Sexual assaults on young girls in India, Pak heartbreaking: UN

Sexual assaults on young girls in India, Pak heartbreaking: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The recent incidents of sexual assault on young girls in India and Pakistan are “heartbreaking”, the spokesperson of the UN chief said, underlining that the world body is trying to address the issue through access to education and women empowerment. He was responding to questions on recent incidents of rapes in India and […]

UN official says crisis has ‘hallmarks of genocide’

UN official says crisis has ‘hallmarks of genocide’

Seoul: The UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar said today that the Myanmar military’s violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear “the hallmarks of a genocide.” Yanghee Lee told reporters in Seoul, where she is based, that she couldn’t make a definitive declaration about genocide until a credible international tribunal or court had weighed […]

Landmine blast kills 8 family members in Pakistan

Landmine blast kills 8 family members in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A landmine explosion today ripped through a car killing at least eight members of a family, including two minor girls, near northwest Pakistan’s restive tribal Kurram agency bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The family was travelling from Muqbal area near the border to attend a funeral when their vehicle hit the landmine killing three women, […]

Malala urges support for girl education in India

Malala urges support for girl education in India

Davos: Corporates should come forward to support the cause of girl education in India and other countries by utilising the financial, technical and human resources available with them, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has said. Overwhelmed by the “love and support” she has been getting from Indians, she is also keen to visit India to meet […]

Human Rights Watch slams Colombo for not abolishing draconian law

Human Rights Watch slams Colombo for not abolishing draconian law

Colombo: Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil its pledge to abolish its draconian anti-terrorism law that gives police sweeping powers to arrest suspects without trial, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, demanding repeal of the law that was widely used during the civil war against the LTTE. “The Sri Lankan government has been all talk […]

Trump seeks decisive action against Taliban

Trump seeks decisive action against Taliban

Washington: US President Donald Trump Sunday asked countries to take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them, in an indirect but obvious reference to Pakistan. In one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years, an explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul […]

Indian-American woman sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment

Indian-American woman sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a ‘sexually hostile’ work environment while working for him. Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein’s personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought trial by jury in an […]

Pak journalists observe ‘black day’, seek resolution of Kashmir issue

Pak journalists observe ‘black day’, seek resolution of Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: To mark the Republic Day of India as “black day”, the Pakistani journalists organised a protest demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) to condemn the continued “gross human rights violations” committed by Indian forces in Kashmir. The protest demonstration was among others attended by journalists, AJK resistance camp and civil society from […]