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The British PM is trying to circumvent a court finding that sending asylum seekers to Rwanda would have them face a real risk of persecution.
Weaponising human rights against the city and mainland China only becomes more farcical when the US and its close allies are busy violating them.
While the UK called on the city to scrap its national security law, it was busy enacting its own draconian domestic versions.
Amini, 22, had died while held by religious police for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic’s dress code for women, sparking mass protests in the country.
The move to block the draft resolution – supported by 13 Security Council members – leaves Washington diplomatically isolated.
Cofco Sugar, Jingweida Technology and Xinya New Materials are newest names on Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act blacklist, bringing total tally to 30.
The Indonesian president says his government ‘will take strict action against human trafficking perpetrators’.
Readers discuss activists’ role in the transition to renewable energy, Hong Kong’s plans to build a third medical school, and confusing date formats in public service messages.
Malaysia has enough laws to deal with illegal renovations and partitions done by building owners but enforcement of these laws remains a major issue.
Israeli warplanes bombed targets in one of the heaviest phases of the two-month-old war. In a rare move, UN secretary general invokes Article 99, prompting Security Council action.
Washington’s ally, seen as bulwark against Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific, is singled out after accusations of involvement in a killing and murder plot.
Robert Jenrick’s bombshell resignation over legislation regarding sending migrants to the African nation puts further pressure on British PM Rishi Sunak.
Volker Turk, the UN’s high commissioner for human rights said he had repeatedly asked Israel for access to investigate the claims, with no response.
For the past three days, aid distribution has been possible only in and around Rafah, on the border with Egypt, because of fighting and road closures by Israeli forces.
The US has imposed a visa ban against anyone “undermining security” in the West Bank including “extremist Israeli settlers”.
Some captives were given sedatives such as Rivotril, also known as Clonex, Hagar Mizrahi, head of general medicine at Israel’s health ministry, told lawmakers.
Russia has been accused of forcibly deporting thousands of Ukrainian children from schools, hospitals and orphanages in parts of the country controlled by its forces.
The new treaty will include an agreement that Rwanda would not expel asylum seekers to a country where their life or freedom would be threatened – a major concern by the UK Supreme Court, which last month ruled the agreement illegal.
The WHO’s representative in the Palestinian territories said when you are advised by an army that it’s very unlikely you can reach your warehouse after 24 hours, of course you comply.
Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy said securing the release of all those seized by Hamas remains an aim of the war, alongside destroying the Islamist militant group.
The Israeli military said that Tuesday was the most ‘intense day’ of fighting in Gaza since the beginning of its ground offensive, as the army advanced into the centre of Khan Younis.
More than 270 Rohingya Muslims have been detained indefinitely by Indian authorities in Jammu since March 2021, despite holding official refugee status.
WHO chief sounds alarm about an impending humanitarian crisis as Israeli forces expand their war against Hamas.
The UK has sought an alternative after courts ruled Rwanda could not be a safe third country and migrants going there are at risk of being sent back to home nations.
The returnees were released during a temporary truce that saw scores of people released before it expired on December 1
The 33-year-old thought he was being hired to work a chef in Thailand. Little did he know what would happen when he arrived in Bangkok.
Four of five men who reported assaults regretted doing so, research shows, saying police were often disinterested and that the process just added more trauma.
Wrapping up a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Karim Khan said: ‘Credible allegations of crimes during the current conflict should be the subject of timely, independent examination and investigation’.
Human rights researchers from banned organisations have been granted access to the federation of seven sheikhdoms, but some say it is using Cop28 to burnish its image and does not really respect rights.
Earlier this year, Nepal’s supreme court issued an interim order enabling the registration of same-sex marriages for the first time.
The renewed fighting adds to the ‘massive, unparalleled destruction’ going on as Israel says its forces have hit 400 militant targets and killed Hamas fighters in the last 24 hours.