The White House condemned the online harassment faced by US journalist Sabrina Siddiqui over her question on minority rights to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his joint press conference with President Joe Biden.

Djokovic stirs controversy with message about Kosovo clashes at French Open

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic brought the political controversy and communal tensions in his nation into the limelight at the French Open yesterday following his first-round victory.

Taliban curbs on women drive UN to think of leaving Afghanistan

The United Nations announced its imminent withdrawal from Afghanistan in May if it cannot convince the Taliban to permit local women to work for the organisation.

India abstains from another resolution involving Ukraine

India has abstained on yet another resolution involving Ukraine, this time a motion sponsored by Russia at the UNSC that the US and Ukraine are carrying out “military biological activities”.

Iranian woman who tied unscarved hair in viral video shot dead

Hadis Najafi, a young Iranian woman whose video tying her unscarved hair back and boldly stepping into the middle of a protest went viral, was allegedly shot dead in the country.

UN approves Austria’s Volker Turk as new Human Rights chief

The United Nations General Assembly has approved the appointment of Austrian diplomat and veteran UN staffer Volker Turk as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Russian soldiers accused of raping minors, branding bodies in Ukraine: Reports

Ukrainian minister Lesia Vasylenk yesterday claimed in a tweet that Russian soldiers had raped girls as young as 10 years old and branded women’s bodies.

Singapore’s COVID safety measures a big part of its human rights report to the UN

Even as the latest safety measures were announced for the Easter weekend and the parliament is set to discuss a digital vaccine passport system next week, Singapore’s handling of the pandemic makes up a big part of its national human rights report to the United Nations (UN).

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