Maldives watchdog warns of deepening political crisis

 A political crisis in the Maldives will deepen unless parties hold emergency talks following the arrest of ex-president Mohamed Nasheed on terrorism charges, an anti-corruption watchdog said Wednesday.

UK failing to protect female domestic violence victims: Watchdog

The British government is failing to provide adequate refuge and support for female victims of domestic violence, particularly asylum seekers, those with disabilities and members of the LGBTI community, a parliamentary watchdog said on Thursday.

Sudan seizes print runs of 13 newspapers: Watchdog

 Sudanese security officers seized the print runs of 13 newspapers on Monday in one of the most sweeping crackdowns on the press in recent years, a media watchdog said.

UN warns Britain over child voodoo victims, sex tourists

Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a UN watchdog said today, urging London to step up its fight against the scourge.

S.Africa police probe own officer after airport shooting

South Africa`s police watchdog Thursday launched a probe into a deadly shooting at Cape Town`s international airport after it emerged that the alleged gunman was a police officer.

Ponting calls for swift action on corruption

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has called for swift action on cricket`s corruption crisis, saying there is nothing worse for the game than the shadow hanging over it.

OPCW team visits Syria chlorine site after attack: Rebels

A Syrian rebel commander said a team from the world`s chemical weapons watchdog investigating an alleged chlorine attack against rebel-held Kafr Zita managed to visit the town on Tuesday, hours after coming under attack.

Syria targets civilians with crude bombs: Watchdog

An international rights organisation says the Syrian government is indiscriminately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure with crude bombs in rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo.

Israel rejects Gazan`s plea to run in W. Bank marathon

Israel`s Supreme Court has refused to allow a Palestinian Olympian from the Gaza Strip to take part in a marathon in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli NGO said Tuesday.

Children blackmailed into sex abuse online: British watchdog

Children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams, causing some of them to self-harm or even commit suicide, a British watchdog warned on Friday.

Syria gives chemical weapons details to watchdog

Syria has submitted details of its chemical weapons to Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, the organisation informed on Friday.

No date for chemical weapons watchdog Syria meet: OPCW

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday that no date had yet been set to study a plan to destroy Syria`s arsenal as a draft text was still being discussed.

China passes law after accidents by `special equipment`

China on Saturday passed a law on the safety of "special equipment" like elevators, boilers and cranes, amid public concern following a number of accidents that killed 18 people last month.

Maldives` JSC denies making remarks on Nasheed

The Judicial Service Commission of Maldives on Saturday denied making any statements on former President Mohamed Nasheed taking refuge in the Indian High Commission here.

UK watchdog to probe BBC payoffs

Britain`s watchdog will investigate severance packages at the BBC in the wake of a highly-criticised payout to the broadcaster`s ex-director general.

Iraq has most unsolved murders of journalists: Watchdog

Iraq, Somalia, Philippines topped list by Committee to Protect Journalists.

Corruption watchdog threatens Anna-like campaign in WB

Taking a cue from the success of
Anna Hazare`s campaign for a strong Lok Pal Bill, a city-based
corruption watchdog on Thursday threatened a similar agitation to
demand suitable amendment to Lokayukta laws in West Bengal.

B`deshi rights watchdog accuses BSF of killing innocents

A Bangladeshi rights watchdog accused the Indian border guards of killing innocents along
the international border, a charge earlier dismissed by the

Afghan election watchdog disqualifies 19 winners

Candidates were disqualified by the ECC probe into claims of irregularities in September poll.

Afghanistan watchdog finds himself under scrutiny

The US watchdog charged with combating corruption in the multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild Afghan is defending his reputation as congressional critics press Prez to fire him for incompetence and mismanagement.