Thai junta to explain itself to international rights groups

Thailand`s junta said on Monday it had ordered the Thai ambassadors to the United States and Britain to meet human rights groups in an effort to "create understanding" about its seizure of power.

Silver: Rodman brought attention to North Korea regime

While critical of Dennis Rodman`s trips to North Korea, incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the former All-Star also helped raise awareness of leader Kim Jong Un`s "repressive regime."

Bahraini activist sentenced to prison; HR groups condemns

Human rights groups have condemned the three-year jail sentence handed down to a prominent Bahraini activist for instigating and participating in anti-government rallies.

Rights groups urge WikiLeaks to redact Afghan names: Report

Human rights groups have urged
WikiLeaks to redact names of Afghans helping American forces
from thousands of leaked US military documents.

Rights abuse reports surface on Nepal`s festival of lights

As Nepal on Friday began celebrating its five-day festival of lights, the merry-making was marred by human rights groups resurrecting tales of unpunished killings and torture.

Israel orders probes into troops over Gaza war: Report

The Israeli military has ordered 14 criminal probes into the conduct of soldiers during the war on the Gaza Strip at the turn of the year, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.