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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.

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan's national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women's participation in sport is her ‘red line’ as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban.

Qatar has spared no effort to protect rights of expat labour

Qatar has spared no effort to protect rights of expat labour

Qatar has reaffirmed its interest in the promotion and protection of human rights and stressed that it has spared no effort to improve and develop labour laws.

AFC yields to Saudi pressure, breaches beIN’s rights deal

AFC yields to Saudi pressure, breaches beIN’s rights deal

Qatar-based beIN MEDIA GROUP is set to launch a major international legal dispute against the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for material breach of its multi-million dollar broadcast agreement.

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain has revoked citizenship from two more women who joined the Islamic State group in Syria, a newspaper reported Sunday, raising questions about the fate of their children.

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated to civil war, court hears

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated to civil war, court hears

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave predates the country's bloody civil war by hundreds of years, according to an independent carbon dating report unveiled in a court Thursday.

Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

The Council of Europe rights body Tuesday condemned the ‘inhuman and degrading treatment’ of migrants and asylum seekers held in Greece, adding it had credible allegations of abuse by police.

UN urges full rights for Syria's displaced children

UN urges full rights for Syria's displaced children

A UN watchdog urged Syria on Thursday to grant full rights to its displaced children, adding that thousands had been killed, tortured or enslaved during the country's civil war.

Alarm after Philippines' Duterte 'death squad' plan

Alarm after Philippines' Duterte 'death squad' plan

Rights groups raised fears Wednesday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans to create a ‘death squad’ targeting suspected communist rebels ...

Fight climate change by granting indigenous rights to forests: report

Fight climate change by granting indigenous rights to forests: report

Granting forest dwellers legal rights to their traditional lands helps fight deforestation and climate change, but the vast majority of the world's forests remain under government control with limited access for communities ...

Venezuela vows 'full cooperation' with new UN rights chief

Venezuela vows 'full cooperation' with new UN rights chief

Venezuela's foreign minister hailed Tuesday the arrival of new UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet following a thorny relationship with her predecessor, vowing his country would cooperate fully with her.

Qatar's support of Palestinian people's rights lauded

Qatar's support of Palestinian people's rights lauded

The editorials highlighted Qatar's warning of the deterioration of humanitarian conditions in Gaza and the continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.