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EU MEPs ask India to stop atrocities in Kashmir

BRUSSELS: An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday put their weight behind the recommendations of a United Nations report on the state of human rights in the valley, and called on India to immediately ...

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Nepal urged to crack down on menstruation huts

NEPAL faced urgent calls on Monday to stop women being banished from their homes during their periods after a teenager died sleeping in a hut, becoming the fourth victim in weeks. Parbati Bogati, 17, suffocated after lighting a fire to keep warm in the windowless mud and stone hut she ...

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Kashmir conference held in British Parliament

LONDON: All parties parliamentary group on Pakistan held international conference on Kashmir in the British parliament on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day The Kashmir conference was attended by all parties from Pakistan and UK. More than three dozen were MPs in attendance including AJK President and opposition leaders. Dozens ...

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UN sec general ‘closely’ monitoring deteriorating situation in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “closely” following the deteriorating situation in Indian Kashmir where a security clampdown and strikes following huge anti-India demonstrations have shut down the region. While talking to media in New York, a spokesman of UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric said we are monitoring ...

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They don’t do a damn thing for us, says Trump on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed Pakistan “for doing nothing” for his country, claiming that Pakistan helped shelter former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. In an interview with Fox News, Trump defended his administration’s decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to ...

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14 million ‘on brink of famine’ in Yemen

SANA’A: Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now “on the brink of famine”. The joint appeal was signed by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Action Against Hunger, CARE International, Oxfam, Doctors of the ...

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France niqab ban violates human rights: UN

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the Niqab was a violation of human rights. France had failed to make the case for its ban and ordered it to review the legislation, the committee said in a statement. “In particular, the Committee was not persuaded ...

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UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

GENEVA: A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks. The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern ...

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Aung Suu Kyi should have resigned: UN chief

UN: The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over last year’s violent military campaign against Rohingya Muslim in Rakhine State. In an interview with the BBC, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said Suu Kyi, who leads the Myanmar government, should have considered returning ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for 5 human rights activists

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom’s Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to ...

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