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Israeli companies aided Saudi spying despite Jamal Khashoggi killing

July 18, 2021 11:24 am

After the murder of Khashoggi in 2018, one of the firms, NSO Group, canceled its contracts with Saudi Arabia amid accusations that its hacking tools were being misused to abet heinous crimes.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian attack suspect in West Bank Jerusalem

June 16, 2021 6:52 pm

In recent years, Israel has seen a series of shootings, stabbings and car ramming attacks against Israeli soldiers and settlers in the West Bank. Most have been carried out by Palestinians with no apparent links to organized militant groups.

Top judges in Brazil want review after deadly police raid

May 10, 2021 9:09 am

Brazil’s Supreme Court issued a ruling last year prohibiting police operations in Rio’s favelas during the pandemic unless “absolutely exceptional.”

COVID worsened global human rights abuses: Amnesty report

April 07, 2021 5:13 pm

From the prosecution of journalists to the repression of activists, Amnesty International has condemned global human rights abuses committed during the pandemic year in a new report.

US calls out human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang, Tibet

February 06, 2021 5:00 pm

While talking to Beijing, top US diplomat Antony Blinken pressed for accountability on human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong.

UN rights chief calls for hybrid courts to probe Lanka human rights abuses

September 17, 2015 4:47 pm

Zeid Raad al-Hussein pointed to horrific abuses during the conflict, including torture, executions, and sexual abuse by security forces, as well as suicide attacks, assassinations and recruitment of child soldiers by rebels.

Srilankan President Rajapaksa says Lanka 'has nothing to hide'

November 14, 2013 3:29 pm

Mahinda Rajapaksa sent out a message to Tamils that he was willing to discuss the issues with them.

Maldives Supreme Court delays presidential poll again,to Nov 16

November 11, 2013 12:44 am

The run-off was scheduled to take place on Sunday but the Supreme Court has delayed it until Saturday,in line with demands from Nasheed’s two biggest rivals.

Maldives' democratic process breaks down again amid bickering

November 10, 2013 11:22 am

The delay makes it unclear who will actually be in charge of the country from Monday.

Last Night World: Slain Taliban chief not a martyr: Sunni group

November 10, 2013 2:15 am

The Sunni Ittehad Council,a conglomeration of over 20 parties of the Barelvi school of thought,issued the statement.