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European rights chief queries Italy over new asylum rules

European rights chief queries Italy over new asylum rules

Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic has asked Italy to clarify how it will protect the rights of people affected by controversial new asylum rules.

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said.

GCC summit has to address rights violations caused by siege: NHRC

GCC summit has to address rights violations caused by siege: NHRC

The Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) HE Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has met with officials of the Austrian Ombudsman Council, a national human rights institution in Austria.

ILO, FIFA laud Qatar's human rights, labour reforms

ILO, FIFA laud Qatar's human rights, labour reforms

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and FIFA hailed the reforms adopted by Qatar to protect human rights and expatriate workers.

France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights - UN rights panel

France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights - UN rights panel

The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France's ban on the niqab, the full-body Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and called on it to review the legislation.

Trudeau says Canada will maintain human rights pressure on Saudis

Trudeau says Canada will maintain human rights pressure on Saudis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said he would maintain pressure on Saudi Arabia over human rights despite a diplomatic row between the two nations, and brushed off suggestions he had botched ties with Riyadh.

Amnesty condemns 'mass arbitrary arrests' in Ethiopia

Amnesty condemns 'mass arbitrary arrests' in Ethiopia

Amnesty International condemned the recent arrests of thousands of people in Ethiopia's capital, saying the detentions "threaten a new era of human rights gains" under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Saudi Arabia rules out mediation in Canada row

Saudi Arabia rules out mediation in Canada row

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that the kingdom was still "considering additional measures" against Canada, but did not elaborate.

Saudi Arabia 'threatens' Canada with 9/11 style attack

Saudi Arabia 'threatens' Canada with 9/11 style attack

Official Saudi propaganda account mocks up a picture of a passenger plane being flown into the CN Tower in Toronto.

Qatar guarantees rights and freedoms: official

Qatar guarantees rights and freedoms: official

Qatar's legislations guarantee the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms which are enshrined in the permanent constitution of the country which also prohibits racism or discriminatory practices, senior official has said.

Qatar presents efforts to develop expat labour sector

Qatar presents efforts to develop expat labour sector

The State of Qatar on Thursday reviewed the latest in its continuous efforts of developing the expatriate labour sector, including that of Africa.

UAE denial on deportation of Qatari citizens 'misleading'

UAE denial on deportation of Qatari citizens 'misleading'

The statement issued by the UAE foreign ministry confirmed that the UAE authorities continue to procrastinate and mislead the international community.