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New York: Thirteen independent UN human rights experts raised concerns on Thursday over the planned execution by authorities in Saudi Arabia of a 57-year-old Jordanian citizen convicted for carrying amphetamine pills across the border in 2014, reminding that drug offences “do not meet the threshold for most serious crimes”. more
Chinese govt humiliated Tibetan monks: Reports

Lhasa: Voice Against Autocracy, a Vienna-based NGO, has said people of Tibet are facing brutality and witnessing the destruction of their culture and continuous atrocities on their people ...

UN envoy warns against ‘worrying and dangerous’ military escalation in Syria

New York: Syria needs less military activity and more focus on the political process, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Tuesday, appealing for restraint amid a w ...

Numbers forced to flee passes 100 million; many displaced for decades: UNDP

New York; Humanitarian aid alone cannot overcome record levels of internal displacement globally, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report published on Tuesday, calling for ur ...

China sentences 28-year-old Tibetan to 2 years in prison for allegedly leaking information

Beijing: Chinese authorities have sentenced a young Tibetan man to two years in prison for allegedly sending information to Europe and India via the Chinese social media application (Wech ...

China: Shanghai witnesses protests over COVID-19 restrictions

Beijing: Residents of China's Shanghai took to the streets on Sunday to protest tough COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns imposed by the authorities amid a record number of daily infe ...

World watches China's patience quotient over COVID protests

It is not just the people’s protests inside China over Covid lockdowns that is making news.

Eliminate violence against women, most widespread, pervasive human rights violation

New York: Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is not only one of the worst forms of discrimination but also remains the most widespread and pervasive human rights violations in the wo ...

Taliban’s draconian violations against women may amount to crimes against humanity: Experts

New York: The latest actions by Taliban de facto authorities targeting women and girls “should be investigated as gender persecution” eleven UN-appointed independent human rig ...

Squid Game actor O Yeong-su charged with sexual misconduct 

Seoul:  78-year-old Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct, media reports said on Saturday.