Amnesty International

Burma-Rohingya Crisis: UK has received 'very troubling' evidence that might suggest 'genocide' has been committed

The UK has received "very troubling" evidence which will be used to assess whether genocide has been committed against Rohingya Muslims in Burma, …

Asia

Suu Kyi Hopes for Rohingya Agreement With Bangladesh

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed hope Tuesday for reaching an agreement with Bangladesh on the return of Rohingya Muslims who …

Asia

Myanmar accused of imposing 'apartheid' on Rohingya

File: Rohingya refugee's scuffle as aid is distributed in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton<p>YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's …

News (South Africa)

Rohingya Muslims suffered under 'apartheid' regime for years before brutal crackdown, Amnesty claims

Rohingya Muslims were suffering under a humiliating “apartheid” regime for years before a brutal military crackdown in August forced over 600,000 to flee their homes in northern Burma to Bangladesh, a new report by human rights group Amnesty International has claimed.<p>The 110-page report, Caged …

Brutal

Lockheed Martin: A global giant in supporting of Israeli war crimes

Weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin literally makes a killing off of killing. Last year, while the company was grossing $43.4 billion in arms sales, …

Aerospace

'Post-Mugabe government must open new chapter of respect for rights'

The next generation of leaders in Zimbabwe must commit to upholding the country’s constitution and living up to its human rights obligations and …

Rights & Freedoms

Apple plans to make iPhones and MacBooks from recycled materials

Apple wants its products to be as eco-friendly as possible and keeps working on improving its environmental policies. During events and on product …

Recycling

Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links

The police in Germany arrested six Syrian migrants on Tuesday, suspected of plotting an attack and having links to the Islamic State, fanning fears that extremists posing as refugees were targeting Europe.<p>Millions of refugees, buffeted by conflict and civil war, have streamed into Europe in recent …

World News

'Post-Mugabe govt must show respect for human rights'

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe needed to usher in a new era of living up to international human rights obligations and treating its people with dignity and …

Africa

Yemen: Calls for Australia to disclose defence deals with Saudi Arabia

The Australian Government has been called on to disclose all defence deals it has made with Saudi Arabia, as the humanitarian crisis in Yemen worsens.<p>…

Middle East

Rohingya Trapped In 'Dehumanizing' Conditions, Report Says

A report details the state Muslim Rohingya, who are still in Myanmar, are forced to live in. Steve Inskeep talks to Laura Haigh, a Myanmar researcher with Amnesty International about the findings.

World News

Amnesty: Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya amounts to ‘apartheid’

Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims has been likened to apartheid, in a report by Amnesty International.<p>Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims has been likened to apartheid, in a report by Amnesty International.<p>The human rights organisation spent two years investigating the cause of …

Asia

Chinese human rights lawyer jailed for two years in activist crackdown

Human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, 46, had taken on many high-profile cases, including those of Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan protesters and …

Rights & Freedoms

Almost a quarter of women experience online abuse and harassment

Online abuse against women has real life consequences including self-censorship and psychological damage. An international survey shows nearly one in …

World News

Apple, Google and other phone companies ranked for connections to wars and human rights abuses

The phones in your pocket and the laptops on your desk might include materials linked to a range of horrific abuses, according to two major new …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nigeria: 108 Million Nigerians Lack Toilet Facilities - UN

World Toilet Day<p>Despite huge technological, scientific and industrial advances, an estimated 108 million Nigerians still lack access to toilets, the …

Sustainable Development Goals

Apple's ambitious mission for the iPhone

As tech companies come under pressure over the questionable ethics involved in their supply chains for raw materials, Apple is pursuing a seriously …

New Zealand News

Venezuela Is Starving Its People

There’s something vaguely uplifting about the house arrest of Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe last week. But it’s depressing to think that he hung onto power for 37 years, despite hyperinflation and famine in an African nation that was once a major food producer for the continent.<p>Ronald Reagan …

Venezuela

Congressional critics slam State Department as rudderless

When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his first official trip to Myanmar on Wednesday, he largely ignored the country’s widespread human rights abuses.<p>Security forces have conducted or allowed what critics call systematic rape and murder against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, leading to a …

Politics

How the arrest of Catalan separatists has aided their cause

Constitutions help protect citizens against abuses by lawmakers, but they can also be a straitjacket.<p>The standard question in interviews with the …

Carles Puigdemont

Duterte defends Philippine troops accused of looting in Marawi siege

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday rejected allegations by a rights group that troops engaged in looting during the bloody battle …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Yemen: USA, UK, France risk complicity in collective punishment of civilians

18 November 2017<p>The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen, which is impeding …

Middle East

Philippines military rubbishes Amnesty International report on Marawi human rights allegations

More than 1,100 people were killed and thousands got displaced during the five-month-long siege which ended in late October.<p>The Philippines army has …

Rights & Freedoms

Amnesty International accuses military of carrying out abuses in Marawi

This photo taken on October 17, 2017 shows a Philippine soldier walking past rubble from destroyed buildings in Marawi on the southern island of …

Isnilon Hapilon

Russian-Owned Sputnik Registers As Foreign Agent After Taking Over D.C. Bluegrass Station

‘Between a criminal case and registration, we chose the latter.’<p>A state-owned Russian radio broadcaster that recently took over a Washington …

Russia

Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty

MANILA: Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to …

Rights & Freedoms

Maute, military violated human rights in Marawi: Amnesty Int'l

Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv<p>Amnesty International has accused both the military and Maute fighters of committing human rights violations in Marawi. …

Rights & Freedoms

US, European Nations Slammed for 'Complicity' as Humanitarian Groups Demand Aid for Yemen

Fourteen international aid agencies on Friday expressed that they were "appalled" by the global community's complacency regarding the humanitarian …

Middle East

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict …

Rights & Freedoms

Believe in socialism not sorcery, China tells party members

Chen Xi, leading Communist party figure, says members becoming politically and morally ‘degraded’ and looking to religion and superstition<p>One of China’s top leaders has chastised Communist party cadres for putting “ghosts and gods” before Marx and Lenin.<p>Writing in the party’s official mouthpiece, …

China