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Car bombing hits Syrian evacuees, several dead: Monitor

A car bomb blast killed several people Saturday at a transit point for Syrians being transferred out of two besieged government-held towns under an evacuation deal, a monitoring group said.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rights groups call for F1 race to be cancelled

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rights groups call for F1 race to be cancelled

Bahrain`s biggest sporting event is watched by a worldwide audience of millions and has been held since 2004, with the exception of 2011 when violent civil unrest forced its cancellation.

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 in Iraq attack

At least 33 people have reportedly killed execution-style by ISIS gunmen in eastern Syria, according to a monitoring group.

China says Taiwan man investigated for harming national security

Relations between Beijing and Taiwan have worsened in the past year, largely because Beijing distrusts the Democratic Progressive Party, which took power last year.

Air strikes kill 9 in Syria's Idlib: Observatory

Air strikes pounded Syria`s rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including children, a war monitoring group said.

No takers for gender studies, human rights in CBSE schools

Subjects such as human rights and gender studies offered in Class 12 by the CBSE have not found any takers, prompting the board to stop offering them besides 5 other academic electives and 34 vocational courses.

China slams US election `farce` in annual rights report

Beijing on Thursday accused American politicians of corruption and hypocrisy in its yearly rebuttal to US criticisms of China`s human rights record, saving an extra heaping of invective for the country`s divisive presidential race.

New Zealand does not condone racial abuse, says envoy

New Zealand does not condone racial abuse in any form, the country`s Acting High Commissioner to India, Suzannah Jessep, said on Tuesday after an Indian in Auckland said he was assaulted, spat at and subjected to racist slurs during a road rage incident.

Pakistan created terror outfits against India, now 'monster' devouring its own creator: India

Pakistan created terror outfits against India, now 'monster' devouring its own creator: India

Pakistan created terror outfits against India and the "monster" is now devouring its own creator, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva said on Wednesday.

Human rights lawyers in China beaten, arrested: Report

Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China's communist government have increasingly themselves become subject to political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression, according to a report released on Thursday.

Myanmar to probe police over allegations of crimes against Rohingya

Myanmar to probe police over allegations of crimes against Rohingya

Myanmar has denied almost all allegations of human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State, where many Rohingya live.

Syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels

Syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels

Syrian state TV and military media army say government troops have gained control of the main water source for Damascus.

Appoint NHRC DG within a week: SC to Centre

A bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar also asked the central government to appoint the members of the NHRC within four weeks.

China rights website founder held over `state secrets`: Amnesty

The founder of one of China`s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses has been formally arrested for "leaking state secrets", Amnesty International said Thursday -- the latest blow in a broad crackdown on activists.

Independent MLA Rashid detained in Jammu and Kashmir

Police on Saturday detained independent MLA from north Kashmir's Langate constituency, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, as he tried to lead a protest march to the office of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) here on the occasion of World Human Rights Day.

Syrian troops capture new rebel district in Aleppo: Monitor

Syrian troops capture new rebel district in Aleppo: Monitor

The Syrian army continued to advance seizing Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo from rebels as they press an offensive to recapture all of the city, a monitor said on Saturday. 

21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

They also announced an upcoming event which will showcase the extent of modern-day slavery, Xinhua news agency reported.

Syria forces take third of rebel-held Aleppo, nearly 1,000 civilians flee

Syria forces take third of rebel-held Aleppo, nearly 1,000 civilians flee

Government forces have retaken a third of rebel-held territory in Aleppo, forcing nearly 10,000 civilians to flee as they pressed their offensive to retake Syria's second city.

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Send fact-finding mission to Kashmir, Pakistan urges UN again

Send fact-finding mission to Kashmir, Pakistan urges UN again

Pakistans Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has once again called on the UN to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir, saying that Indias rejection to allow one was in fact acknowledgment of the “grave atrocities” being committed by its forces.