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Syrian villages besieged by rebels come under attack: monitor

Syrian villages besieged by rebels come under attack: monitor

Two pro-government Shia villages in northwest Syria have come under fresh attack from rebel forces which have besieged them for years, prompting retaliatory air strikes, a war monitor said on Sunday.

NHRC to continue to raise violations of siege countries

NHRC to continue to raise violations of siege countries

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) of Qatar will continue to document violations of the blockading nations, lodge complaints and raise the issue of the suffering of the victims at all international human rights platforms ...

Advisory Council welcomes European Parliament decision on unjust siege

Advisory Council welcomes European Parliament decision on unjust siege

The Advisory Council welcomed the decision of the European Parliament last Thursday, which affirmed that human rights violations were caused by the unjust siege imposed by the Saudi led quartet on Qatar.

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

Violations of the Geneva Conventions adopted in 1949 following World War II are commonly called "war crimes".

Israel strikes on Syria kill at least 23 fighters: monitor

Israel strikes on Syria kill at least 23 fighters: monitor

Israeli strikes on several areas of Syria overnight killed at least 23 fighters, including five Syrian regime troops and 18 other allied forces, a monitor said Thursday.

Qatar condemns arrest of its citizen by Saudi Arabia

Qatar condemns arrest of its citizen by Saudi Arabia

The State of Qatar strongly condemns the arrest of one of its citizens by Saudi Arabia in violation of international human rights charter, the note said.

HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday hit back at Iran's ‘unjustifiable’ decision to ban the Telegram messaging app, warning Tehran against stifling access to information.

Doha to host Fifth Labour and Workers Conference

Doha to host Fifth Labour and Workers Conference

The Fifth Labour and Workers Conference will be held in Doha on May 1, organisers announced on Tuesday.

Philippines formally serves notice of withdrawal from ICC

Philippines formally serves notice of withdrawal from ICC

The Philippines has formally served notice to the United Nations of its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to protest alleged attacks against President Rodrigo Duterte, the foreign minister said.

Exit marks 'beginning of the end' for ICC, says Philippines

Exit marks 'beginning of the end' for ICC, says Philippines

The announcement to withdraw comes five weeks after a court prosecutor said a preliminary examination had been opened into President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award

Myanmar's Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum museum announced last Wednesday it was rescinding the prestigious Elie Wiesel Award granted to Suu Kyi in 2012.

UN rights chief says Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

UN rights chief says Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said "it makes one believe that the president of the Philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation."