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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.

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over 'interference'

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over 'interference'

Saudi Arabia said Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and recalling its envoy while freezing all new trade, in retaliation for Ottawa's vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists.

Turkey's Erdogan warns US over sanctions threat

Turkey's Erdogan warns US over sanctions threat

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the US that sanctions would not force Ankara to ‘step back’ after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed, in comments published Sunday.

Qatar will continue to support Palestinian people

Qatar will continue to support Palestinian people

HE the Advisory Council Speaker said there are attempts to undermine the Palestinian cause because of the lack of unity among Arabs.

Media watchdog alarmed by Indian journalist killings, hate speech

Media watchdog alarmed by Indian journalist killings, hate speech

Media watchdog Reporters without Borders expressed alarm on Wednesday about India, with seven journalists killed in the past 18 months and a sharp rise in online abuse and harassment.

Victim of Spain sexual abuse gang speaks out for first time

Victim of Spain sexual abuse gang speaks out for first time

A young woman who was sexually abused by five men in a lurid case that shook Spain spoke out for the first time Wednesday, calling on rape victims not to ‘stay silent’.

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced the first steps in a long-delayed process to compensate victims of the civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict which claimed 100,000 lives.

Vietnam police break up protest over controversial draft law

Vietnam police break up protest over controversial draft law

At least a dozen people were detained in Vietnam's capital on Sunday, according to an AFP correspondent on the scene, as anger mounts over a proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases.

Merkel met wives of jailed lawyers during China visit

Merkel met wives of jailed lawyers during China visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met the wives of two detained Chinese human rights lawyers during her trip to Beijing last week in a rare move for a visiting leader, the women told AFP Monday.