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March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Amnesty calls for resolving missing persons’ cases

ISLAMABAD: Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Pakistan to resolve cases of enforced disappearances for which "no one has ever been held accountable". "Disappearances are a tool of terror... if committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack, they constitute a crime against humanity," a statement issued by the rights watchdog

March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Asean leaders tackle Rohingya crisis and urge South China Sea calm

SYDNEY: Australia and its Asean neighbours vowed to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea on Sunday at a summit where the "complex" Rohingya crisis took centre stage. Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the three-day meeting in Sydney, also agreed to work more closely

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM FIRs against PTM activists protested

PESHAWAR: The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) and Pakhtun Zalmi Swat on Saturday staged protest against the registration of first information reports (FIRs) against their leaders in Qilla Saifullah, Zhob, Swat and Quetta. The protest rally was staged outside the Peshawar Press Club, which was led among others by Haider Mohmand, Ghairat Yousafzai, Aimal 2

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM J&K becomes top agenda item in UNHCR policy statement

ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir has become a top agenda item in the policy statement of the UN high commissioner of Human Rights (UNHCR) in its Geneva Headquarters as it happened for the first time in the history of the commission. The UNHRC has included Kashmir in the list of other urgent international conflicts, like Syria. The human rights activist Ahmad 2

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish fire on Syria’s Afrin kills 18 civilians

BEIRUT: Turkish artillery fire on the Kurdish-majority enclave of Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 civilians on Friday, a monitor said. "Since midnight (2200 GMT Thursday), 18 civilians, including five children, were killed by Turkish artillery fire on the city of Afrin," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "There is fighting on the northern 3

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish military has encircled Syria’s Afrin town

ANKARA/BEIRUT: Turkey´s military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday, a substantial advance in Turkey´s offensive against Kurdish fighters across its southern border. Turkey launched its operation "Olive Branch" in northern Syria nearly two months ago to sweep the Syrian Kurdish 7

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM Russian military says will respond if US strikes Syria

MOSCOW: The Russian military will respond to a U.S. strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. RIA cited Valery Gerasimov, head of the General Staff, as saying that Moscow would retaliate if the lives of Russian servicemen in Syria were threatened. Turkish military says has encircled 6

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM Maoists kill 8 Indian cops in Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Maoist rebels killed eight Indian paramilitary troopers after detonating an explosive beneath their vehicle during a patrol in restive Chhattisgarh state, officials said Tuesday. The blast in a remote forest region also injured three others who were airlifted to state capital Raipur for treatment, a spokesman for India’s central reserve police 6

March 13, 2018 12:00 AM Indonesia university revokes niqab ban after criticism

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: An Indonesian university whose ban on niqab face veils made global headlines has reversed the policy following criticism that it trampled on personal choice. Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta issued the edict last week to more than three dozen niqab-wearing students -- and warned 9

March 13, 2018 12:00 AM UN official speaks of Kashmir crisis urgency

ISLAMABAD: Conversation between a top UN official and a top Kashmiri leader played out in front of more than 500 representatives of major international human rights organisations, where the top UN official issued his latest statement on the urgency of the crisis in Kashmir. The unprecedented conversation occurred at the UN Headquarters in Geneva when Zeid Ra’ad 8