Not just LGBT, Sonam Kapoor is strong supporter of basic human rights

Not just LGBT, Sonam Kapoor is strong supporter of basic human rights

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor feels irrespective of a person's sexual orientation, they have the right to be themselves.

US President Barack Obama urges Vietnam to improve human rights to guarantee progress

US President Barack Obama urges Vietnam to improve human rights to guarantee progress

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Vietnam to improve its human rights record to guarantee sustainable economic progress and greater political stability for its future.

LGBT rights are human rights: Barack Obama

LGBT rights are human rights: Barack Obama

He also lauded the efforts the US made in recent years in marriage equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Despite carnage, Syria`s Aleppo not in fighting `freeze`

Regime aircraft on Friday pounded rebel areas of Syria`s second city Aleppo, which was left out of a deal to "freeze" fighting despite international outrage over renewed violence.

Hurriyat wants OIC to take up rights issue with India

Hurriyat wants OIC to take up rights issue with India

He also asked the OIC to involve itself in finding an "honourable and lasting solution to the pending Kashmir issue”.

Situation in PoK disturbing, Pakistan has never given value to human rights: India

Situation in PoK disturbing, Pakistan has never given value to human rights: India

 Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday that situation in Pakistan-occupied J&K region was always disturbing.

With focus on Qatar World Cup, UN asks FIFA to step up human rights commitment

With focus on Qatar World Cup, UN asks FIFA to step up human rights commitment

The recommendations come two weeks after Amnesty International described rights abuses in Qatar`s preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

France says Syrian govt air strikes erode peace efforts

France says Syrian govt air strikes erode peace efforts

Syrian government air strikes on the outskirts of Damascus that killed 33 were designed to "terrorise" the Syrian people and erode attempts to find a political solution to the conflict, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said on Friday.

Indian appointed UN adviser on human rights and businesses

An India-born academician has been named by the UN Human Rights Council as an adviser to one of its working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Human rights 'deteriorating' in China: 12 Western countries

The United States and 11 other Western countries are criticising China's "deteriorating human rights record," saying its "extraterritorial actions are unacceptable."

Watch – Farmer beaten up, dragged by police, bank loan recovery agents in Tamil Nadu

Watch – Farmer beaten up, dragged by police, bank loan recovery agents in Tamil Nadu

A farmer in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district was mercilessly beaten up by some police officials and bank loan recovery agents, footage of which has gone viral on social media.

'India's top leadership should censure extremist rhetoric'

This is the third time - after 2001 and 2009 - that India has failed to issue visas to the members of USCIRF, an official said.

Nine dead in ISIS Damascus car bombing: Monitor

Nine dead in ISIS Damascus car bombing: Monitor

A suicide car bombing killed nine people Tuesday at a police officer`s club in the Syrian capital, a monitor said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Israel demolishes buildings in southern West Bank

Israeli forces demolished at least a dozen buildings in a disputed military zone in the southern West Bank on Tuesday, leaving a number of families homeless, authorities and residents said.

Pakistan urged to end clampdown on free speech

 Pakistani journalists and activists faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both security forces and militant groups, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

North Korea leaders should face trial for crimes against humanity: UN

The 2014 report prompted the UN General Assembly to urge the Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court.

Islamic state frees 270 of 400 people it kidnapped from Syria's Deir al-Zor

Islamic state group released from its prisons 270 of 400 civilians, most of them women and children, it kidnapped when its fighters attacked government-held areas in Syria`s eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

'Misuse of religion biggest threat to world peace'

Rampant misuse of religion to exploit societies poses one of the biggest threat to global peace and surpasses even the increasing incidents of communal conflicts, according to Nobel Laureate Leymah R Gbowee.

China rights lawyer gets suspended three-year sentence

One of China`s most celebrated human rights lawyers was handed a suspended three-year prison sentence on Tuesday, state broadcaster CCTV said, after posting comments critical of the ruling Communist Party.

Maldives rebukes EU for adopting sanctions resolution

The Maldives government on Friday criticised the European Union for adopting a resolution seeking imposition of sanctions on the country and described the action as "inappropriate" and "irresponsible".