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Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

The Philippines on Wednesday lifted its ban on migrant workers heading to jobs in Kuwait, capping a diplomatic row sparked when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer.

NHRC workshop discusses the rights of workers

NHRC workshop discusses the rights of workers

The workshop's objective was to identify the international and regional mechanisms of workers' rights and highlight the role of non-governmental organisations and civil society in the promotion and protection of workers' rights.

Turkey vote won't be credible with emergency rules in place: UN

Turkey vote won't be credible with emergency rules in place: UN

Turkey's upcoming presidential elections will not be credible unless the country lifts restrictive emergency measures imposed following a failed 2016 coup, the United Nations human rights chief said Wednesday.

Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia Monday after pleading guilty to breaking a law against ‘fake news’, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation.

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

A Myanmar court on Wednesday rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested while investigating a massacre, even as seven soldiers were given lengthy sentences for their role in the killings.

Vietnam activist jailed for 14 years over fish kill protests

Vietnam activist jailed for 14 years over fish kill protests

A Vietnamese environmental activist was jailed for 14 years on Tuesday over protests against a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in the communist country ...

Rights groups decry Kenya television shutdown

Rights groups decry Kenya television shutdown

Rights groups on Wednesday criticised the Kenya government's move to block live coverage of a mock inauguration by the opposition as a ‘violation’ of the public's right to information.

Turkey detains 24 over 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

Turkey detains 24 over 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

Turkish authorities have detained 24 people on suspicion of disseminating ‘terror propaganda’ against Turkey's military operation inside Syria, state media said on Monday.

'Nobody should be forcibly returned to Libya': HRW chief

'Nobody should be forcibly returned to Libya': HRW chief

European authorities should not be sending migrants trying to reach the continent back to Libya until the security situation there has stabilised, the chief of Human Rights Watch said.

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said.

350 prisoners feared 'disappeared' by Iraqi Kurd forces: HRW

350 prisoners feared 'disappeared' by Iraqi Kurd forces: HRW

Hundreds of detainees in Iraq are feared to have been ‘forcibly disappeared’ by Kurdish authorities after they were arrested for suspected ties to the Islamic State group, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Singapore activist charged for protesting without permit

Singapore activist charged for protesting without permit

A Singaporean activist was charged Wednesday for organising public protests without a permit, sparking calls for the tightly controlled city-state to stop treating peaceful demonstrations as crimes.