India Police Arrest a Prominent Kashmiri Rights Activist

Khurram Parvez, a prominent human rights activist in the restive Indian-administered Kashmir was arrested on Monday for his alleged role in terror funding. Parvez’s wife Samina told  AFP that  National Investigation Agency (NIA) operatives arrested Parvez after raiding his home …

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US Concerned Over Missing Chinese Tennis Star

The US on Friday expressed deep concern about reports that Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai has gone missing after she alleged top former Chinese Communist Party official pressured her to have sex, the White House said. “We join in the …

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UN Renews Call For Inclusive Govt. in Afghanistan

Addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Afghanistan, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, briefed the participants on the situation in Afghanistan, renewed the call for an inclusive government in the country. Lyons went on …

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Afghan Women Protest for Right to Education and Work

Dozens of Afghan women, including female social activities, took out to the streets demanding the right to education and work. The protest took place in Kabul, the Afghan capital city after the Taliban prevented older girls from attending schools and …

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Russia Seeks to Close Top Human Rights Group Memorial

Russia seeks to shut down Memorial, one of the country’s most prominent human rights groups, under the controversial law on “foreign agents.” Memorial announced in a statement on Nov. 11 that it had received notification from the Supreme Court that …

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Transgender Teen Sues Tennessee Over Anti-Trans School Sports Ban

Civil rights groups on Nov. 4 filed a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender teen to challenge a controversial Tennessee law that restricts transgender youth from participating in school sports. Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the …

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Bipartisan Police Reform Negotiations Collapse in U.S. Congress

Bipartisan negotiations in the United States Congress over a police reform bill sparked by the murder of George Floyd have collapsed without plans to move ahead. Democratic Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Karen Bass announced on Sept. 22 that the …

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