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China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said in a new report that the rebels known as Houthis have used land-mines in at least six provinces since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition launched its military campaign against them.

Islamic State rapes and tortures Sunni Arab women too: HRW

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Myanmar commanders should be punished for rape of Rohingya: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

HRW urges Pakistan to investigate bloggers `abduction`

Pakistan is routinely ranked among the world`s most dangerous countries for journalists.

Islamic State 'summarily executed` 13 Iraqi civilians: HRW

Islamic State 'summarily executed` 13 Iraqi civilians: HRW

Islamic State group fighters "summarily executed" 13 civilians after villagers rose up against them at the start of the Iraqi army`s offensive to retake Mosul, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Baloch woman accuses Pakistan of genocide, posts heart-wrenching pics of Army's brutality in Balochistan

Baloch woman accuses Pakistan of genocide, posts heart-wrenching pics of Army's brutality in Balochistan

Banuk Shirin Baloch, claiming to a be a Baloch woman, has exposed Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan.

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Up to 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, says the UN.

Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul: HRW

Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul: HRW

The residents said they believed up to 200 people were killed in the weeks before Islamic State withdrew from the town.

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims: Human Rights Watch

Nigerian soldiers and policemen have raped and sexually abused women and girls fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Nigeria officials `sexually abusing Boko Haram victims`

Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Nigerian officials of sexually exploiting women and girls living in camps for victims of Boko Haram in the restive northeast.

Stop using 'harsh' Public Safety Act in J&K: Amnesty International, ICJ, HRW

Stop using 'harsh' Public Safety Act in J&K: Amnesty International, ICJ, HRW

Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch on Saturday asked authorities in Jammu & Kashmir to stop using the "harsh" Public Safety Act (PSA) for detaining people without trial.

Azerbaijan holds referendum on boosted presidency

Azerbaijanis went to the polls Monday in a controversial referendum on handing extra powers to long-serving President Ilham Aliyev, with opposition and rights groups criticising the proposed constitutional changes as undemocratic.

Rights group accuses Turkey, pro-Kurdish forces over Syria civilian deaths

Rights group accuses Turkey, pro-Kurdish forces over Syria civilian deaths

Turkish air strikes in northern Syria in late August killed 24 civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, accusing Ankara of failing to properly identify the target and pro-Kurdish forces of grouping fighters together with civilians.

BRUTAL CRACKDOWN: 104 killed in Ethiopia anti government protests

Nearly thousands of people demonstrated in numerous cities of Oromia during the weekend to show their discontent at the ongoing arrests and abuses against opponents, activists and politicians who support the Oromo independence cause.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: Report

Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya suspected of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday, as police challenged them to provide evidence to an independent body.

Human Rights Watch says domestic workers `trapped` in Oman

Human Rights Watch warned on Wednesday that many foreign domestic workers in Oman are trapped in abusive employment, urging the sultanate to reform its "restrictive" immigration system.

Rights group blasts EU plans on halting Libya migrant exodus

Rights group blasts EU plans on halting Libya migrant exodus

Human Rights Watch warned that the European Union measures on curbing the flow of migrants from Libya.

Rights experts slam mass arrests as Bangladesh hunts killers

Sheikh Hasina accuses the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its Islamist party ally, Jamaat-e-Islami, of orchestrating the killings to destabilise the country.