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    Court Orders Rights Group Closed in Russia

    Court Orders Rights Group Closed in Russia

    rackdown on independent groups. On February 10, 2016, the regional court of Tatarstan issued a...

    Taiwan quake death toll rises to 94

    Taiwan quake death toll rises to 94

    isen to 94, according to media reports. Rescuers continued searching on the sixth day for...

    Flurry of Anti-Gay Statements by Officials in Indonesia

    Flurry of Anti-Gay Statements by Officials in Indonesia

    le and publicly condemn officials’ grossly discriminatory remarks, Human Rights Watch said...

    Secretary-General applauds Canada's commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

    Secretary-General applauds Canada's commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

    untry's commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, stressing that they “deserve...

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over Obama in debate

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over Obama in debate

    heir first debate since the New Hampshire primary, media reports said. Clinton sought to cast...

    Whither democracy? Six countries to watch in 2016

    Whither democracy? Six countries to watch in 2016

    ry elections; Venezuela, because of the pitched battles between the opposition-controlled...

    Whither democracy? Six countries to watch in 2016
    Feb 12, NY: In the coming months, pivotal events will take place in Iran, where moderate... Full article
    Syria: diplomats agree ‘cessation of hostilities'
    Feb 12, Munich: World Powers have agreed to work with Syrian parties to implement a... Full article
    Nigerian government arraigns 189 Shi'ites over clash with Army
    Feb 12, Abuja: Two months after the massacre of some members of Islamic Movement of Nigerian... Full article
    Situation in Aleppo and other parts of Syria ‘grotesque'
    Feb 11, Aleppo: The United Nations human rights chief today expressed “utmost alarm” at the rapidly worsening human rights situation in and around the city of Aleppo and other parts of Syria, where he said “shocking violations and abuses are committed on a daily basis.” “I condemn these horrendous acts unequivocally,” said the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a news release. “The warring parties in Syria are... Full article
    BBC correspondent arrested, interrogated for filming hospital in Uganda
    Feb 11, London: On 6 February 2016, Catherine Byaruhanga – a BBC news correspondent in Uganda – was arrested by the police in the Abim district for allegedly filming Abim hospital without permission from the district security agents, and wanting to report "bad news all the time with bad intentions." She was arrested along with her cameraman – Kelvin Brown – and Sam Lawino, a news correspondent for NTV, based in the Gulu district. The trio was interrogated... Full article
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    Feb 1, Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corporation has... Full article

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    Jan 24, Davos: The World Economic Forum in... Full article

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    Jan 23, London: Google will be paying... Full article

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    Feb 5, Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert... Full article

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    Jan 30, Moscow: A Strong 7.0 magnitude... Full article

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    Jan 26, NY: The global average surface... Full article

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    Jan 25, Seoul: More than 50 people have been... 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... 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
    Thor Halvorssen: A paragon of ‘human rights’
    Thor Halvorssen’s deep engagement in the complicated and often dizzying politics of global human rights has put him at the center of a series of international conflicts. It has also made him one of the most polarizing and perplexing figures in the arena of human rights activism. His New York–based Human Rights Foundation has one item on its agenda: to combat oppressive regimes worldwide, whether that means extricating activists from their countries, mounting campaigns to free... Full article

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