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Gross rights abuses committed by both sides in South Sudan: Report

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 13:16

Gross human rights abuses, including rapes, mass killings and torture, have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan towards end of last year, according to a new UN report which said civilians were directly targeted in the violence.

Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:04

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

`Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 01:55

The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

Gory videos OK when posted for users to `condemn`: Facebook

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:54

Facebook Inc has surreptitiously resumed allowing decapitation videos to be posted on its website, lifting a temporary ban it had placed earlier this year on content featuring graphic violence.

Sri Lanka Army baffled by rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 17:16

The Sri Lanka Army Friday said it was baffled by allegations against the military and vowed to battle the "malicious propaganda network".

Sri Lanka accuses US of human rights abuses

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 15:58

Days before a US-sponsored resolution will be taken up against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Colombo accused Washington of committing human rights abuses.

Sri Lanka moving backwards, says Blake

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 13:04

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake has said the country is moving backwards on democracy.

‘UN should urge SL to be accountable on rights abuses`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 16:14

United Nations members should urge Sri Lanka to act on accountability for abuses at its UPR on November 1, Human Rights Watch said.

Amnesty accuses Maldives regime of human rights abuses

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 19:05

The London-based rights watch group slammed the regime of President Mohamed Waheed for shrugging off its responsibility to human rights violations.

Pak worried as US discusses human rights `abuses`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 23:51

Five US lawmakers who attended the hearing stressed the right to self-determination of the Baloch people.

Mugabe plans to retire after next polls: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 16:54

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking immunity from prosecution for a string of human rights abuses, it has emerged.

US sanctions Iranian officials for rights abuses

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:01

The US has slapped sanctions on two senior Iranian officials for "serious" human rights abuses aimed at protesters who took to the streets in large numbers following the controversial 2009 elections in Iran.