Assam to seek refugee status for selected migrants

Assam government said it would formally approach the central government over the issue of granting refugee status to some people.

Religious freedom worsens in China, Indonesia: US

The US says protection of religious freedom has deteriorated in Indonesia, Maldives, and China has intensified repression of Tibetan Buddhists.

US criticises Iran for religious persecution

The United States voiced growing concern on Friday about Iran`s "ongoing persecution" of religious minorities, including Baha`is, and called on Tehran to protect human rights at home.