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UK ministers deny plan to weaken workers' rights after Brexit

UK ministers deny plan to weaken workers' rights after Brexit

Britain's government denied a newspaper report on Saturday that it will seek to weaken workers' rights after Britain leaves the European Union, with one minister describing the idea as ‘completely mad’.

Silatech, EAA, OHCHR sign MoU to promote rights of young people

Silatech, EAA, OHCHR sign MoU to promote rights of young people

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Silatech, joined UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet ...

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses ...

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

A new documentary that takes a fiercely critical look at the Philippine government's deadly drug crackdown has come under attack, with President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Tuesday slamming it as ‘propaganda’...

UN committee faults Nepal in child labour, abuse case

UN committee faults Nepal in child labour, abuse case

A UN committee has ordered Nepal to compensate a man blocked from seeking justice after suffering years of forced labour, as well as alleged torture in custody as a child.

Private airlines submit fleet plan, to get Jet's unused rights soon

Private airlines submit fleet plan, to get Jet's unused rights soon

Worried over inadequate capacity on foreign routes following suspension of Jet Airways' operations, the aviation ministry would soon allot the unused traffic rights of the grounded airline to rival private airlines.

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash dumped in the Southeast Asian nation.

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan's national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women's participation in sport is her ‘red line’ as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban.

Qatar has spared no effort to protect rights of expat labour

Qatar has spared no effort to protect rights of expat labour

Qatar has reaffirmed its interest in the promotion and protection of human rights and stressed that it has spared no effort to improve and develop labour laws.

AFC yields to Saudi pressure, breaches beIN’s rights deal

AFC yields to Saudi pressure, breaches beIN’s rights deal

Qatar-based beIN MEDIA GROUP is set to launch a major international legal dispute against the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for material breach of its multi-million dollar broadcast agreement.

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain has revoked citizenship from two more women who joined the Islamic State group in Syria, a newspaper reported Sunday, raising questions about the fate of their children.

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated to civil war, court hears

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated to civil war, court hears

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave predates the country's bloody civil war by hundreds of years, according to an independent carbon dating report unveiled in a court Thursday.