Friday, 14 December 2018

Tag Archives: human rights

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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EU seeks details from Saudi Arabia amid Canada row

BRUSSELS: The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to shed light on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists, saying that the detainees should be granted due process to defend themselves. Saudi Arabia has in recent months detained several women’s rights activists. The detentions have triggered a major ...

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Saudi Arabia Suspends Ties With Canada Over Activist Row

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country’s foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a statement released to the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday. It also gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country ...

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First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

COPENHAGEN: A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported. Police were called to a shopping centre in Horsholm, in the northeastern region of Nordsjaelland, where the woman had ...

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