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  • Marvin Zonis 2020-06-28 18:52

    By Marvin Zonis

    The United Nations in West Asia

    When one contemplates the role of the UN in West Asia, one thinks immediately of its role in the ongoing and intractable conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In what their many decades-long conflict over control of land and their ability to govern that land, the UN has failed to bring any resolution of that conflict.

  • ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ 2019-02-07 01:48

    Pakistan observes ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, reaffirms support to Kashmiris

    TEHRAN - Pakistan on Tuesday observed Kashmir Solidarity Day, with top political and military leaders extending support to the people in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and calling for resolution of the long-standing territorial dispute.

  • Pinaki Bhattacharya 2019-01-12 22:09

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Level of mass-rigging in Bangladesh polls unprecedented in history of the country’

    TEHRAN - Last week, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina retained power with a landslide victory in general elections that were marred by incidents of violence and allegations of rigging.

  • Modi-Khan 2019-01-07 23:24

    Pakistan rebuffs ‘misleading Indian propaganda’, vows ‘befitting response’

    TEHRAN -While spirited efforts are being made through back channels to recalibrate the stalled dialogue process between India and Pakistan, the top political leadership of the two countries continues to indulge in war-mongering and sabre-rattling.

  • 1.	India elected to UN HR Council 2018-10-13 22:09

    India elected to UN HR Council

    TEHRAN - India was elected to the influential UN Human Rights Council with the highest number of votes by the UN General Assembly on Friday with a vow to combat intolerance.

  • Pakistan 2018-10-07 08:32

    Pakistan expels 18 aid groups

    TEHRAN - In a decision that is likely to stir hornet’s nest, Pakistani government has ordered 18 international aid groups to shut down operations and leave the country, according to reports.

  • UN 2018-09-16 01:00

    CPEC violates India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Indian envoy tells UN

    TEHRAN - China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is grabbing headlines for all the good and bad reasons. U.S. opposition to it is known to all and sundry because of the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing. Now India has also raised concerns over the ambitious project, asserting that it violates India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

  • Kashmir 2018-09-13 10:59

    New UNHRC head calls for action on Kashmir report

    TEHRAN - In her first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged India and Pakistan to take meaningful action on addressing issues highlighted in the UN report on human rights violations in Kashmir.

  • Taliban 2018-08-05 10:44

    Militants attack, burn down girls’ schools in Pakistan

    TEHRAN - At least 12 schools in Diamer district of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, most of them girls’ schools, were attacked and burned down early on Friday by alleged militants, according to reports. No group has officially claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Kashmir 2018-07-15 10:25

    India’s Defence minister rejects UN report on Kashmir, terming it ‘baseless’

    TEHRAN _ India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, rejecting the recently-released United Nations (UN) first-ever comprehensive report on human rights situation in Kashmir, has dubbed it “baseless”.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-12-02 05:37

    By Sarah Leah Whitson

    When elites get a taste of their own medicine

    In late 2006, I traveled to Saudi Arabia on behalf of Human Rights Watch to discuss human rights with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, then the assistant interior minister for security affairs. He explained to me the merits of his country’s project to rehabilitate extremists by detaining several thousand Saudis until religious leaders declared them reformed.

  • Nasser Abu Sharif 2017-11-19 12:06

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Israel is unbridled regime: Islamic Jihad rep.

    TEHRAN - Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Tehran says “the Zionist regime is formed on the basis of a violation of human rights backed by the world's greatest powers.”

  • Myannmar 2017-07-17 09:07

    Congress shouldn’t let Burma backslide on democratic reforms

    As a political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi relied on the exiled television station Democratic Voice of Burma and magazine Irrawaddy to tell her story.

  • Yemen 2017-07-15 02:19

    By Nafeez Ahmed

    U.S. and UK acting above the law to support the Saudi war in Yemen

    Britain and America are above the law. Our complicity in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen proves it.

  • Dr.Ben_.Santer 2017-07-11 08:16

    By Ben Santer

    I’m a climate scientist. And I’m not letting trickle-down ignorance win.

    How to fight the Trump administration's darkness

  • Kofi Anan 2017-06-21 02:25

    By Kofi Annan

    Why are only poor countries taking refugees?

    It has now been almost two years since the world was confronted with the harrowing image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach.

  • Trump-Saudi 2017-05-24 10:24

    By Alex Ward

    What America’s new arms deal with Saudi Arabia says about the Trump administration

    President Trump has just announced the sale of a whopping $110 billion to Saudi Arabia which includes “tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar system, and cybersecurity tools,” reports ABC News. It forms part of a 10-year, $350 billion agreement in a “strategic vision” between the two countries, reports the Washington Post.

  • Duterte 2017-04-28 02:29

    Let the world condemn Duterte

    A Filipino lawyer formally asked the International Criminal Court on Monday to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity over the extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in the Philippines over the past three decades. The I.C.C. should promptly open a preliminary investigation into the killings.

  • Trump 2017-02-08 09:39

    Will Worley

    Trump's human rights abuses tracked by legal institutions

    “His administration immediately threatened women’s rights, immigrants’ rights, and indigenous rights, and so many more” says Human Rights Law Review editor, Julia Sherman. 

  • ICE 2017-01-28 04:55

    By Oliver Laughland

    U.S. could face human rights crisis after Trump's xenophobic immigration orders

    Hidden among the promise of a wall and the withdrawal of funding to sanctuary cities is a much more insidious – and immediate – move to replace the ‘catch and release’ border policy with mandatory detention.

  • syria crisis 2017-01-11 14:07

    By António Guterres

    António Guterres: My vision for a better United Nations

    When I was growing up reading history books as a young student, it seemed all wars had a winner. Yet in today’s wars, it is increasingly clear that no one wins. Everyone loses.