Undeterred PTI again demands CEC Sikandar Raja's resignation

Jailed women workers are striking a blow for genuine freedom, say PTI leaders

Nobel committee condemns jail term for Iranian laureate

Nobel committee condemns jail term for Iranian laureate

Noted trade unionist Karamat Ali passes away in Karachi

He established Piler to advance labour movement through research

King Charles awards British-Pakistani philanthropist

King Charles awards British-Pakistani philanthropist

Seven injured as cylinder explodes in Bhit Shah

Seven people injured in blasting

Police shoot man in New Caledonia after protesters attack

Police shoot man in New Caledonia after protesters attack

Macron announces French police to remain in riot-hit New Caledonia

Macron announces French police to remain in riot-hit New Caledonia

Myanmar's military junta announces mandatory conscription

Myanmar's military junta announces mandatory conscription

'Watershed event in the history of international justice, ICC has never indicted a western official'

'Watershed event in the history of international justice, ICC has never indicted a western official'

Attack on Pakistani students: Pakistan summons top official of Kyrgyz Embassy

Dispute between locals, Pakistanis in Bishkek led to attack on hostels

World Court to hold hearings over Israel's Rafah attacks

World Court to hold hearings over Israel's Rafah attacks

HRCP calls for economic justice, protection of civil rights in annual report

The political polarisation was rampant in the country throughout the year in 2023, HRCP observes

Karachi to ban usage of plastic bags

Mayor Karachi announced plans to introduce legislation

Fazl expresses solidarity with Palestinians

Israel's presence as state lacks historical precedence: Fazl

Ex-Google workers say firings for protesting Israel contract were illegal

Ex-Google workers say firings for protesting Israel contract were illegal

Tajikistan summons Russian ambassador over Moscow's treatment of Tajiks

Tajikistan summons Russian ambassador over Moscow's treatment of Tajiks

Fazl questions legitimacy of parliament

Fazl questions legitimacy of parliament

Swiss parliament votes to ban extremist symbols

Swiss parliament votes to ban extremist symbols

UN falls short of billion-dollar pledge to tackle Ethiopia's hunger crisis

UN falls short of billion-dollar pledge to tackle Ethiopia's hunger crisis

France hosts international conference on Sudan

France hosts international conference on Sudan

'The country failed': S. Korea ferry victims' families 10 years on

'The country failed': S. Korea ferry victims' families 10 years on

Sudan's silent suffering, one year into generals' war

Sudan's silent suffering, one year into generals' war

Army chief pardons sentence of 20 people convicted in May 9 cases

Army chief pardons sentence of 20 people convicted in May 9 cases

Footage shows a lively Gaza turned to wasteland since war began

Footage shows a lively Gaza turned to wasteland since war began

Talks push on in crisis-wracked Haiti

Talks push on in crisis-wracked Haiti

Nobel winner urges world to turn the screw on Iran over rights abuses

Nobel winner urges world to turn the screw on Iran over rights abuses

Greece's Crete and Gavdos islands see surge in migrant boats from Libya

Greece's Crete and Gavdos islands see surge in migrant boats from Libya

El Salvador, where a miscarriage can land you in jail

In Latin America, elective abortion is legal in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Uruguay.

Dozens detained in Moscow at rally of Russian soldiers' wives

Dozens detained in Moscow at rally of Russian soldiers' wives

Road to elections paved with AI minefield

Road to elections paved with AI minefield

US to press for humanitarian action on Myanmar

US to press for humanitarian action on Myanmar

Why countries pause funding for UN refugee agency in Gaza?

Why countries pause funding for UN refugee agency in Gaza?

Police solve two murder cases to find that husband and father were the murderers

In Khushab, Shehzad had killed Rabia for giving birth to daughter, claiming it was a suicide

China undergoes scrutiny of rights record at UN meeting

China undergoes scrutiny of rights record at UN meeting

Bright future? Pakistan out-of-school children totalled at 26.2m in 2020-21

Alarming figures are in addition to poor quality of education, lack of human resource development

OpenAI team to focus on processes for AI software

OpenAI team to focus on processes for AI software

IHC set Feb13 deadline to locate missing Baloch students

IHC set Feb13 deadline to locate missing Baloch students

Gambian ex-minister faces rape, torture charges in long-awaited Swiss trial

One plaintiff says she was held captive and raped repeatedly

Rights activist Imaan Mazari ties the knot

Imaan is the daughter of Shireen Mazari, former minister and human rights activist

