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    Second refugee sets herself on fire at Australian detention centre

    Second refugee sets herself on fire at Australian detention centre

    st days after an Iranian man died in a similar act in protest against his treatment. Somali...

    Rights group asks Egyptian authorities to release detained doctor

    Rights group asks Egyptian authorities to release detained doctor

    arrested with him. Their arrest and detention appear to be solely related to the doctor’s...

    Rein in religious police raids against transgenders

    Rein in religious police raids against transgenders

    or event at the five-star Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on April 3 featured a sit-down...

    Secretary-General calls on warring parties to put cessation of hostilities 'back on track' in Syria

    Secretary-General calls on warring parties to put cessation of hostilities 'back on track' in Syria

    o the cessation of hostilities and uphold their responsibility to protect civilians, his...

    Hong Kong: Hundreds protest against dismissal of Ming Pao editor

    Hong Kong: Hundreds protest against dismissal of Ming Pao editor

    The dismissal has increased concerns about press freedom in the semi-autonomous Chinese...

    International groups renew call for Thailand to release journalist Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk

    International groups renew call for Thailand to release journalist Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk

    ondemn the ongoing and arbitrary deprivation of liberty of human rights defender Somyot...

    Rights group asks Egyptian authorities to release detained doctor
    May 3, NY: The Egyptian authorities should release a doctor who advocated better detention... Full article
    Secretary-General calls on warring parties to put cessation of hostilities 'back on track' in Syria
    May 3, Geneva: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the warring Syrian sides... Full article
    Rights group asks EU to call out Bangladesh on workers' rights
    May 2, Dhaka: In April 2015, Cecilia Malmstroem, the European Union’s trade commissioner,... Full article
    In Flawed Union Law, Hope Remains for Greater Transparency
    May 2, NY: May Day was celebrated in Cambodia with rallies and calls for better working conditions, but there was not much to celebrate. In April, Cambodia’s National Assembly passed a trade union law that falls well short of the International Labor Organization’s conventions and human rights standards that Cambodia is obligated to uphold. The law prohibits new, unregistered unions from carrying out legitimate union activities. It grants authorities power to interfere with... Full article
    Syria: Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours
    May 2, Damascus: The military in Syria has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs for another 48 hours, state news agency said. The Monday report said that President Bashar Assad's army would extend the cessation of hostilities that was declared Friday around the capital and the coastal Latakia region, following two weeks of escalating violence around the country. The truce excludes Aleppo, Syria's largest city and a major... Full article
    Is the Political Environment of Bangladesh getting progressively sectorial ?
    Feb 27, Dhaka: The British formed Legislative Assembly in the then India in 1936, the... Full article
    The dawn of a new Statesman: Indian PM Modi visit to Pakistan brings life to drowning relations
    Dec 30, Delhi: With the changing times the world is witnessing the new world order, a new dawn... Full article
    Donald Trump's Islamphobic statements could fuel hate crimes
    Dec 18,  Oslo: One shouldn’t be surprised with the speech of the Republican US... Full article
    Racism in the rhetoric and action of developed nations
    By Prabalta Rijal Mia, was walking down the road, with a file in her hand and tears in her eyes, she had just walked out of her 6th job interview in three months, and this time too, she was rejected, now close to becoming a homeless tram that roams the streets of New York. She rushes to cross the street, forcing herself to accept the one -fact she had never wanted to accept, it wasn’t her college grades or her experience that kept getting her rejected, it was her color. Who says... Full article
    Blood Cotton: Uzbekistan's illegitimate trade
    Has anyone of us ever realized that the clothes we bear, the fabrics we gracefully flaunt in parties, the dresses we desire fully admire to have one of those to outshine our aura, have a fraction of share of blood and cries of those minors and helpless humans who lived under the most repressive regimes in the world, Uzbekistan! As one of the leading exporter of cotton in the world, has become most controversial and deadly producers of our times, who’s every inch of a harvested soil is... Full article

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