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Call to declare siege as crime against humanity

Call to declare siege as crime against humanity

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) chairman has proposed to include terrorism and blockades as crimes against humanity, at an international conference opened by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Sunday.

Austria plans tougher sentences for crimes against women

Austria plans tougher sentences for crimes against women

Austria's right-wing government announced on Wednesday tougher sentences for violent crimes, particularly against female victims, while pointing to a recent spate of cases in which foreigners are suspected ...

DCMF calls for ending crimes against journalists

DCMF calls for ending crimes against journalists

The Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) has stressed the need for ending crimes and atrocities against journalists and also to promote freedom of expression among people across the region.

Korean Air head grilled by prosecutors over tax evasion

Korean Air head grilled by prosecutors over tax evasion

Cho Yang-ho, 69, and his brothers and a sister allegedly avoided paying 50bn won ($45mn) in taxes on the overseas assets they inherited after their father Cho Choong-hoon died in 2002.

Qatar calls for probe into Israeli crimes in Gaza

Qatar calls for probe into Israeli crimes in Gaza

Qatar has called on international organisations and the international community to conduct independent and credible investigations into the crimes and grave violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces ...

China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

A court in southern China has sentenced 36 people to prison terms of up to 25 years for gang crimes including homicide, assault and setting up illegal casinos, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Singapore activist charged for protesting without permit

Singapore activist charged for protesting without permit

A Singaporean activist was charged Wednesday for organising public protests without a permit, sparking calls for the tightly controlled city-state to stop treating peaceful demonstrations as crimes.

Duterte says Philippine police must return to drug war

Duterte says Philippine police must return to drug war

Philippine President Duterte Rodrigo Duterte has called on police to once again take the lead role in his deadly drug war, having twice demoted them in response to criticism of the crackdown.

UN warns of possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

UN warns of possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

The UN human rights chief voiced alarm Monday at widespread rights abuses in Venezuela, warning of possible ‘crimes against humanity’ in the crisis-wracked country.

Indian doctor accused of crimes becomes president of WMA

Indian doctor accused of crimes becomes president of WMA

The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending.

UBS trader jailed for UK's biggest fraud warns it could happen again

UBS trader jailed for UK's biggest fraud warns it could happen again

Kweku Adoboli, the ex-UBS trader jailed four years ago for the biggest fraud in British history, has said his crimes could be repeated ...

Saudi revives 15-year-old anti-Pokemon fatwa

Saudi revives 15-year-old anti-Pokemon fatwa

Saudi Arabia's top clerical body has revived a 2001 religious edict prohibiting Pokemon in response to public calls for guidance on the newly launched smartphone version of the game.