Attacks, intimidation on rise in Maldives: Amnesty

 Protesters are being frequently beaten up while the media faces a growing number of death threats in the Maldives, Amnesty International said Thursday, after a fact-finding mission to the honeymoon islands.

Formula One committed to `respecting human rights`
Formula One committed to `respecting human rights`

Formula One has committed itself to respecting human rights ahead of Sunday`s controversial Grand Prix in Bahrain, which Amnesty International has accused of rampant rights abuses.

Italy pleads for aid to cope with migrant influx

 Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.

Italy pleads for aid to cope with migrant influx

 Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.

French envoy Vedrine pushes new UN veto rules

 France dispatched ex-foreign minister Hubert Vedrine this week on a fact-finding mission to push for new rules limiting veto use by the UN`s five powers.

Violence in Damascus refugee camp kills 18 - Amnesty

At least 18 civilians have been killed in a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus since the Islamic State group attacked it last week, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Amnesty slams Afghanistan`s `failure` to protect women activists

Afghanistan is turning its back on female activists and leaving them vulnerable to threats, assassinations and sexual assault, Amnesty International said Tuesday, urging the international community to preserve hard-won gains for women.

Amnesty probing reports of Iraqi forces` abuses in Tikrit

Amnesty International said Thursday it was investigating reports of serious human rights violations committed by Iraqi government and allied forces in the operation to retake the city of Tikrit.

Palestinian rockets killed Gaza civilians during war: Amnesty

In a damning report released today, Amnesty International said Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians inside the Gaza Strip than inside Israel.

Amnesty denounces deadly Venezuela protest crackdown

 Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on demonstrations that swept Venezuela last year and which left 43 people dead, saying protesters were shot, electrocuted and sexually assaulted.

SC ruling "defining moment" for freedom of expression: Amnesty

Terming the apex court's decision to strike down Section 66A of the IT Act as a "defining moment" for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International Tuesday said there are other problematic laws, including those on sedition and criminal defamation, that exist and need to be done away with.

Amnesty warns on `seriously alarming` Nigeria oil spills

Amnesty International on Thursday said two major oil companies operating in Nigeria, Shell and ENI, reported a combined 553 oil spills in 2014, a "seriously alarming" figure that qualifies as a "national emergency."

Airstrikes by Syrian government war crimes: Amnesty
Airstrikes by Syrian government war crimes: Amnesty

 The Syrian government committed "war crimes" in the airstrikes launched in the northeastern province of al-Raqqa in November 2014, killing 115 civilians, 14 of whom were children, according to a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday.

New Saudi execution takes year's tally to 45

A man convicted of murder was beheaded in the Saudi capital on Monday, amid a steep rise in the number of executions in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom this year.

Sepp Blatter says Qatar needs to do more to protect workers
Sepp Blatter says Qatar needs to do more to protect workers

FIFA president Sepp Blatter visited Qatar`s emir on Sunday and said that while progress has been made in improving workers` rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation, more still needed to be done.

Saudi Arabia 'gang' leader 44th beheaded this year

The beheading of a gang leader in Saudi Arabia on Thursday raised the number of executions carried out this year to 44, already more than half the total for 2014.

Amnesty International demands investigation into Dimapur lynching incident

Amnesty International India on Saturday demanded that the incident of lynching of the rape accused in Nagaland must be investigated and members of the mob should be brought to justice.

Amnesty condemns Iran`s `brutal` blinding of man

International rights group Amnesty International condemned Iranian authorities Friday for what it said was the "unspeakably cruel" blinding of a man on the grounds of retribution.

Saudi executions set `unprecedented` pace

Saudi Arabia has beheaded dozens of convicts, including foreign drug traffickers, since the start of the year in what Amnesty International calls an unprecedented pace of executions in the kingdom.

Mexico`s `I`m tired now` attorney general steps down

Mexico`s much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, will step down Friday to take up another cabinet post.