Human Rights/Free Speech/Media
Tokyo: At least three female teachers, who worked at a nursery school in Japan, have been arrested on suspicion of repeatedly abusing toddlers in their care, media reports said on Sunday. more
Iran abolishes morality police amid ongoing nationwide protests

Tehran: Iranian authorities have abolished the controversial morality police amid ongoing mass protests sparked by the death of a young woman in custody, media reported, citing Iranian At ...

Uyghur activists demonstrate near Chinese Consulate in Istanbul

Istanbul: Several Uyghur activists demonstrated  near the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently.

Dramatic increase in Andaman Sea crossings, warns UN refugee agency

New York: UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday, issued an alert over the dramatic increase in the number of people attempting to cross the Andaman Sea, from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Myanmar: Secretive military courts sentence scores of people to death

New York: Since last year’s military coup in Myanmar, military courts have sentenced more than 130 people to death behind closed doors, the UN human rights chief said on Friday, fol ...

Ukraine rights probe condemns 'multiplying' impact of war on children

New York: A top UN Human Rights Council-appointed probe into potential rights abuses linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, outlined on Friday the “devastating” impact ...

UN health agency outlines ‘clear direction’ for reducing online violence against children

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on Friday aimed at helping stakeholders worldwide end the growing scourge of violence online against children. 

Pakistan: Dir resident gets death, prison terms over blasphemy, other religious offences

Peshawar: A Pakistani court has convicted a Lower Dir resident on the charges of committing blasphemy and other religious offences on social media and awarded death sentence, media report ...

Taliban defends banning of VOA, RFE/RL, USAGM CEO slams

Kabul: The Taliban administration of Afghanistan has defended banning FM radio broadcasts from two U.S.-funded news media, including the Voice of America (VOA), in Afghanistan, by allegin ...

Legacy of slavery still scars society, blocks progress says UN chief

New York: The legacy of the transatlantic slave trade “reverberates to this day”, just as modern-day enslavement is growing, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has s ...