Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use. Trump brought up India's aid during a rambling press appearance at a cabinet meeting as he defended his push for the United States to invest less overseas
Pakistan’s noted human rights activist and distinguished lawyer late Asma Jahangir has won the UN Human Rights Prize for 2018 posthumously.
New Delhi: George H. W Bush the former president of United States of America died Friday at the age of 94.
Syria: Thousands of digital activists around the world will take part in an innovative new crowdsourcing data project Amnesty International is launching today, which uses satellite imagery to help plot how the US-led military coalition’s bombings destroyed almost 80% of the Syrian city of Raqqa.
Sri Lanka: Responding to the transfer of Nishantha Silva, Officer-in-Charge at the Criminal Investigations Department and key investigator in high-profile human rights cases, Amnesty International’s South Asia Researcher, Thyagi Ruwanpathirana, said:
UN: Groups of families, including many young people and small children escaping violence, poverty and persecution in Central America, are not a new phenomenon.
Hong Kong: The Hong Kong government must drop the politically motivated prosecution of nine leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests, as it amounts to an attack on free speech and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said ahead of the start of their trial on Monday.
Bangladesh: Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities must immediately halt plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today.
New Delhi: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico as his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit.
Amnesty International announced that it has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for.
United Nation: Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the open debate of the Security Council on “Strengthening Multilateralism and the Role of the United Nations”, in New York today:
United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico as his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit.
BRUSSELS: Inflated house prices and high rents in major cities are damaging the employment prospects for millions of young workers across the European Union, says a new World Bank report.
BEIJING: Effective management of water resources is central to China’s economic prosperity. Despite significant investments in water management and infrastructure, more tangible innovative policies and incentives are required to strengthen and better integrate water management at both national and regional levels. Providing more water for environmental uses, expanding the use of market mechanisms
China today said that it would continue its bilateral trade with Iran despite new US sanctions targeting the Islamic republic’s oil and financial sectors.
Washington: The Washington Post has urged American voters to vote in Tuesday's midterm election against the ideology of President Donald Trump who is "betting heavily that voters can be swayed by appeals to their worst instincts: anger, hatred and fear".
Manila: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the Philippines' Lanao del Norte province on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
New York: Veteran actress Jane Fonda compared US President Donald Trump to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Riyadh: A Saudi prince arrested for criticising a crackdown on corruption is reported to have been freed from detention, authorities said on Sunday.
Beijing: At least 15 people were killed and 44 others injured after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into dozens of vehicles waiting at a toll booth on a highway near China's Lanzhou city, the police said on Sunday.