In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events
The Chinese government, according to experts, sees the coup as “a moment of opportunity” to undercut the inroads the United States and other Asian nations made during Myanmar’s halting democratic opening
Centre halts probe in over 10,500 allegations of human rights violations against security forces in Kashmir
The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have halted the investigation in tens of thousands of cases alleging human rights violation against the government and security forces before the region was converted into a Union Territory (UT) last year August.
The two Uighur groups that filed the complaint against China are the East Turkistan Government in Exile and the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement
Wholesale commodity markets, including metal and bullion, will also remain shut
China accuses US of sinister intentions after Donald Trump signs Bill supporting Hong Kong protesters, warns of 'countermeasures'
The Chinese foreign ministry's statements came just hours after Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law.
Hong Kong protests: Despite opposition from China, Donald Trump signs bill supporting pro-democracy demonstrators
The 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019', which reaffirms and amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, specifies US policy towards Hong Kong, directs assessment of the political developments in Hong Kong, and other purposes.
Indian Overseas Congress claims India's image wasn't sullied during meet with Jeremy Corbyn; accuses BJP, media of spreading misinformation
It is a fact that the main topic of discussion was Kashmir and we all were well aware of the sensitivity of the issue, writes IOYC vice president Taffazzel Hossain.
Islamabad has turned deaf to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir's cries for freedom, says Gilgit-Baltistan activist
Pakistan has turned deaf to residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan, who have been calling for freedom against the illegal occupation of the cash-strapped country and its military establishment
Days after ‘Kashmir Solidarity Hour’ turned to be damp squib, Imran Khan announces ‘big jalsa’ in Muzaffarabad this Friday
After his so-called 'Solidarity Hour' for Kashmiris turned out to be a damp squib, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced that he will organise a "big jalsa" in Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK
J&K human rights groups release report documenting decade-long torture of civilians by security forces
The report is the first comprehensive report on torture since 1990, in Jammu and Kashmir, which has testimonies of 432 victims recorded over a period of ten years.
Beijing's white paper aimed at preventing revival of Tibet issue, keeping human rights violations by China under wraps
Beijing's latest self-congratulatory document, Democratic Reform in Tibet — 60 Years On, is an attempt to arrest not just the revival of global interest on Tibet issue but also dismiss Dalai Lama's latest assertions that the next Buddha reincarnation may be found in India
Mike Pompeo says China in 'league of its own' on human rights violations, its crackdown on Muslims at 'record level'
China is in a 'league of its own' when it comes to human rights violations, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Wednesday, while criticising Beijing for human rights violations and deterioration of conditions.
EU, Canada and Australia issue first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UNHRC; statement calls for activists' release, condemns Khashoggi killing
It was the first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at the UN Human Rights Council since it was set up in 2006 and came amid growing international concern about Saudi violations of basic freedoms such as freedom of expression
UN human rights chief says US sanctions have worsened Venezuela crisis, criticises Maduro for violating civil and political rights
Sanctions have "exacerbated" the crisis in Venezuela, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said after the United States warned it may expand the measures it has imposed targeting President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Gilgit-Baltistan review: Alok Bansal's book a great starting point in understanding the elusive region
'Gilgit-Baltistan and its Saga of Human Rights Violations', by Alok Bansal, Director of the India Foundation, provides one of the few sources for someone wanting to know a little more about this troubled non-state.
UN calls for end to US embargo on Cuba; Nikki Haley opposes resolution, says it justifies Havana's human rights violations
The UN vote can carry political weight, but only the US Congress can lift the more than 50-year-old embargo on Cuba. The United States and Israel voted against the resolution, 189 countries voted in favour and Ukraine and Moldova did not vote.
US lawmakers urge Pakistan government to stop human rights violation of minorities in Karachi, Balochistan
Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry said that the US should demand that the country's allies to treat their citizens equally, so everyone could realise their full potential.
Armed conflicts resulted in 21,000 violations of children's rights worldwide in 2017; over 1,300 deaths in war-torn Yemen, says UN report
More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed amid armed conflicts worldwide last year, while others were raped, forced to serve as armed soldiers or caught in attacks on schools and hospitals, a United Nations report said.
UNHCR on Kashmir: Report highlights UN's tendency to be 'highly selective' in calling out human rights violations
UNHCR Report on Kashmir, that was released recently, would be comical for its selective focus if it wasn't dealing with issues that are undoubtedly tragic.
UN report on Kashmir human rights violations: BJP, Congress call it 'prejudiced attempt' to hurt India's sovereignty
The Congress and the BJP on Thursday trashed a UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir as a "prejudiced attempt" by vested interests to hurt India's sovereignty and national interests