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Kandahar: Former Policy Advisor to Minister for Afghan Resettlement & Minister for Refugees in the UK, Shabnam Nasimi, has said the Taliban chopped off the hands of four people at a stadium in Kandahar region of Afghanistan recently. more
Afghanistan: Taliban authorities flog nine people in public

Kabul: The Taliban authorities of Afghanistan recently flogged in public nine people who were allegedly accused of committing “adultery and theft” in Kandahar.

Pakistan: Rights experts urge action on coerced religious conversions, child marriage

New York: Top independent human rights experts expressed alarm on Monday at a rise in abductions of girls as young as 13 in Pakistan, who are forced to marry and convert to Islam.

Afghanistan: Former Afghan MP killed in Kabul

Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban government has said a former woman member of the country's Parliament and one of her security guards have been killed in Kabul city, media reports sai ...

Afghanistan: Taliban now directs women owners to close their shops in Balkh

Balkh: Several women, who run shops at a market in Balkh region of Afghanistan, have been directed by the Taliban's vice and virtue department to close their shops by next Thursday, m ...

Zambia: Abolition of the death penalty ‘a historic milestone’

New York: The decision by Zambia to abolish the death penalty is “a historic milestone’, the UN team in the country said on Friday in a statement.

Flexible work arrangements, a benefit to all – ILO report

New York: Flexible working hours can advance economies and businesses while helping employees and families achieve a better work-life balance, according to a new report launched by the In ...

Pakistan floods: 9 million more risk being pushed into poverty, warns UNDP

New York: An additional nine million people risk being pushed into poverty on top of the 33 million affected by last summer’s devastating floods in Pakistan, the UN development agen ...

UN rights chief appeals for end to arbitrary detention

New York: Arbitrary detention must end “once and for all”, UN human rights chief Volker Türk said on Tuesday in an appeal to governments everywhere.

Ukraine: ‘Multiple civilian causalities’ as new year dawns

The New Year holiday period witnessed a fresh surge of deadly attacks by Russian forces in Ukraine, Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told journalists on Tuesday.