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Hong Kong: In what seems to be yet another attempt by Beijing to muzzle democratic voices, Hong Kong libraries have taken at least nine titles written by localist or democracy advocates out of circulation pending a review of whether the books run afoul of the new national security law, media reports said. more
Nobeal laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, who symbolises resistance against China, turns 85

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, who is seen as the most enduring symbol of resistance against China and its communist regime, on Monday turned 85 as his birthday was cele ...

Baloch poet rejects literary award from Pakistan govt due to state’s oppressive policies

Islamabad/IBNS: A Baloch poet has rejected an academic award from Pakistan citing the Imran Khan government’s policies ‘inflicted’ on Balochistan that have ‘subjug ...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic spread, Pakistani forces continue military operation, abductions in Balochistan

Quetta: Pakistan's Balochistan region is not only seeing a massive surge in COVID-19 cases but also continuous raids and alleged abductions by Pakistan's Armed forces, media repor ...

Pakistan: PML-Q opposes construction of Hindu temple in Islamabad

Islamabad:  The Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid e Azam Group) has opposed the construction of a Hindu temple in capital Islamabad.

Pakistan: UN experts appalled by the enforced disappearance of activist Idris Khattak

Geneva: UN human rights experts welcomed recently the disclosure by the Pakistani Government of the whereabouts of Idris Khattak, a leading human rights defender who went missing last yea ...

China forcing birth control on Uyghurs to suppress their population, claims report

There seems to be no respite for minorities in China as Beijing, even at this time of  COVID-19 crisis, is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in Xinj ...

Stalled Security Council resolution adopted, backing UN’s global humanitarian ceasefire call

New York: The Security Council on Wednesday echoed the Secretary-General’s call for a worldwide ceasefire, to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has already claimed more than half ...

Youth activist speaks up for environmental protection at Human Rights Council

New York: At the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, a teenager from Côte d’Ivoire has explained why protecting the environment matters so much.

As China imposes national security law on Hong Kong, pro-democracy group Demosisto announces it will disband

As China imposes law on national security in Hong Kong, city's pro-democracy group Demosisto has announced it will disband, media reports said.