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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...

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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...

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Five protesters gunned down in Iran market

At least five people were killed when "terrorist elements" shot at protesters and security forces in Iran's southwestern Khuzestan province,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Biden looks to rejoin UN Human Rights Council in yet another reversal of Trump policies

Trump had quit the 47-member council as part of his ‘America First’ policy in 2018.

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UN body goes to Indian Supreme Court against CAA; MEA hits back with sharp reply

The Supreme Court is currently hearing 143 petitions challenging the legal validity of the CAA.

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Singapore, US, UK, UAE issue advisories about travel to Northeast India

Singapore, the US, UK, UAE, Israel and Canada are among countries who have asked their citizens to exercise caution while travelling to...

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India slams Pakistan at UNSC debate on women’s rights

Tensions ran high between India and Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate on women, peace and the global...

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“Deeply concerned” says UNHRC on Kashmir, raises Assam issue as well

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday said that it was “deeply concerned” about human rights violations in Kashmir as severe...

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Indian rights lawyer Indira Jaising to lead UN probe into Rohingya crackdown

The United Nations yesterday appointed an Indian human rights lawyer and two other experts to a fact-finding mission investigating alleged...

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Alliance of Indian-American groups: Human rights abuses against minorities on rise in India

An alliance of Indian-American groups has alleged that human rights abuses against social and religious minorities have been on the rise...

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Indian-American Nikki Haley says human rights violations triggered conflicts in Syria

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said yesterday that human rights violations have triggered conflict in Syria, stifled...

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