Human Rights Day being observed today

The day aims to raise awareness and encourage action to uphold human rights globally

British envoy calls on Fazl

Pakistan's relations with neighbours, women's education, refugees, Gaza discussed

US aid chief arrives in Egypt with aid for Gaza

US aid chief arrives in Egypt with aid for Gaza

El Salvador experiencing 'alarming regression' on human rights

El Salvador experiencing 'alarming regression' on human rights

President stresses need to improve children's lives in Pakistan

Stunting, malnutrition, lack of access to quality education, healthcare are issues: Alvi

Palestinian children are being slaughtered as we celebrate World Children's Day

Domestic violence and lack of protection in Pakistan mean they face the consequences forever

Woman found dead in Karachi's DHA

Preliminary investigations link her to a domestic worker in DHA

Japan's largest labour union to seek worker pay hikes beyond 2024

Japan's largest labour union to seek worker pay hikes beyond 2024

Senate session adjourned

Lack of quorum compelled Senate Deputy Chairman to adjourn session

Elon Musk condemns Israeli genocide in Gaza

If you create more Hamas members than you kill you've not succeeded: Musk

Amjad Saqib stresses commitment to social justice

Amjad Saqib stresses commitment to social justice

Japan to provide $65 million additional humanitarian aid to Palestinians

Japan to provide $65 million additional humanitarian aid to Palestinians

Israeli air strike kills 50 at Gaza refugee camp

Israeli air strike kills 50 at Gaza refugee camp

Kenya blocks airing of allegations of UK army abuses before king's visit

Kenya blocks airing of allegations of UK army abuses before king's visit

UN chief surprised by escalation of Israel's bombardment, calls for humanitarian ceasefire

UN chief surprised by escalation of Israel's bombardment, calls for humanitarian ceasefire

India drown in shame as police dump dead body in canal

Policemen were seen throwing the remains of a dead man from a bridge into a canal

Canadian prime minister says blast at Gaza hospital is unacceptable

Canadian prime minister says blast at Gaza hospital is unacceptable

Pakistan to dispatch humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Gaza

Pakistan to dispatch humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Gaza

Pope Francis calls for humanitarian corridors for Gaza people

Pope Francis calls for humanitarian corridors for Gaza people

Egypt's President Sisi in talks to get aid to Gaza, presidency says

Egypt's President Sisi in talks to get aid to Gaza, presidency says

Aid agencies call for urgent funds in aftermath of deadly Afghan earthquakes

Aid agencies call for urgent funds in aftermath of deadly Afghan earthquakes

Russian foreign ministry calls for Gaza ceasefire to allow in food and medicine

Russian foreign ministry calls for Gaza ceasefire to allow in food and medicine

Rights team to investigate Hroza attack: Ukraine

Rights team to investigate Hroza attack: Ukraine

Pope laments inhumanity faced by migrants

Pope laments inhumanity faced by migrants

US pledges new aid for Haiti

US pledges new aid for Haiti

War crimes tribunal ICC says it has been hacked

War crimes tribunal ICC says it has been hacked

UNGA: End wars, focus on climate change instead -Colombia's Petro

UNGA: End wars, focus on climate change instead -Colombia's Petro

Spanish court throws out Rubiales' pre-kiss defamation lawsuit

Spanish court throws out Rubiales' pre-kiss defamation lawsuit

Newborn found dead on migrant boat off Italy's Lampedusa

Newborn found dead on migrant boat off Italy's Lampedusa

PML-N to observe CJP Bandial's exit as day of deliverance

PML-N to observe CJP Bandial’s exit as day of deliverance

Bahrain activist al-Khawaja says airline denied her boarding to Manama

Bahrain activist al-Khawaja says airline denied her boarding to Manama

Congo presidential candidate jailed for insulting president

Congo presidential candidate jailed for insulting president

About 20,000 Ukrainian amputees face trauma

About 20,000 Ukrainian amputees face trauma

Police release video of fatal shooting of pregnant Black woman in Ohio

Police release video of fatal shooting of pregnant Black woman in Ohio

Honour killing: Woman stoned, clubbed to death in DG Khan backwaters

Woman had already undergone ritual Aus (trial by fire) and Auf (trial by water) to prove innocence

Deadly Evros wildfire: Greece rescues 25 migrants

Deadly Evros wildfire: Greece rescues 25 migrants

A history of India's Dharavi slum and Adani's plans to redevelop it

A history of India's Dharavi slum and Adani's plans to redevelop it

ATC grants post-arrest bail to Imaan Mazari, Ali Wazir in treason case

ATC judge Abul Hasnaat conducts hearing of Mazari, Wazir's post-arrest bail pleas

