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Bharat and its human rights record: Why Western elites join hands with Islamists to paint India dark
India

Bharat and its human rights record: Why Western elites join hands with Islamists to paint India dark

Bharat has been on the receiving end of attacks on its human rights record. But these attacks seem to be rooted in hatred and resentment rather than in truth and facts

Russia shuts down local offices of more than a dozen international organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch
World

Russia shuts down local offices of more than a dozen international organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch

The announcement came on the 44th day of Russia's military campaign in pro-Western Ukraine, with thousands killed and more than 11 million having fled their homes

Taliban has killed or disappeared more than 100 ex-police and intel officers, says rights group
World

Taliban has killed or disappeared more than 100 ex-police and intel officers, says rights group

On Saturday, Taliban prime minister Mohammed Hassan Akhund denied in a public address that any retaliation was taking place

Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, Emirati general accused of torture, up for Interpol top role
World

Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, Emirati general accused of torture, up for Interpol top role

Al-Raisi, head of the United Arab Emirates' security forces, has been seeking election to the largely ceremonial and voluntary role since last year

Taliban bar Afghan women from operating as aid workers, says Human Rights Watch
World

Taliban bar Afghan women from operating as aid workers, says Human Rights Watch

The move has deprived women and children who are in dire need in the far provinces and this has, in turn, intensified the crisis in the country

Two Saudi women's rights activists, arrested for protesting gender-based curbs on travel and driving in 2018, released
World

Two Saudi women's rights activists, arrested for protesting gender-based curbs on travel and driving in 2018, released

The two women remain barred from travel abroad for five years as part of their conditional release.

African health official blasts 'terrible' vaccine inequality; high-income nations oppose proposal to waive IP rules
World

African health official blasts 'terrible' vaccine inequality; high-income nations oppose proposal to waive IP rules

A small group of high-income countries and their trading partners, including the EU, US, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the UK Thursday opposed South Africa and India's request to waive some intellectual property rules to allow for faster, easier access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
World

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process

The island's facilities are built to accommodate one lakh people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps

Coronavirus Outbreak: World Players Association counsels IOC to reconsider plans of going ahead with Tokyo Olympics
Sports

Coronavirus Outbreak: World Players Association counsels IOC to reconsider plans of going ahead with Tokyo Olympics

The IOC and Tokyo organisers have maintained that the Games should go ahead as scheduled but World Players Association executive director Brendan Schwab said the IOC must consult more athletes before making decisions

Rise in anti-Asian sentiment following coronavirus outbreak is hardly a new phenomenon, experts say
World

Rise in anti-Asian sentiment following coronavirus outbreak is hardly a new phenomenon, experts say

To historians and public health researchers, the racialized responses to the emerging coronavirus are nothing new. From 14th century plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent round of Ebola, infectious disease outbreaks have often coincided with surges of prejudice and marginalization.

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months
World

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months

In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered the government to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the minority community.

Fugitive Carlos Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice, says she is happy he did it; couple keen to stay in Lebanon
Business

Fugitive Carlos Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice, says she is happy he did it; couple keen to stay in Lebanon

Shortly after Ghosn appeared in Beirut, Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant for Carole on suspicion of alleged perjury related to the misappropriation charge against her husband.

Two years on, over a million Rohingya refugees still without rights, status or justice
World

Two years on, over a million Rohingya refugees still without rights, status or justice

The conditions for the Rohingya inside the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar are far from acceptable. Refugees live in emergency conditions, but still they choose to remain rather to return under a repatriation deal without guarantees of justice.

Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests, draws criticism from rights groups for 'closing down civil society voices'
World

Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests, draws criticism from rights groups for 'closing down civil society voices'

16 accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013 went on trial in Turkey on Monday, with rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.

Chinese authorities using mass surveillance app to investigate, detain Muslims: Report
News & Analysis

Chinese authorities using mass surveillance app to investigate, detain Muslims: Report

Xinjiang authorities reportedly gather info like facial-recognition data, banking records, and home visits.

Formula One under pressure to demand Bahrain release activist jailed for criticising 2017 Grand Prix
Sports

Formula One under pressure to demand Bahrain release activist jailed for criticising 2017 Grand Prix

Rights groups are pressuring Formula One to demand Bahrain to release an activist jailed for criticising Manama's hosting of the 2017 Grand Prix.

Iraqi children being tried for alleged ties to Islamic State, forced confessions obtained through torture: HRW report
World

Iraqi children being tried for alleged ties to Islamic State, forced confessions obtained through torture: HRW report

The Human Rights Watch's extensive report was based on interviews with 29 Iraqi children who are current or former detainees in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), as well as relatives, prison guards, and judicial sources.

Louvre Abu Dhabi: New addition to UAE's art world presents connections between cultures
long-reads

Louvre Abu Dhabi: New addition to UAE's art world presents connections between cultures

Louvre Abu Dhabi presents art work and artifacts from across the world as 12 chapters of human history, from pre-history to the present day. It has been criticised for being West-centric

Two more women accuse ex-Costa Rican president Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct, but #MeToo still muted in Latin America
World

Two more women accuse ex-Costa Rican president Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct, but #MeToo still muted in Latin America

Two women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's bail request; auto tycoon likely to stay in custody until trial
Business

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's bail request; auto tycoon likely to stay in custody until trial

The decision means Ghosn is likely to stay in custody until his trial, which even his own defence lawyer has admitted could take six months to begin