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Former Saudi intelligence official accuses Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to kill him
World

Former Saudi intelligence official accuses Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to kill him

Saad Aljabri has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of using increasingly aggressive tactics to try to return him to Saudi Arabia, including offering him a job, threatening to have him extradited on corruption charges, and arresting two of his children

US imposes sanctions on China’s major paramilitary organisation over rights abuses in Xinjiang
World

US imposes sanctions on China’s major paramilitary organisation over rights abuses in Xinjiang

The sanctions freeze any assets the targets may have in US jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them

Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial
Entertainment

To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial

You’re 40 today, which makes you part of the first-ever batch of millennials to hit the big four-oh. This generation grew up with you. And you of all people know that as a generation, we just can’t seem to catch a break.

China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong
World

China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong

China has also drawn criticism from other governments, including the G-7 countries. Foreign ministers from the bloc said this month that the law was a threat to Hong Kong’s autonomy and called on China to abandon it

Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community
India

Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community

The lockdown has not only caused trans men in rural and urban India to be stuck in unsupportive quarantine spaces, but also increased the inaccessibility of regular testosterone shots and gender affirming surgery, thus adding to their dysphoria and other mental health issues.

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner
India

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner

Ever since it became a sovereign republic, India has meticulously built its global network of "friends" through continuous democratic practice and evolution, not least under former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who sought to build a secular and liberal country

In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest
World

In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest

Attacks against journalists covering demonstrations against racial injustice have prompted foreign governments to call on US authorities to respect press freedom and protect reporters, both local and foreign

As human rights crisis brews in Assam's tea plantations, businesses must step up to end cycle of deprivation
India

As human rights crisis brews in Assam's tea plantations, businesses must step up to end cycle of deprivation

To make a significant impact on the human rights of Assam's tea plantation workers, businesses need to move away from the window dressing approach of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that allows them to cherry-pick issues that they wish to address. They must move to a more robust and systematic approach — one that places the protection of human rights at its core.

Stock, commodity, bond, forex markets closed today for Eid ul Fitr; to resume trading tomorrow
Business

Stock, commodity, bond, forex markets closed today for Eid ul Fitr; to resume trading tomorrow

Wholesale commodity markets, including metal and bullion, will also remain shut

Allow access to medical experts, relax information restrictions says UNHR investigator to North Korea
World

Allow access to medical experts, relax information restrictions says UNHR investigator to North Korea

The UNHR investigator said North Koreans are malnourished, have stunted growth, and more vulnerable to COVID-19.

In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August
Politics

In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August

The other commissions which remain dissolved dealt with human rights, the right to information, the rights of the disabled, and allegations against public functionaries.

US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials
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US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials

Under the draft legislation, Washington would freeze any American asset and ban US travel of Chinese officials if they are found to be involved in 'identifying or installing' a Dalai Lama approved by Beijing.

Kashmir situation violates human rights, says US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; urges India to end curbs on internet, mass detention
India

Kashmir situation violates human rights, says US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; urges India to end curbs on internet, mass detention

In the past several weeks, more than half a dozen US lawmakers have come out in support of India's position on Kashmir. Almost all of them have spoken on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Citizenship Amendment Act gives no parameters to measure religious persecution; political will needed to mitigate fear among Assamese
India

Citizenship Amendment Act gives no parameters to measure religious persecution; political will needed to mitigate fear among Assamese

When the Act says that the persecuted minorities will be given citizenship, it makes one wonder how the level of persecution would be measured.

Eight conservationists in Iran arrested for spying, corruption without proof in gross human right violation
World

Eight conservationists in Iran arrested for spying, corruption without proof in gross human right violation

The charges appear to be related to allegations that the conservationists used wildlife camera traps for the purpose of espionage.

Google and Facebook's business models are a threat to human rights: Amnesty International
News & Analysis

Google and Facebook's business models are a threat to human rights: Amnesty International

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

Free internet access should be declared a human right despite who pays the bill
News & Analysis

Free internet access should be declared a human right despite who pays the bill

Internet access for all citizens should be free — unmonitored, uncensored, and uninterrupted.

The Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler on how men's non-apologies are holding up the patriarchy
Life

The Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler on how men's non-apologies are holding up the patriarchy

As relevant as ever in the age of #MeToo, Ensler's examination is an imagined letter from her dead father, also her abuser from the ages of five to 10.

Imprisoned Resistance: New report on Kashmir situation post-Article 370, questions govt's ‘normalcy’ narrative
India

Imprisoned Resistance: New report on Kashmir situation post-Article 370, questions govt's ‘normalcy’ narrative

An 11-member team visited various parts of Kashmir last month. A report of their visit, Imprisoned Resistance, 5th August and its Aftermath, was released on 31 October.