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At the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, a museum dedicated to the American civil rights movement, the legacy of slain Nobel Peace laureate Martin Luther King comes alive everyday for visitors. While the world observes the International Human Rights Day on Dec 10, Sujoy Dhar recalls his recent visit to the Center. more
Israel government revokes UN humanitarian official's visa

The Israeli government on Wednesday cancelled the visa for UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the Palestinian territories Lynn Hastings after she refused to speak against Hamas.

UNRWA official says more than 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza

A top UN official has said over 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza amid the ongoing clash between Israel and Hamas members.

Pakistan: 19 children arrested on blasphemy charges in Punjab

At least nineteen children were arrested on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan's Punjab region between January 1, 2023 and October 16, 2023.

Pakistan: 19 children arrested in Punjab on charges of blasphemy

At least nineteen children were arrested on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan's Punjab region between January 1, 2023 and October 16, 2023.

Afghanistan: $26 million appeal for returnees from Pakistan

WFP is seeking $26.3 million to assist one million Afghans forced to leave Pakistan following the Government’s decision to deport undocumented foreigners.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Gaza doctors 'terrified of deadly disease outbreak amid aid teams race to deliver

As the pause in fighting in Gaza appeared to enter a fifth day on Tuesday, UN humanitarians warned that aid deliveries needed to multiply immediately to save the lives of the injured and ...

Israel-Hamas crisis: 11 more hostages released

As many as 11 hostages, who were in Hamas captivity, were released on Monday (November 27, 2023) and handed over to Israeli authorities, media reports said.

Israel-Hamas crisis: Temporary truce extended by two days, 11 more hostages released

Israel and Hamas have decided to extend their temporary truce by two days on Monday (November 27, 2023).

Gaza: Vital aid reaches shattered north as Israel-Hamas ceasefire enters fourth day

Desperate Gazans in the north of the enclave had their first sip of clean water in weeks on Monday as a continuing pause in fighting enabled broadening aid access to the Strip, UN humanit ...