Sixty years after King's 'dream' speech, thousands gather in Washington

Sixty years after King's 'dream' speech, thousands gather in Washington

IHC accepts plea to dismiss civil judge Asim Hafeez in maid torture case

Civil society files the case seeking dismissal of judge Hafeez

Attock AD&SJ's report reveals travails of PTI chief in jail

There is not even privacy for the incarcerated PTI leader

Two prime suspects arrested in Jaranwala case: CM Naqvi

CM praises chief secretary and IG Punjab for their dedicated efforts

State responsible for protection of minorities' rights: CJP

Sikh community meets CJP Bandial to discuss matters of minority rights issues

Small Minnesota town will be without police after chief and officers resign, citing low pay

Small Minnesota town will be without police after chief and officers resign, citing low pay

Surgeons complete second session of Rizwana's plastic surgery

Dr Romana Ikhlaq of Lahore General Hospital, her medical team conducting plastic surgeries

US ambassador to Russia visited WSJ journalist Gershkovich in jail

US ambassador to Russia visited WSJ journalist Gershkovich in jail

Five Tunisians die, seven missing after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia - official

Five Tunisians die, seven missing after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia - official

India passes data protection law amid surveillance concerns

India passes data protection law amid surveillance concerns

Lukashenko opponents unite, plan 'New Belarus' passports

Lukashenko opponents unite, plan 'New Belarus' passports

World Bank to help fund 1,000 mini solar power grids in Nigeria

World Bank to help fund 1,000 mini solar power grids in Nigeria

Western Canada dock workers vote to accept contract offer

Western Canada dock workers vote to accept contract offer

Amazon again cited by US regulators over worker safety

Amazon again cited by US regulators over worker safety

EU border agency reports spike in illegal immigration, mostly in Mediterranean

EU border agency reports spike in illegal immigration, mostly in Mediterranean

Bangladesh police clash with opposition supporters calling on PM to resign

Bangladesh police clash with opposition supporters calling on PM to resign

How Native American police are fighting the crisis of missing people

How Native American police are fighting the crisis of missing people

Macron denounces 'new imperialism' in Pacific during Vanuatu visit

Macron denounces 'new imperialism' in Pacific during Vanuatu visit

Prince Harry's trial against Murdoch tabloids to go ahead, but hacking claims too old

Prince Harry’s trial against Murdoch tabloids to go ahead, but hacking claims too old

'Many may die' warns UN after end of Black Sea grain deal

'Many may die' warns UN after end of Black Sea grain deal

Saudi Arabia, Turkiye seek deal to return Ukrainian children from Russia

Saudi Arabia, Turkiye seek deal to return Ukrainian children from Russia

UN rights chief urges Russia to respect humanitarian law in Ukraine

UN rights chief urges Russia to respect humanitarian law in Ukraine

UN remarks on French police's use of racial profiling 'excessive', says Paris

UN remarks on French police's use of racial profiling 'excessive', says Paris

Hundreds defy Paris protest ban a week after riots

Hundreds defy Paris protest ban a week after riots

Hazardous 'forever chemicals' detected in nearly half of US tap water

Hazardous 'forever chemicals' detected in nearly half of US tap water

Human Rights Watch urges Tunisia to stop 'collective expulsions' of black African migrants

Human Rights Watch urges Tunisia to stop 'collective expulsions' of black African migrants

Asian Americans feel particularly targeted by new laws criminalizing those who assist voters

Asian Americans feel particularly targeted by new laws criminalizing those who assist voters

France riots: Shot teenager's grandmother says violence must stop

France riots: Shot teenager's grandmother says violence must stop

Cambodia PM ditches Facebook as Meta mulls case over alleged threats

Hun Sen has a following of 14m on Facebook, a figure close to the size of country's population

US Supreme Court sides with man who sent female musician unwanted messages

US Supreme Court sides with man who sent female musician unwanted messages

Int'l Day in Support of Victims of Torture to be marked tomorrow

The day is reminder to people that human torture is a crime

Netherlands and Canada take Syria to world court over torture claims

Netherlands and Canada take Syria to world court over torture claims

LHC orders elimination of forced child labour

Court directs Child Protection Bureau to act against those who violate law

Crucial negotiations on inking global plastics treaty kick off in Paris

Crucial negotiations on inking global plastics treaty kick off in Paris

UN expert urges Japan to sanction Myanmar junta

Sanctions against the junta "would weaken its capacity to attack its people," Andrews added

