The ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia has been lifted.But women are still prohibited from doing many things.An assigned male family member must give a woman permission to open a bank account, own a passport or even leave prison.In recent years some of these rules have been reformed. In some cases women can now work and study without the consent of a male guardian.
Sep 27, 2017
Sri Lankan monks and hardline nationalist protesters forced 31 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers to flee a United Nations safe house in the capital Colombo on 26 September, police said.
Sep 27, 2017
This bizarre Madurai temple ritual forces minor girls to stay with priest and parade half-naked for 7 km!
After the ban on WhatsApp has been lifted in Saudi Arabia, we take a look a six other surprising things that are banned in the country which follows a strict sharia law.
Sep 21, 2017
Besides ongoing row over the central government's plans to deport Rohingya Muslims, another refugee crisis is boiling in the border state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Sep 19, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attacked the chairman of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Chito Gascon, asking if he was a paedophile for investigating cases of young teenagers and amp;#39; murders in the government and amp;#39;s bloody war on drugs. Why is this guy so pre...suffocated with the issue of young people, especially boys? Are you a paedophile? Duterte asked, referring to Gascon. Why are you smitten with teenagers? Are you? I and amp;#39;m having my doubts. Are you gay or a pedophile? he added, according to Reuters.Duterte and amp;#39;s comments came days after the Philippines congress allied with Duterte voted to slash the annual budget of the CHR to just $20.
Sep 17, 2017
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims arrived from western Myanmar since Aug. 25. They are fleeing a Myanmar government offensive against insurgents. The UN called Myanmars actions ethnic cleansing. The recent wave of refugees sparked a humanitarian crisis in both Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Sep 16, 2017
"India has been home to refugees for centuries. It has continued to receive a large number of refugees from different countries" states NHRC.
Sep 16, 2017
India faced several formidable challenges to its unity and survival as one country, but, it still remains the world's largest democracy, as an invincible nation.
Sep 15, 2017
The UNHRC had said that 3,70,000 Rohingyas have fled violence-affected Myanmar's Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh.
Sep 14, 2017
The Philippines House of Representatives has voted to slash the budget of a government agency investigating President Rodrigo Dutertes war on drugs. The budget of the Commission on Human Rights was cut from $38m to $20, but the new proposal still requires approval by the Philippines Senate.
Sep 13, 2017
270,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh in the past two weeks. The ethnic minority is fleeing violence in Myanmars Rakhine State. Resources of aid agencies and communities in Bangladesh are strained. Villagers said they were told to feed the refugees and send them on to camps. Bangladesh is already caring for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who previously fled discrimination in Myanmar.
Sep 9, 2017
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