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UK launches probe into UAE torture of Qataris

UK launches probe into UAE torture of Qataris

The Emiratis may be questioned and arrested if they were to enter the UK under the principle of universal jurisdiction, says Rodney Dixon, a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers representing three Qatari nationals.

HRW blasts Bahrain for rights abuse, praises Qatar

HRW blasts Bahrain for rights abuse, praises Qatar

The huge 643-page report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) came seven months after Bahrain joined a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar which continues to divide the Gulf region.

Al-Marri urges UK action to help end illegal siege

Al-Marri urges UK action to help end illegal siege

HE the chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), Dr Ali bin Sumaikh al-Marri, on Thursday called for immediate action to end the siege against the State of Qatar.

Qatar calls for global meeting on preventive diplomacy

Qatar calls for global meeting on preventive diplomacy

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi said the proposed conference would support UN Secretary General's call made while welcoming 2018.

'Nobody should be forcibly returned to Libya': HRW chief

'Nobody should be forcibly returned to Libya': HRW chief

European authorities should not be sending migrants trying to reach the continent back to Libya until the security situation there has stabilised, the chief of Human Rights Watch said.

Siege countries' violations must end for solving crisis: NHRC

Siege countries' violations must end for solving crisis: NHRC

HE Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri called on the government to move swiftly on international and regional forums to end the injustice against the victims.

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

NHRC urges global move to lift siege on Qatar

NHRC urges global move to lift siege on Qatar

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has called on the international community to promptly move to lift the siege imposed on the State of Qatar and exert all possible efforts ...

UK MPs seek end to Qatar blockade

UK MPs seek end to Qatar blockade

A former government minister is among 10 British politicians who have formally registered their disapproval of the Saudi-led blockade and its impact on human rights in Qatar.

Bangladesh, Myanmar in talks on Rohingya repatriation deal

Bangladesh, Myanmar in talks on Rohingya repatriation deal

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military operation in Buddhist majority Myanmar's Rakhine State.

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Around 600 refugees and asylum seekers have been living without food, water or electricity for more than a week inside the Manus refugee detention facility, which was shut down by Australia last week.

Trump warns North Korea of grave danger

Trump warns North Korea of grave danger

US President Donald Trump arrived in China on Wednesday seeking help to rein in North Korea after warning the North's leader that the nuclear weapons he is developing "are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger."