Human rights

Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope

Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that Myanmar is suffering from civil conflict and hostilities.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
UN rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

UN rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

Nov 24, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
Activists fear more crackdowns in Xi Jinping's 'new era'

Activists fear more crackdowns in Xi Jinping's 'new era'

When President Xi Jinping was handed a second term at the helm of the Communist Party this week, he said China had entered a "new era". But human rights activists expect the same old crackdowns.

Oct 27, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday praised the Philippine military for upholding human rights in a five-month battle against pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city.

Oct 25, 2017, 18:18 PM IST

Kenya rights group: 37 killed in protests after August elections

At least 37 people were killed in three days of protests following disputed national elections in Kenya on Aug. 8, a Kenya rights group said on Monday, the highest figure yet given for deaths over the period. 

Oct 09, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake

Emergency workers pulled the last victim's body today from the rubble of Mexico's September 19 earthquake, officials said, as the country turned to rebuilding after a disaster that claimed more than 360 lives.

Oct 04, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

UN calls on Spain to investigate referendum violence

The UN rights chief said on Monday he was "very disturbed" by the violence during the banned independence referendum in the Spanish region of Catalonia and urged Madrid to investigate any possible misconduct. 

Oct 02, 2017, 20:53 PM IST

Watchdog urges UN inquiry into Iran recruiting Afghan kids to fight in Syria

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report today revealed that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been recruiting Afghan immigrant children, as young as 14, to fight in Syria and urged the United Nations to investigate the matter.

Oct 01, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

Islamic State seizes town in central Syria: Monitor

The Islamic State group today seized a town in central Syria known as a symbol of religious coexistence in a surprise attack against regime forces, a monitor said.

Oct 01, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women's driving threat

Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women's driving threat

An arrest warrant has been issued against a Twitter user who had urged Saudi Arabia to take back its royal decree allowing women in the country to drive.

Oct 01, 2017, 07:26 AM IST
Pakistan hands over dossier on Kashmir to UN chief

Pakistan hands over dossier on Kashmir to UN chief

Pakistan has handed over a dossier to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, the country's top security body was informed on Friday.

Sep 30, 2017, 06:33 AM IST

Russia violating human rights in Crimea: UN

Russia is committing "grave human rights violations" in Crimea, UN said on Monday.

Sep 25, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Donald Trump to 'consider' resuming military aid to Egypt

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signaled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record.

Sep 21, 2017, 05:47 AM IST
India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein had said on Tuesday had flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Sep 12, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

Pakistan undertaking internal deliberations about Donald Trump's remarks

Trump last week slammed Pakistan for its continued support to terrorist groups and warned Islamabad of consequences if it continues to do so.

Aug 31, 2017, 21:24 PM IST
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election claims 24 lives: Human rights

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election claims 24 lives: Human rights

Violence also broke out in Nairobi's slum of Mathare, where tear gas and gunshots rang out all night.

Aug 13, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

South Korea general and wife 'treated soldiers like slaves'

A South Korean general and his wife treated soldiers like "slaves", forcing them to retrieve golf balls and pick up toenail clippings, a rights group alleged, prompting officials to launch a probe Wednesday.

Aug 02, 2017, 16:56 PM IST

Jordan scraps law allowing rapists to marry victims

Jordan Parliament`s lower house on Tuesday repealed a law which allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims, the media reported.

Aug 01, 2017, 22:45 PM IST
Human trafficking is violation of human rights, dignity: John Abraham

Human trafficking is violation of human rights, dignity: John Abraham

Human Trafficking has always been a threat to the society.So, to create awareness on the same, on the World Trafficking Day (on July 30), actor John Abraham extended his support to UNODC's global 'Blue Heart' campaign against this social threat and shared his views on some of the most pertinent issues facing the region.

Jul 31, 2017, 18:06 PM IST

UN expert slams Myanmar gov't for worsening rights situation

The situation of the Rohingya people from Rakhine State, many of whom have been forced from their homes amid reports of grave human rights violations, had hardly improved since January.

 

Jul 25, 2017, 12:59 PM IST