HRC reports 376 terrorism incidents in 2022

The commission stated that overall law and order situation in the country remained poor

Woman died in Muzaffargarh after procuring flour

Woman died in Muzaffargarh after procuring flour from free Ata Point

Policing in Pakistan - ills and cure

Policing in Pakistan - ills and cure

China sentences two lawyers on 'farcical' charge

China sentences two lawyers on 'farcical' charge

Pakistan continues its struggle to uphold human rights: Marri

Pakistan continues its struggle to uphold human rights, says Marri

President Alvi urges UN to pay heed to Kashmir issue

This day commemorates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations.

Calls for genocide in India could lead to civil war; Muslims to fight back: Naseeruddin Shah

Calls for genocide in India could lead to civil war; Muslims to fights back: Naseeruddin Shah

PTI's mission to protect human rights and supremacy of constitution, says CM Punjab

PTI's mission to protect human rights and supremacy of constitution, says CM Punjab

Ehsaas Program, Health card initiatives vital for social safety: Mazari

Minister highlights steps taken by Human Rights Ministry to ensure access to justice, accountability

Supreme Court Human Rights Cell takes notice of Minar-e-Pakistan incident

SC was assured that all resources will be used for indiscriminate action against culprits.

Minar-e-Pakistan incident: Shireen Mazari calls for actions to change mindsets

"We need to try and change such violent behavioral patterns in our people."

Abdul Sattar Edhi's death anniversary being observed today

He established world's largest volunteer ambulance network.

Pakistan re-elected to UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan re-elected to UN Human Rights Council

Stop killings, torture, sexual violence and land grab in IOJK: AJK President

Stop killings, torture, sexual violence and land grab in IOJK: AJK President

NA passes resolution against India's discriminatory citizenship act

The resolution also demanded that India cease human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

Human rights violations at peak in occupied Kashmir: FM Qureshi

Human rights violations at peak in occupied Kashmir: FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

52 organisations pen letter to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to rescind its award for Modi

The letter noted Modi's August 5 illegal abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

Qureshi apprises WHO director general on deteriorating health conditions in IOK

Shah Mehmood apprises WHO director general on deteriorating health conditions in IOK.

Fake marriages: 79 suspects, including Chinese nationals arrested

In this regard, an investigation team from Beijing arrived in Islamabad to probe the matter.

A cosmetic step towards women empowerment

More than 80 percent areas of Pakistan lack women representation in Parliament.

6 million Pakistanis living below poverty line rings warning bell for future

Around 2.26 crore children lack the right to basic education.

Int'l Human Rights Day observed

Human Rights Day is observed across the globe every year on December 10.

Democracy, human rights among top priorities of govt: President, PM

International Human Rights Day is being observed on Monday (December 10).

INGOs were holding debates on homosexuality: Additional Interior Secretary

Senate's Functional Committee was briefed on Monday.

Asma Jahangir wins UN Human Rights award

UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations

Governor Sindh and Minister Vawda 'Red carpet entry' in drought-hit Thar shocks Twitteratis

PTI earlier had showed concern and distress over the plight of Tharis and criticized PPP.

Legacy of the Human Rights Icon continues - The Two-Day Asma Jahangir Conference concluded

The two day event was attended by the heavyweights and general public in a large numbers.

#MeToo ignites in Pakistan as sexual harassment allegations against Junaid Akram and Faisal Edhi surface

#MeToo finds another mounting tide in Pakistan against those who deserved to be shamed.

Mother Teresa Award - Salman Sufi honored for his dedication and hard work to empower women

Sufi is known and internationally appreciated for his advocay and pro-women initiatives.

Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Rape victim's Messiah Mukwege and rape-victim-turned-activist Nadia are honored

The pair won the award "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war''

Rise of Autonomous Weapons - Algorithmic warfare is coming, Humans must retain control

limits must be defined to use autonomous weapon systems in compliance with humanitarian law

Quetta, Qalat, Kohat - Coalmines engulf more than 70 lives in six months only

Such loss of lives - neither concusses the political elite nor knocks up the watchdogs.

The death penalty is declining around the world

142 countries had abolished the death penalty with 106 ending it in law for all crimes.

Dr Shireen Mazari, Turkish envoy discuss human rights situation

Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Yardakul met Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari.

