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China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday.

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as ‘unacceptable’ and an attack on free speech.

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a ‘call to action’ on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and ‘alarming levels of femicide’.

Protect social media activists to safeguard rights: NHRC

Protect social media activists to safeguard rights: NHRC

Highlighting the need for freedom of expression, the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) chief on Sunday called for a global declaration to protect social media activists.

Qatar reiterates its firm stance on Palestinian issue

Qatar reiterates its firm stance on Palestinian issue

Qatar has reiterated its firm stance on the Palestinian issue at the emergency ministerial meeting held at the headquarters of the Arab League here on Saturday.

UK ministers deny plan to weaken workers' rights after Brexit

UK ministers deny plan to weaken workers' rights after Brexit

Britain's government denied a newspaper report on Saturday that it will seek to weaken workers' rights after Britain leaves the European Union, with one minister describing the idea as ‘completely mad’.

Silatech, EAA, OHCHR sign MoU to promote rights of young people

Silatech, EAA, OHCHR sign MoU to promote rights of young people

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Silatech, joined UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet ...

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses ...

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

A new documentary that takes a fiercely critical look at the Philippine government's deadly drug crackdown has come under attack, with President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Tuesday slamming it as ‘propaganda’...

UN committee faults Nepal in child labour, abuse case

UN committee faults Nepal in child labour, abuse case

A UN committee has ordered Nepal to compensate a man blocked from seeking justice after suffering years of forced labour, as well as alleged torture in custody as a child.

Private airlines submit fleet plan, to get Jet's unused rights soon

Private airlines submit fleet plan, to get Jet's unused rights soon

Worried over inadequate capacity on foreign routes following suspension of Jet Airways' operations, the aviation ministry would soon allot the unused traffic rights of the grounded airline to rival private airlines.

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash dumped in the Southeast Asian nation.