Tag: Human rights

Asma Jehangir: Remembered fondly by most but not by all

News Desk | Asma Jehangir, a senior lawyer, and a leading human rights activist passed away in Lahore at the age of 66 after suffering...

UN Secretary General pays tribute to Asma Jahangir

AFP | The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend,...

Dozens killed as fierce fighting in northwest Syria continues

AFP | Intense fighting killed dozens of people on the edge of the last Syrian province entirely outside government control as aid workers completed a...

Yazidi fighters execute 52 civilians in Iraq: Human Rights Watch

AFP | Fighters from Iraq's Yazidi community, brutally targeted by the Islamic State group, executed 52 civilians in apparent revenge killings after capturing territory from...

Pakistani Disability Movement disassociates themselves from Muniba Mazari

News Desk | The Disability Movement has called off their support of Muniba Mazari in the wake of the allegations against her. The human rights...

Muniba Mazari offers an explanation for viral video praising ex-husband

News Desk | Muniba Mazari was recently criticized for twisting the facts of her marital split time and again in her earlier interviews after a...

Arguments aren’t bad for you, if you know how to disagree

Dr. Jeff DeGraff | Conflict is everywhere. On social media and late night television, e see never-ending arguments about politics, religion, or generational gaps. What...

US military targets Taliban by starting new air attack campaign in...

AFP | As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands of...

Islamabad sit-in: Will the state surrender?

News Analysis | The question about the role of religion in public life in Pakistan has always been there. Some favored an Islamic society, some...

Zimbabwe military coup: Criminals targeted, not Mugabe

Reuters | Zimbabwe's military said on Wednesday it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social...

Controversial selfies still haunting Mufti Qavi

News Analysis | A judicial magistrate in Multan on Monday extended the judicial remand of cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi for seven days in connection with...

Google takes further action against extremist videos on YouTube

Reuters | Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate,...

Russian model dies from exhaustion

News Desk | If you thought modeling is easy, you are wrong. A 14-year-old model has died after suffering from ‘utter exhaustion’ during a grueling...

Gulf crisis turn Qatar into potential model of social change

James M. Dorsey| Potential Qatari moves to become the first Gulf state to effectively abolish the region’s onerous kafala or labor sponsorship system, denounced as...

Western media’s propaganda war against Syria: Part of the “plan”?

Hussain Akram | The year 2011 saw the beginning of what Western media immediately described as a revolution against a 'mad dictator inflicting suffering upon...

Twitter to ban Kashmiri journalists on India’s request

Vishal Manve | Dozens of people who have tweeted about the conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir or shown sympathy for Kashmiri independence movements online may soon be censored...

MNA calls for curriculum reform amid Christian schoolboy’s lynching: Is that...

News Analysis | The National Assembly engaged in a vehement debate on the deteriorating situation of minority rights in Pakistan and persistent encroachments upon their...

100 days of Qatar crisis

Ambreen Shabbir | The Qatar-blockade, the diplomatic crisis of 2017 that jiggled the world in different ways, approached its 100 days. There has been no...

Syria must independently defeat terrorism

Sophie Mangal | Almost ten days have passed since the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the allied forces managed to break the siege of Deir Ezzor city, which...

Gory Human rights abuses in Iran

News Analysis | According to Iran's Human Rights Monitor, 117 prisoners are going to be hanged within a month in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of...

Kashmir: A new intifada

News Analysis | Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of Srinagar in India-held Kashmir after three Kashmiri suspected separatists were killed in...

Human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (Part 2)

Asif Haroon Raja | Many are suspecting that Panama and Dawn leaks scandals were engineered to topple the sitting government. The Recent publication of a...

Yemeni journalists caught amid Saudi coalition and Houthi rebels

Global Voices | The conflict in Yemen, which erupted more than two years ago between Houthi rebels and forces backing the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has...

Indian leader under fire after calling the Army Chief “Sarak Ka...

News Analysis | The Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit is under fire for criticizing Indian Army Chief over his recent statement on military operations in Indian-held...

Philippines President says he will support his soldiers even if they...

News Analysis | The firebrand Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte is in the headlines since he imposed Martial Law in the entire Mindanao on May 23...

The untouchables’ revolt in India: Will the Brahmins suppress the Dalits...

Jawad Falak | Ever since the rise of the Hindu nationalist thought, known as Hindutva, took power in India by the election of current Prime...

Sartaj Aziz Slams India for declining Turkey’s offer to mediate in...

The suggestion by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resolve Kashmir issue through multilateral talks, with Turkey being the stakeholder, has been...

Social Activists take to Twitter as the Kashmiri tied to military...

Screenshots from a video of a Kashmiri protester tied to an Indian military vehicle, to use him as a “human shield” against demonstrators pelting stones, has gone viral. The video is...

The US’s top 10 Lies About Syria

David Swanson | The United States, like in many cases in the past, is now rushing into Syria for war – not peace. Portraying a...

Indian Kashmir: From Pellet Guns to Developmental Projects?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated an 11-km-long tunnel in Indian-Held Kashmir on Sunday. The estimated cost of the tunnel is around 37.2 Billion...

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