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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.

22 children killed in air strikes on Syrian school: UNICEF

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "warplanes -- either Russia or Syrian -- carried out six strikes" in the village of Hass, including on a school complex, killing 11 schoolchildren.

Sri Lanka approves new anti-terrorism law draft

Affirming Sri Lanka's commitment to human rights, the country's cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft of a new counter-terrorism law to replace the existing Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Baloch activists hold protest against Pakistan in Germany, say "PM Modi Balochistan loves you"

Baloch activists hold protest against Pakistan in Germany, say "PM Modi Balochistan loves you"

The Pakistani Army's savagery in Balochistan is nothing new but its scale is said to have intensified after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Independence Day.

After PM Narendra Modi's August 15 speech, Pakistan used chemical weapons in Balochistan - Watch​

After PM Narendra Modi's August 15 speech, Pakistan used chemical weapons in Balochistan - Watch​

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, almost reproached Pakistan for human rights violations in Balochistan.

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail Saturday and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Big boost for PM Modi! US voices concerns over human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Big boost for PM Modi! US voices concerns over human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

PM Modi in his Independence Day speech came out openly in support of "freedom" for Balochistan and "PoK."

EU justice ministers vow to tackle growing radicalisation in Europe

The delegations from 27 EU member states participating in the conference adopted a joint statement in which they stressed their determination to protect democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

Exercise maximum possible restraint while dealing with mob: Army Chief to security forces

On a visit to Kashmir amid unrest, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday asked the forces to exercise maximum possible restraint while dealing with mobs and uphold human rights.

UN rights appeals to India, Pakistan for access to Kashmir

Voicing concern over alleged human rights violations, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein today appealed to both India and Pakistan to grant his team access to Jammu and Kashmir as well as PoK.

Hinduism does not allow conversion by aggression: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Hinduism does not allow conversion by aggression: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Hindu tradition does not allow conversion by means that amount to aggression on an individual's human rights, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said, emphasising that Hinduism is not a religion but a tradition which believes in accepting and respecting all identities.

Protect citizens amid 'rising intolerance', US tells Indian govt

Protect citizens amid 'rising intolerance', US tells Indian govt

Expressing concern over reports of "rising intolerance and violence" in India, the US has asked the Indian government to do "everything in its power" to protect citizens and to bring to justice the perpetrators.

Syria, Russia cluster munition use `relentless`: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused the Syrian regime and its ally Russia on Thursday of extensively using banned cluster munitions in their offensive against rebels in the war-torn country.

UK adds Pak-based Chinese Islamic group to terror list

Britain has listed the Pakistan-based East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a terrorist organisation, a move likely to please China, which has demanded Western support for its fight against a group it says seeks to split off its western region of Xinjiang.

Pakistan taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives: Khurshid

Pakistan taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives: Khurshid

Lashing out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz for calling upon the international community to take appropriate steps to fulfil its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions, former union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said this is extremely unacceptable as Islamabad has been taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives through the acts of terrorism.

Turkey temporarily suspends human rights convention after failed coup

Turkey temporarily suspends human rights convention after failed coup

The Turkish government notified the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe (CoE) on Thursday that it intends to temporarily suspend the European Convention on Human Rights in the country.