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Thailand urged to stop deportation of Saudi woman

The young woman was on her way to Australia when she was intercepted during a stopover at the Thai airport by personnel from the Saudi embassy.


Jan 07, 2019, 10:17 AM IST

Alibaba, Baidu under fire for posting gender discriminatory job advertisements

These discriminatory hiring practices are linked to a shrinking proportion of women in the labor force.

Apr 26, 2018, 15:13 PM IST

World's longest-jailed journalist released after 19 years

The twin towers of World Trade Centre in New York still stood tall, iPhones were unheard of and the freedom to connect with anyone in seconds through Facebook was an alien concept when Uzbeki journalist Yusuf Ruzimuradov was put behind bars. The charges of anti-state activities were recently dropped and a new world awaits an old but fearless warrior with a pen. 

Mar 05, 2018, 12:34 PM IST

Mandatory Aadhaar a threat to basic rights: Amnesty International

The government's mandatory biometric identification project Aadhaar poses a big threat to basic rights: Human rights bodies 

Jan 13, 2018, 23:19 PM IST

Myanmar burned Rohingya villages despite refugee deal: HRW

Deadly attacks by Rohingya insurgents on August 25 prompted a ferocious military crackdown on the Muslim minority living in the north of Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Dec 18, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

Myanmar has suggested it will not take back all who had fled across the border, accusing those refugees of having links to the Rohingya militants whose raids on police posts in August triggered the army backlash.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:36 PM IST

China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: Human Rights Watch

"China engages with the UN on human rights but often with the goal of aggressively silencing criticism and eroding access for activists who work on China," HRW chief Kenneth Roth said in a statement.

Sep 05, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

Jordan Parliament urged to repeal 'marry the rapist' clause

Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have scrapped similar clauses over the years.

Aug 01, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

Vietnam blogger `Mother Mushroom` on trial

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, whose penname derives from her daughter's nickname "mushroom", was arrested in October 2016 for critical Facebook posts about politics and the environment.

Jun 29, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. 

Jun 28, 2017, 08:50 AM IST

UAE runs 'informal prisons' in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that entered Yemen's conflict in 2015 to battle on the government's side against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.


Jun 22, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

Kurdish authorities delaying civilians fleeing IS: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused Kurdish authorities of delaying thousands of Iraqi civilians fleeing from jihadist-held areas at checkpoints, in some cases within range of front lines.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:12 PM IST

HRW concerned about phosphorus use by US coalition in Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition says it investigates any allegations of civilian deaths and is careful to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing in Syria and Iraq.

Jun 14, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

Hungary tightens rules on foreign-funded NGOs, defying EU parliament

The European Parliament has called for it to be withdrawn.

Jun 13, 2017, 17:16 PM IST

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

China appears to be laying the groundwork for the broad collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said on Monday.

May 16, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

Myanmar urged to ensure religious freedom for minorities

The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on Monday.

May 08, 2017, 15:37 PM IST

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

Apr 25, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

Apr 25, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said in a new report that the rebels known as Houthis have used land-mines in at least six provinces since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition launched its military campaign against them.

Apr 20, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Islamic State rapes and tortures Sunni Arab women too: HRW

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Feb 20, 2017, 12:59 PM IST