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China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:52

More than half of China`s foreign aid of over $14 billion between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said on Thursday, underscoring Beijing`s interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy.

20 jihadis killed in Syria airstrikes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:12

As many as 20 fighters from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, were killed Wednesday morning in Syrian airstrikes on the northern city of al-Raqqa, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

KHRC orders govt to reserve seats for women with kids in buses

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:33

In a move to provide relief to women travelling with their children, Kerala Human Rights Commission has asked the government to reserve seats for them in buses run by the state road transport corporation.

Bangladesh urged to withdraw draft law on NGOs

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:19

The Bangladesh government has proposed a law that would impose draconian restrictions on already beleaguered NGOs, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

Pak human rights commission demands repeal of `draconian` law

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:27

Terming Pakistan`s new anti-terror law as a "blatant attack on the fundamental rights of the people," a human rights group today demanded the repeal of the `draconian` legislation.

Europe court condemns Russia for mass expulsions of Georgians

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:51

The Strasbourg-based court`s ruling in a case filed by Georgia in 2007 described Moscow`s policy of expulsions as "arbitrary".

Bihar minister Ramai Ram lands in trouble

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:23

Bihar minister Ramai Ram has landed in trouble with the state Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issuing him notice and directing him to submit reply on a complaint of ignoring treatment to his domestic help.

Construct school kitchen sheds, NHRC directs Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 15:59

The NHRC has directed the Odisha government to construct kitchen sheds in all its primary schools, a petitioner said.

GSHRC notice to DGP for police inaction in assault on woman

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 15:54

Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) has issued notice to state DGP for police inaction in the alleged assault of a middle-aged woman by three persons.

UN probe panel on Lanka yet to seek entry into the country

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:54

The three-member panel appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to probe alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka is yet to seek entry into the country.

160 captives killed in yet another execution by Iraqi extremists

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:53

Iraqi extremists killed at least 160 captives in a major execution in the city of Tikrit earlier this month.

UN rights office questions Israeli crackdown amid teen hunt

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:54

The UN`s human rights office on Friday urged Israel and its adversaries to exercise restraint amid a crackdown on Palestinians during a hunt for three Jewish teenagers missing in the West Bank.