Human Rights

Turkish charity builds 600 homes for families in Syria

October 12, 2020

ANKARA (AA) – A Turkish foundation built 600 new houses for families in the Idlib region in northwestern Syria, the group announced on Monday.   Ihsan Acik, the Turkey Diyanet Foundation’s (TDV) vice president, said the first phase of the foundation’s Goodness Housing project was now complete.   The project had been initiated for families […]

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COVID surge like airplane warning lights: UK’s Johnson

October 12, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a press conference on the national effort against coronavirus on Monday, alongside Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.   “These figures are flashing at us like dashboard warnings in a passenger jet so we must act now,” Johnson said of rising coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. […]

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Gambia condemns US sanction on Gambian ICC prosecutor

September 5, 2020

The Gambia on Saturday condemned the US sanction on Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who is also a national of the small West African country.The Gambia said it is dismayed by the decision of the administration …

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Christchurch attacks: Victims tell court stories of pain

August 24, 2020

The victims of Christchurch mosques shootings told stories of pain inside the High Court room in New Zealand on Monday as the white supremacist attacker is set to be sentenced.   With tears rolling down her cheeks, Janna Ezat, mother of a victim, told the court that she received the body of her son when […]

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Greek Police release Man United’s Maguire from custody

August 22, 2020

The captain of England’s Manchester United, Harry Maguire, was released from police custody Saturday after his arrest in Greece.”Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the …

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India: Court drops case against ‘scapegoated’ Muslims

August 22, 2020

A court in western India quashed criminal proceedings Saturday against foreign and Indian nationals accused of snubbing precautions against the novel coronavirus by attending a Muslim congregation in a mosque, saying they were made “scapegoats.”Judges…

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PROFILE – Syed Ali Geelani: Adamant fighter for Kashmiri rights

August 14, 2020

In recognition of his lifelong struggle for Kashmiris, Pakistan on its 74th Independence Day on Friday, awarded veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani Nishan-e-Pakistan — country’s highest civilian honor.   Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth II, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are also among the recipients of the prestigious award.   In late […]

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‘Annexation clips separate identity of Kashmir’

August 5, 2020

Top leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that annexation of Jammu and Kashmir last year has removed a notion that it was a separate entity.   “There was a smell of a separate entity in the state. There were anti-national activities due to this, resulting in law and order problems. Now, we […]

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