What experts say: Shireen Mazari reacted to a letter written to PM Imran Khan by HRW

Shireen Mazari delivers sharp rebuke to HRW for selective oversight

Pakistan General Elections 2018: Is the credibility already lost?

Hoax around the credibility of the election may turn into a debacle for PTI and Imran Khan

Remembering the freedom icon Burhan Wani on his martyrdom anniversary

People remember him as a hero and a genuine freedom fighter, inspiration for young generation.

Barring women from casting votes: NGOs to have special focus on 16 constituencies

More and more work is required to ensure women's participation in casting votes.

Number of civil conflicts doubles since 2001: ICRC

Report said that approach needs to be updated to respond to the changing nature of fighting groups

1.2bn children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination: study

Entitled "Many Faces of Exclusion", the study ranked 175 countries in terms of the threat of child labour, exclusion from education, child marriage and early pregnancy. Photo: AFP

Saudi Arabia outlaws sexual harassment

The new law appears to be in preparation for the historic lifting of the kingdom’s driving ban on women on June 24. Photo: AFP

Muslim inmates in the US fed pork during Ramazan: activists

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against “cruel and unusual punishment”. Photo: AFP

Rights groups condemn Saudi women activists’ arrests

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the authorities to release the detainees, identifying six of them. Photo: Reuters

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

According to the report, discrimination in hiring practices is contributing to a drop in the female workforce and a widening gender pay gap. Photo: AFP

'Racial discrimination': Inquiry ordered by mayor following arrests of black men at Starbucks

The video shows two men waiting for their friend at Starbucks being arrested because the staff claimed they were ‘trespassing’. Photo: Reuters

Protests erupt after two child rape cases shock India

Outrage following details released by police about the case of an 8-year-old girl who was kidnapped, sedated and gang raped in a Hindu temple in Kathua, in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: Hindustan Times

International Street Children Day: 1.5 million children in Pakistan live on the streets

Marked on April 12, the International Street Children’s Day highlights the issues which these children face. Photo: AFP

Hungary: Right-wing government announces plan to stop people helping refugees

Viktor Orban's government announces to cut back help for refugees and migrants. Photo: Getty

Global 'TripAdvisor' for migrant workers takes aim at modern slavery

'Recruitment Advisor' lets migrant workers to review their experiences in a bid to help others to avoid unscrupulous recruiters. Photo: Reuters

Syria invites global watchdog to Douma to probe chemical claims

Syria has denied accusations it unleashed a gas attack on the town of Douma.

As Syrian conflict nears eighth year, women's voices still absent – experts

Syrian women often lead households alone, because men fight or travel abroad, they said, while a lack of working hospitals meant an unknown number had died at home in childbirth. Photo: Reuters

Justice for Zainab: Verdict on minor's rape and murder case stirs reactions on Twitter

The hashtag (#ZainabMurderCase) remained the top trend in Pakistan on Twitter following the much anticipated verdict. Photo: Reuters

In pictures: Mourners bid farewell as Asma Jahangir laid to rest in Lahore

Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of Jahangir, who died of cardiac arrest on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Iran: Chief prosecutor calls headscarf protests 'childish'

Unprecedented images of at least 11 women protesting the same way have been widely shared on social media. Photo: Twitter

Iranian woman who took off headscarf released, says lawyer

The woman, said to be a 31-year-old mother of a toddler, has been the subject of a social media campaign in Iran. Photo: File

Preventing abuse: How to communicate better with your child

The law enforcement agencies and government institutions have a major role to play but so does the society, and especially parents in ensuring their children are safe. Photo: File

Dozens of rape victim support centres to open in India

India has been in the global spotlight since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus sparked angry protests. Photo: AFP

Women set to march again as Trump triggers new era of activism

Women around the world will return to the streets this weekend, one year after millions marched to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's election. Photo: Reuters

India: Denied land, women stake claims in collectives

Across India, women are increasingly taking the law into their own hands when local officials and male community leaders prevent them from obtaining land legally. Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation

'Communicate with your child': What to tell children about abuse

There has been serious concern expressed over the lack of discussion on the subject of child sexual abuse in the country. Photo: AFP

Follow Iceland and make it illegal to pay men more than women – experts

Iceland becomes first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women. Photo: Reuters

India: 20-year-old survivor of honour killing turns crusader

About 500 people - mostly women - have died in so-called “honour killings” in India since 2014, according to government data. Photo: Reuters

