Amnesty slams Australia over detention of indigenous children

The detention of indigenous children has become a national crisis in Australia, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, and demanded the government do more to stem what it termed a spiralling epidemic.

Amnesty urges ban on use of pellet guns by Kashmir police

International rights watchdog Amnesty International on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government must prohibit the use of pellet firing shotguns during policing of demonstrations.

Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Qatar hits back at Amnesty labour claims
Qatar hits back at Amnesty labour claims

Qatar insisted Thursday it was "committed" to improving conditions for its huge number of migrant labourers following an Amnesty report accusing Doha of failing to deliver on promised reforms.

Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers

Qatar, host of soccer`s 2022 World Cup, is doing little to improve conditions for its 1.5 million migrant workers despite promising reforms last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Amnesty report says Qatar is still failing migrant workers
Amnesty report says Qatar is still failing migrant workers

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Pakistani beheaded in Saudi Arabia, 84 executions in 2015

Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a Pakistani national convicted of drug trafficking, bringing to 84 the number of such executions in the kingdom in 2015.

Amnesty tells South Korea to release jailed draft dodgers

 Amnesty International on Wednesday called on South Korea to release hundreds of young men jailed for refusing mandatory military service, labelling their continued internment a "scandal".

Libya `cruelty` drives dangerous crossings: Amnesty

Migrants in Libya face "cruelty" and abuse, driving many people to risk their lives in dangerous Mediterranean crossings aimed at reaching sanctuary in Europe, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Amnesty slams `crimes against humanity` in Syria`s Aleppo

Syrian government forces are committing "crimes against humanity" by indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it also criticised rebels for abuses including "war crimes".

Amnesty slams 'crimes against humanity' in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian government forces are committing "crimes against humanity" by indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as it also criticised rebels for abuses including "war crimes".

French lawmakers set to OK controversial spy bill

French lawmakers are set to approve a new law Tuesday granting the state sweeping powers to spy on its citizens despite criticism from rights groups that the bill is vague and intrusive.

Pakistan hangs 100th convict, Amnesty slams `shameful milestone'

 Pakistan on Tuesday carried out its 100th execution since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December, in what rights group Amnesty International described as a "shameful milestone".

Attacks, intimidation on rise in Maldives: Amnesty

 Protesters are being frequently beaten up while the media faces a growing number of death threats in the Maldives, Amnesty International said Thursday, after a fact-finding mission to the honeymoon islands.

Formula One committed to `respecting human rights`
Formula One committed to `respecting human rights`

Formula One has committed itself to respecting human rights ahead of Sunday`s controversial Grand Prix in Bahrain, which Amnesty International has accused of rampant rights abuses.

Italy pleads for aid to cope with migrant influx

 Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.

Italy pleads for aid to cope with migrant influx

 Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.

French envoy Vedrine pushes new UN veto rules

 France dispatched ex-foreign minister Hubert Vedrine this week on a fact-finding mission to push for new rules limiting veto use by the UN`s five powers.

Violence in Damascus refugee camp kills 18 - Amnesty

At least 18 civilians have been killed in a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus since the Islamic State group attacked it last week, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Amnesty slams Afghanistan`s `failure` to protect women activists

Afghanistan is turning its back on female activists and leaving them vulnerable to threats, assassinations and sexual assault, Amnesty International said Tuesday, urging the international community to preserve hard-won gains for women.