Human Rights Watch
29 Dec 2020
Prominent women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to nearly six years in jail by a Saudi court on Monday, her family said.
28 Oct 2020
Days after the invasive examination of women at Doha Airport triggered global headlines and threatened Qatar's diplomatic relationship with Australia, the Arab country has promised an investigation, reports said on Wednesday.
10 Sep 2020
A massive fire broke out at the port of Beirut in Lebanon on Thursday, a month after a deadly explosion jolted the city. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
06 Feb 2020
The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.
23 Dec 2019
Over a year after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in connection with the incident.
04 Jul 2019
If you are a privacy freak (like me), visiting China shouldn't be on your travel bucket list.
24 Mar 2019
Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.
10 Feb 2019
Tech giants Google and Apple have been accused of misogyny for hosting an app on their platforms that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control where women travel.
07 Jan 2019
An 18-year-old Saudi Arabia teen has sought help from people across the globe and human rights organizations to prevent her deportation to Kuwait, as she fears for her life.
02 Jan 2019
American streaming giant Netflix has pulled down an episode of Patriot Act, hosted by stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj, for viewers in Saudi Arabia as it criticized crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).
24 Nov 2018
Polls opened in Bahrain today to elect a new parliament, but absent from the ballot is the Shiite-dominated opposition, whose most prominent figures are serving lengthy prison sentences.
06 Sep 2018
The world media today hailed the overturning of a colonial-era law in India that criminalized gay sex, saying the landmark ruling was a boost for gay rights not only in the world's largest democracy but also the world.
03 Aug 2018
Twelve girls' schools have been burnt down by unidentified persons in coordinated attacks in Pakistan's restive Gilgit-Baltistan, Geo News reported, quoting police officials.
25 Apr 2018
Chinese tech firms are under scanner after a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report slammed them over gender-discriminatory job ads.
20 Apr 2018
Every photo tells a story and a Reuters team of photojournalists did exactly that when they captured the plight of nearly 600,000 Rohingya refugees desperately trying to flee Myanmar and come to Bangladesh in 2017.
29 Mar 2018
Deadly riots and fire in a Venezuelan prison in Valencia killed at least 68 people yesterday.
14 Dec 2017
A new report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that China is collecting DNA and biometric data from residents of the Xinjiang province.
05 Dec 2017
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.
18 Nov 2017
Australia might be on its way to legalizing same-sex marriage, but coming out is still a nightmare for most across the globe.
17 Nov 2017
A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has accused the Myanmar military of gang-raping several women and girls belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community.
14 Nov 2017
A rape incident needs to stand out to get noticed in India.
08 Nov 2017
Russian involvement in the Syrian conflict has angered several extremists, rendering the country vulnerable to terror attacks.
27 Oct 2017
A UN report has blamed the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack on a rebel-held town on April 4 that killed 80 people.
13 Oct 2017
The SC has deferred the hearing on deportation of Rohingyas to November 21. However, in case of contingencies, petitioners can approach it.
04 Oct 2017
In a blow to the centre, the Supreme Court ruled that it had the authority to review the government's move to deport Rohingyas.
22 Sep 2017
Filipinos seem to be growing increasingly unhappy with President Rodrigo Duterte's tough handed approach towards law and order.
09 Sep 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son Paolo has denied involvement in a $125 million drug smuggling operation.
04 Sep 2017
Myanmar has urged members of the Rohingya Muslim community to cooperate with authorities searching for insurgents who launched coordinated attacks on security posts on August 26.
18 Jul 2017
As per Brookings Institution report, India lost over Rs. 6,548 crore in business due to Internet shutdowns in the past 3 years.
20 Jun 2017
22-year-old US college student Otto Warmbier, who was released after spending 17 months as a prisoner in North Korea, has passed away in a Cincinnati hospital.
10 May 2017
In a horrifying revelation, a former prisoner in J&K has alleged she was brutalized, stripped, beer bottles inserted into her vagina, and chilli powder sprinkled, while she was in police custody.
06 May 2017
The Assam government will review whether the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) could be withdrawn in a phased manner and present its recommendations to the Centre.
14 Apr 2017
The Centre asked SC to reconsider its ruling on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 to the army for "deaths caused during encounters in disturbed areas."
07 Apr 2017
With a recent ruling by Moscow's Justice Ministry, it is now illegal to portray President Vladimir Putin in makeup, or otherwise implying he is gay.
10 Feb 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with US President Donald Trump's immigration policy, calling it "wrong". She clarified that Britain would not adopt a similar policy.
02 Feb 2017
The Holy See's number three, Monsignor Angelo Becciu today voiced concern over Donald Trump's executive orders of building a wall and suspending immigration.
30 Jan 2017
US President Donald Trump's executive order banning all refugees and migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has sent shock-waves around the world.
28 Jan 2017
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned a popular TV anchor Amir Liaquat (Hussain) after he allegedly indulged in hate speech.
11 Jan 2017
Pakistan has been commanded by the Human Rights Watch to investigate the abductions of four bloggers who campaigned for human rights and religious freedom.
16 Dec 2016
International NGO, Human Rights Watch, called on the Nigerian Government to end the brutal crackdown on Shia Islamic movement.