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Naypyidaw: A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers in August 2017, Amnesty International revealed on Tuesday after carrying out a detailed investigation inside Myanmar’s Rakhine State. more
New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency

New York: A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the U ...

Human rights under attack, ‘no longer a priority; a pariah’ – UN rights chief

New York: The world is sliding back on human rights and its principles are under attack in all corners of the globe, the top United Nations rights official warned on Tuesday, urging peopl ...

Record-high opium production in Afghanistan creates multiple challenges for region and beyond, UN warns

New York: Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record-high last year, leading to unprecedented levels of potential heroin on the world market, the United Nations Office on Dru ...

Realistic solutions must form basis of Global Compact for migration – UN conference

New York: Reflecting the reality of life on the ground for millions of migrants fleeing their homes must form the basis of the upcoming United Nations-backed Global Compact for migration, ...

UN warns of ‘deteriorating climate’ for human rights defenders in Guatemala

New York, May: It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to defend the rights of indigenous people in Guatemala, the United Nations human rights office warned on Friday, following the mu ...

Campaign of hacking, spyware and surveillance targets human rights defenders in Pakistan: Amnesty

Islamabad: Human rights defenders in Pakistan are under threat from a targeted campaign of digital attacks, which has seen social media accounts hacked and computers and mobile phones inf ...

Libyans deserve justice, as war crime suspects remain at large: Prosecutor

New York: Despite an International Criminal Court arrest warrant, a Libyan war crimes suspect remains at large and could have committed further murders, the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda ...

Anti-Hindu chants by Bangladesh Nationalist Party UK members rile activists, protest staged in London

London: A recent rally laced with anti-Hindu chants by members of the UK chapter of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have riled activists, who have hit the streets in London accusing th ...

1971 Bangladesh Liberation War slaughter one of the most abhorrent human rights transgressions in the world: EFSAS

Amsterdam: European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) has said that the slaughter which took place during the 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh stands out as one of the most ' ...