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Missing for four years, man helps cops rescue sister from red light area

Police raided a red light area in Bihar's Begusarai district and rescued two women who were forced into flesh trade by unscruplous elements. What made the rescue possible was one determined brother who had lost his sister four years ago.

Jan 03, 2018, 22:54 PM IST

Japan recalls South Korea envoy over `comfort woman` statue

Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also other parts of Asia including China, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

Jan 06, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for IS leaders

The Yazidis, neither Muslim nor Arab, are an ancient religious minority of more than half a million people concentrated near the Syrian border in northern Iraq.

Jun 28, 2016, 09:04 AM IST

`More women are being trafficked from Bangladesh to Mumbai brothels`

The number of Bengali-speaking commercial sex workers in Mumbai's main red-light district of Kamathipura is at a record high, according to data compiled by Prerana.

Apr 01, 2016, 09:34 AM IST

Yazidi sex slaves recount ordeal: `ISIS terrorists raped 12-year-old without mercy`

They were sold again and again by Islamic State terrorists. The horrific tales of Yazidi sex slaves will send shivers down one's spine.

Jan 19, 2016, 12:49 PM IST

South Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sexual slavery

 South Korea and Japan will hold director general-level talks in Tokyo on Friday to discuss militaristic Japan`s sex enslavement of Korean women during the Second World War, Seoul`s foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Sep 17, 2015, 20:01 PM IST

'He said he will rape me': Confessions of ISIS chief Baghdadi's personal slave

As Islamic State continue to unleash terror across Syria and Iraq, numerous tales of indescribable atrocities meted out to women have surfaced.

Sep 09, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

ISIS commander killed by Iraqi women forced into sex slavery

A senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) commander, Abu Anas, was killed by an Iraqi women who was forced into sex slavery by him.

Sep 08, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

Horrific details emerge of sex markets operated by Islamic State

Seems, there's nothing virtually left for Islamic State to achieve in order to portray itself as the biggest curse to the mankind. In one of the hundreds of shocking revelations made by the escapees from the ISIS' captivity, an 18-year-old Yazidi girl has exposed the sex trade operated by the terrorist organisation.

Sep 05, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

'ISIS fighter told me rape will draw him closer to God'

The barbaric extremist group Islamic State, which is already notorious for committing heinous crimes against women and girl captives, has gone a step ahead and systematically institutionalised sex slavery with 'an intricate bureaucracy' and 'complete infrastructure' dedicated to handle the affairs.

Aug 20, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

Top UN rights official meets former "comfort women" in Seoul

 The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights met with three ageing "comfort women" on a visit to Seoul Wednesday and promised to continue advocating on behalf of South Korean victims of Japan`s wartime system of sex slavery.

Jun 24, 2015, 10:38 AM IST

Japan crown prince warns on `correct` history

Japan`s crown prince has warned of the need to remember World War II "correctly", in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country`s historic crimes.

Feb 23, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

Sex slavery pushes Iraq IS victims to suicide: Amnesty

Women and girls from Iraq`s Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. 

Dec 23, 2014, 05:54 AM IST

South Korea, Japan to hold talks on sex slavery

 Senior diplomats from South Korea and Japan will hold talks about Tokyo`s sexual enslavement of Korean women during the World War II, Seoul`s foreign ministry said Thursday.

Sep 18, 2014, 11:03 AM IST

Japan`s wartime sex slavery a `terrible` violation: Barack Obama

The Japanese wartime system of sex slavery was a "terrible" violation of human rights and its victims need to be heard, US President Barack Obama said Friday in Seoul.

Apr 25, 2014, 18:28 PM IST

Japan official heads to Seoul for `comfort women` talks

A senior Japanese official left for Seoul on Wednesday to discuss the extremely thorny issue of wartime sex slavery, in a move Tokyo hopes will lead to a diplomatic thaw.

Apr 16, 2014, 10:25 AM IST

Japan not to revise "Kono statement" on wartime sex slavery

Japan will not revise its 1993 official apology over wartime sex slavery, known as the "Kono statement," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference today.

Mar 10, 2014, 14:50 PM IST

South Korea warns Japan of `isolation` over war sex slavery review

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Saturday warned Japan would face isolation if it pushed ahead with a move to revisit an apology over wartime sex slavery.

Mar 01, 2014, 09:27 AM IST

Japan mulls revision of comfort women apology

Japan is to consider revising its landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, in a move likely to draw fury in South Korea and beyond.

Feb 24, 2014, 15:00 PM IST

Japan may review probe on WWII sex slavery

Japan`s top government spokesman said today that Tokyo would consider re-examining a 20-year-old study that led to a landmark apology over its forced prostitution in World War II.

Feb 20, 2014, 15:19 PM IST