MHA refutes Amnesty International's 'witch-hunt' claims, calls it a ploy to divert attention from illegalities
The human rights watchdog earlier today halted its operation in India, citing reprisals from the government and the freezing of its bank accounts by the Centre
Amnesty International halts India operations, claims 'witch hunt over unfounded, motivated allegations'
Amnesty said the government action to freeze its accounts comes amid the organisation’s reports critical of the riots in Delhi and the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
Iran executes wrestler Navid Afkari for murder during 2018 protests; IOC expresses shock at decision
Reports published abroad say Afkari was convicted on the basis of confessions aired on television after being extracted under torture, prompting online campaigns for his release.
At least 1,320 health workers have died in Mexico, 1,077 deaths in the US, 649 in the UK, 634 in Brazil, 631 in Russia and 573 have died in India.
The Beirut blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in recent history, according to Brian Castner, lead weapons investigator for Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Team
Premier League: Saudi Arabia-led consortium's Newcastle United bid ends over piracy, human rights issues
Premier League spent four months considering whether to approve the 300 million pound takeover of Newcastle that would have seen Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund gain an 80 percent stake in it.
Construction of first Hindu temple in Islamabad blocked; structure was meant to showcase Pakistan's tolerance
While the plan for the temple was approved in 2017 under the former government, Imran Khan put the plan into action and received praise for what many had hoped would mark a new, more tolerant Pakistan
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa faces upto six years in jail as questions emerge about freedom of media in Philippines
Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose website Rappler has put President Rodrigo Duterte under tough scrutiny, was convicted of libel on Monday and faces up to six years in jail, in a ruling widely seen as a blow to media freedom.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Around 100 stadium workers in Qatar went seven months without pay, says Amnesty International
Around 100 employees of a Qatari subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC), working on the Al Bayt stadium went up to seven months without pay and continue to be owed unpaid salaries, Amnesty said in a report.
Amnesty International asks Premier League to consider Saudi Arabia's human rights violations ahead of Newcastle takeover
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is seeking clearance from the Premier League to take control of Newcastle United from retail entrepreneur Mike Ashley as the majority owner.
Ashley bought Newcastle United in 2007 but is widely viewed as a figure of scorn in the one-club city whose St. James' Park stadium is affectionately dubbed "the cathedral on the hill."
WhatsApp sued NSO, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of about 1,400 users across four continents.
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani calls for release of those arrested for minor offences during protests against fuel hike
Demonstrations erupted in Iran on 15 November against the unexpected decision to raise the price of petrol by as much as 200 percent
208 killed in Iran amid protests over rising gasoline prices and subsequent crackdown by security forces, says UK-based human rights group
Iran shut down internet access amid unrest, blocking those inside country from sharing their videos, information, as well as limiting outside world from knowing scale of protests, violence
The report said the company's practice of vacuuming up personal data in order to feed voracious advertising businesses represents an unprecedented assault on privacy rights
CBI raids Amnesty International India's offices in Delhi, Bengaluru; 'pattern of harassment', says human rights watchdog
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at the Amnesty International India's Bengaluru and Delhi offices.
Pakistan arrests father of activist Gulalai Ismail, who had to flee country after criticising army excesses; US condemns move
Ismail has spoken out against sexual violence and disappearances allegedly carried out by the army in northwestern Pakistan
US House Subcommittee hearing aimed to target India, but that doesn't mean it didn't contain lessons for New Delhi
Anyone who watched the hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, would have discerned not only that India got a drubbing and that Pakistan got away scot-free, but also that the State Department gave a far more professionally-measured statement than the panellists themselves
Egypt protests: Authorities arrest journalists, block news websites for 'inaccurate coverage' of anti-Sisi demonstrations
In the wake of protests calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's ouster, Egypt arrested journalists and was accused of blocking news websites.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar not fulfilling promises to improve migrant workers' conditions, says Amnesty International report
Amnesty reported challenges faced by hundreds of workers at three construction and cleaning companies in Qatar who went unpaid for months