protest Singapore pink gay rally, religious groups say

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 15:24

Some Christians have joined Muslims in Singapore urging followers to wear white this weekend in protest at the sixth annual "Pink Dot" gay rights rally, which attracted a record 21,000 people last year.