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Punish the war guilty, US tells Sri Lanka


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) A top American official Friday asked Sri Lanka to carry out a credible investigation of "outstanding and serious allegations of human rights violations" and punish the ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa wants to discuss targeting of Sri Lankans with India


September 7th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to raise the issue of Sri Lankans being targeted in India's Tamil Nadu state when he undertakes a visit ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues travel warning for southern India


September 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has issued a travel warning to Sri Lankans visiting southern India following a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankan nationals, the external ... Read more...

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Training halted for Afghan police recruits


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) The US is suspending training for new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and checks are being carried out on possible ties to the ... Read more...

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Maoists target civil society: Human Rights Watch


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) Both Maoists and Indian authorities have threatened and attacked civil society activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.This has undermined basic freedoms and ... Read more...

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80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari: Seasoned diplomat and scholar, respected leader (Profile)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who was Saturday chosen as United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) candidate for a second term in the post, is a ... Read more...

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Obama eases sanctions against Myanmar


July 12th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has eased sanctions on Myanmar, allowing American companies to do business in the southeast Asian country.In his statement Wednesday, the president ... Read more...

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Geneva talks call for transitional government in Syria


July 1st, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The participants in the Geneva talks support creation of a transitional government in Syria in which all forces participate, UN and Arab League special envoy ... Read more...

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Britain blamed for Indian Malaysians’ ‘plight’ in ex-colony


June 30th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) An exiled Indian Malaysian human rights lawyer plans to file a lawsuit against the British government for failing to provide adequate safety to the community under ... Read more...

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Malaysian lawyer to sue Britain for independence wrongs


June 30th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) An exiled human rights lawyer from Malaysia has decided to re-file a billion dollar suit against the British governnment, blaming it for having failed to protect ... Read more...

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British report on Russian human rights termed partial


May 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) A report on human rights in Russia, prepared by the British Foreign Office, has been termed by Moscow as "not impartial and open minded" and that ... Read more...

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Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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US expands sanctions on Iran


March 29th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The US Wednesday expanded its sanctions against Iran to cover the shipping industry associated with the country's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).The Treasury Department said ... Read more...

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India justifies vote against Sri Lanka


March 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Even as Sri Lanka blew hot and cold, India Saturday justified its vote against Colombo in Geneva over allegations of human rights abuses in ... Read more...

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Address accountability, US tells Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address "accountability" vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the ... Read more...

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Prevent attacks on Tamils, Karunanidhi tells PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to prevent possible attacks on Tamils in Sri Lanka after a UN body voted to ... Read more...

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After vote, India says it stands by Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After voting Thursday in favour of a US resolution in Geneva urging Colombo to probe alleged human rights abuses, India declared it will remain engaged ... Read more...

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India votes for US resolution on Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India and 23 other countries voted in favour of a US resolution here Thursday urging Sri Lanka to probe alleged human rights abuses during the final ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi berates Krishna over Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday accused External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna of not understanding a situation properly before speaking on the subject."Though Krishna is a ... Read more...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran


February 17th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Thursday extended its sanctions against Iran, the State Department said."Today the United States government took three separate sanctions actions against Iran's primary intelligence ... Read more...

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Key report on war crimes presented in Sri Lanka


November 21st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) A key accountability report that deals with alleged war crimes during the last phase of Sri Lanka's three-decade conflict was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, ... Read more...

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Stop rights violations in Tibet: South African MPs


November 11th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 11 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the people of Tibet, two South African MPs have called for stopping human rights violations in Tibet by the Chinese government, the Central ... Read more...

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Yemen president to step down


October 8th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Oct 8 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Saturday said he will leave power in the coming days, Xinhua reported.In a speech, addressed to a gathering of high-ranking ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels involved in war crimes: Amnesty


September 14th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and the rebels who successfully fought to oust the Libyan leader both share responsibility for war crimes committed during the uprising, ... Read more...

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European Union further extends sanctions against Libya


August 10th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Wednesday extended sanctions against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi by adding two companies to its list, barring EU firms from doing business with ... Read more...

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India for probe into rights abuses in Sri Lanka (Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a move that is bound to upset Colombo, India Thursday said it had sought a probe into alleged human rights abuses when the Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan leaders heckled in Lok Sabha (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) AIADMK members in the Lok Sabha Monday shouted slogans to protest the presence of a Sri Lankan delegation, led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, who ... Read more...

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Protest against Sri Lankan delegation in Lok Sabha


August 1st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) AIADMK members in the Lok Sabha Monday shouted slogans to protest the presence of a Sri Lankan delegates, led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, who ... Read more...

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Clinton pushes India to promote democracy in Myanmar


July 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Against the backdrop of China's increased assertiveness in East Asia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday pitched for a bigger role for India and ... Read more...

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UN backs gay rights


June 18th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gineva, June 18 (IANS) The UN has passed a resolution endorsing the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people, a media report said Saturday.The US has hailed the Friday's endorsement ... Read more...

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Rage as Cameron welcomes Bahrain crown prince


May 20th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) The British prime minister has invited ire by welcoming the crown prince of Bahrain in a high-profile photo call on the steps of 10 Downing ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to get Indian help in upholding human rights (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India's apex human rights body, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), will help Afghanistan in promoting human rights, prevent trafficking of women and children and ... Read more...

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NHRC to support Afghanistan rights efforts


May 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will help in public sector capacity development in Afghanistan, including the development of systems for investigation of human rights ... Read more...

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UN calls for investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Syria


April 30th, 2011 - 4:38 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Friday called for an investigation into the alleged human rights abuses and crimes committed against civilians in Syria.The UN Human Rights Council voted ... Read more...

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