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Pakistani human rights activist Hidayat Lohar shot dead

Unidentified gunmen shot dead human rights activist Hidayat Lohar in Sindh region of Pakistan, media reports said.

UN says drastic erosion of women’s rights in Afghanistan continues

Afghan women fear arrest, harassment and further punishment whenever a new Taliban decree is announced, according to a new multi-agency UN report issued on Friday based on an extensive su ...

Remaining two Afghan prisoners released from Guantanamo prison, arrive in Afghanistan

The last two Afghan prisoners who had been in the U.S.-run Guantanamo prison for years were set free and returned to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, the state-run Bakhtar news ...

UN food agency ramps up deliveries amid worsening food security in Ethiopia

As severe hunger ripples across northern Ethiopia, the World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up efforts to deliver lifesaving assistance to three million people in the coming weeks to ave ...

Chinese police arrest 200 Christians during village raid

Chinese Police recently raided a gathering of Christian villagers and arrested at least 200 people for allegedly joining a church that refused to abide by a theological doctrine promoted ...

IOM says close to 100 people died or disappeared crossing Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year

Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest ye ...

UN regrets use of nitrogen in Alabama execution

The UN human rights chief has expressed deep regret over the execution of a prisoner in the United States on Thursday night through the country’s first-ever use of nitrogen asphyxia ...

Nine killed in direct hit on UNRWA shelter in Gaza

Nine people were killed and 75 injured on Wednesday in a direct hit on a training centre turned shelter in southern Gaza run by UNRWA, the UN agency that assists Palestinians, according t ...

CPJ report finds half of journalists working in China are Uyghurs

As many as 19, out of the 44 journalists, imprisoned in China in 2023 were from the Uyghur community.