Key events around the world in 2017

Year 2017 witnessed the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, Weinstein scandal, fall of Mugabe and environmental disasters. Photo: AFP

'I feel less scared': Safety alarms help empower Rohingya women

The colourful plastic sirens are being distributed to Rohingya women, girls and the infirm in Cox’s Bazar district, where an estimated 655,000 of the Muslim minority have arrived since August. Photo: AFP

Indian woman burned to death by jilted lover

The latest case adds to a grim record of crimes against women in India where reported offences have risen dramatically. Photo: AFP

Study: Over 200, 000 women sexually harassed on public transport in France

Paris was voted the third most woman-friendly city in a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey published in October, and ranked fourth least risky for sexual violence. Photo: Reuters

Calling Big Bird: Sesame Street to help Syrian child refugees

The project aims to produce a customised version of Sesame Street for the young Syrian refugees which will be available on mobile phones. Photo: BBC

Kashmiri woman killed, several injured in Indian troops' firing in Shopian

The Indian troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters.

Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Saath: Special report on missing persons

The case has stirred rights activist across Pakistan with the issue also making its way on social media with hashtags including #FindRaza. Photo: #FindRaza Facebook campaign

Drug dealers convicted for trafficking teenage girl in landmark UK case

It is the first time that Britain's 2015 Modern Slavery Act has been used to convict drug dealers, and police and prosecutors hope its hefty sentences will help to tackle the use of children as drug runners. Photo: Reuters

Lawyers and activists urge Sri Lanka to ban genital cutting

The minister called for a meeting after the women spoke out against the tradition which is practiced by some Muslim groups in the country and has long been shrouded in secrecy. Photo: Reuters

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, UN says

Top UN rights official says none of the 626,000 Rohingya who have fled violence since August should be repatriated to Myanmar without robust monitoring on the ground. Photo: Reuters

Karachi: Transforming lives of the children of Machhar Colony

Educating the young children of the Machhar Colony, the organisation has handed out not just books but is also helping them learn gymnastics. Photo: Dunya News

Despite Greek shelter, Yazidis struggle to integrate

Having run the gauntlet of invasion, combat, killings and enslavement by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, the members of this religious minority have found temporary shelter in the largely agricultural region of Serres in northern Greece. Photo: AFP

FIA refuses to register fresh cases as people smuggling witnesses surge

Illegal travel agents, in alleged connivance with FIA, have looted hundreds of aspiring immigrants

Release for imprisoned US sex-trafficking victim is celebrity cause

Singer Rihanna, athlete LeBron James and other big names have posted social media messages calling for the release of Cyntoia Brown, who has been in prison in Tennessee since 2004. Photo: Reuters

After Mladic verdict, Bosnia has yet to turn page

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague on Wednesday sentenced Mladic to life in prison for genocide during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war. Photo: AFP

All-female police motorbike squad to fight gender crimes in Delhi

The squad of 600 policewomen will ride in pairs through the streets on state-of-art motorbikes, equipped with guns, pepper sprays and body cameras. Photo: Reuters

Rohingya refugees 'drained' by trauma, says U.N. refugee chief

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar since late August this year for neighbouring Bangladesh, driven out by a military clearance operation in Rakhine State. Photo: Reuters

Dutch Human Rights Commission rules in favour of allowing Muslim officer to wear hijab with uniform

The Commission of Human Rights has ruled in favour of the complaint that since her contact with the public is limited she should be allowed to wear hijab. Photo: Marcel van den Bergh

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing 'apartheid' on Rohingya

Scenes of dispossessed Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps have provoked outrage around the world, as people who have escaped Rakhine state since August recount tales of murder, rape and arson at the hands of Myanmar troops. Photo: Reuters

Dozens fired as sex abuse cases stalk aid sector

International humanitarian group Save the Children said it fired 16 staff members over reports of sexual harassment in the past year. Photo: Reuters

Trafficked on Myanmar passports, Indian housemaids struggle to return home

Young Indian women in search for jobs cross borders illegally in Myanmar waiting in Yangon, until they are placed as housemaids in Singapore or Malaysia with their new travel documents. Photo: Pexels

Chad's 'snake children' fighting taboos relating to disabilities

In Chad children with disabilities are regarded as troublesome, and often killed or abandoned in forests or near river-beds where they are believed to turn into serpents. Photo: Reuters

India: Police officers 'mocked' gang rape survivor

The 19-year-old student went to police after she was repeatedly raped by four men outside a railway station in the central Indian city of Bhopal. Photo: Getty Images