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Kabul/UNI: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has said that its office buildings have been occupied by the Taliban militia since August 15 when the Islamist group took over the country, and has appealed to the UN Human Rights Council to set up an independent body to monitor human rights violations in Afghanistan. more
Tibetan writer, who criticised China, dies after eight years suffering from illness since release from prison

A Tibetan writer, who was jailed for three years for criticising Chinese government policies in Tibet, died this week in Chengdu after he suffered from ill health for eight years since hi ...

Refugees face dire consequences from COVID-19 underfunding, UNHCR warns

New York: Underfunding has left a “yawning gap” in the UN Refugee Agency’s ability to protect forcibly displaced people worldwide from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandem ...

Venezuela's justice system aiding repression: Human rights probe

New York: The independence of Venezuela’s justice system has been “deeply eroded”, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the State’s repression of ...

77 million children have spent 18 months out of class: #ReopenSchools, urges UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the world is facing an education crisis due to the COVID pandemic, that has left nearly 77 million children shut out of the classroom ...

Uyghur tribunal ends hearing in London

London: The tribunal hearing China’s treatment of its ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims ended in London on Monday.

Uyghur tribunal ends hearing in London

London: The tribunal hearing China’s treatment of its ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims ended in London on Monday.

After 10 years of war in Syria, siege tactics still threaten civilians

New York: The future for Syria’s people is “increasingly bleak”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, highlighting escalating conflict in several areas of the wa ...

Afghanistan conflict: Thousands demonstrate against Taliban in Kandahar

Kandahar: Thousands of people, including women, demonstrated in Afghanistan's Kandahar city on Tuesday against Taliban's latest decision by which the families of late Afghan secur ...

Multiple reports of alleged human rights violations in Tigray

New York: UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet on Monday deplored “multiple and severe reports of alleged gross violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law” c ...