Family of Brit teen accused of making up Ayia Napa gang rape claim 'live in hope'

Family of Brit teen accused of making up Ayia Napa gang rape claim ‘live in hope’

The family of a British teenager accused of lying about being gang raped by a group of Israeli tourists have said they “live in hope” as she faces trial. The 19-year-old woman, who cannot be identified, denies causing public mischief by allegedly making a false claim that she was attacked in an Ayia Napa hotel […]

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No greater enemy of human rights than terrorism and Naxalism: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah at 26th National Human Rights Commission foundation day celebration in New Delhi. Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that there can be no greater enemy of human rights than terrorism and Naxalism. “More than 40,000 people lost their lives in Kashmir due to terrorism…Do their families have no human rights? Many […]

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New Met police bid to share crime victims’ data with Home Office | UK news

New Met police bid to share crime victims’ data with Home Office | UK news

Scotland Yard has drawn up a new policy to ensure officers continue the deeply controversial practice of sharing data on victims of crime – including domestic and sexual violence offences – with the immigration authorities. After a previous legal challenge from campaigners to stop the “unlawful practice” the Met ditched the policy earlier this year. […]

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America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It's time to hold the US to account | Mohamad Bazzi | Opinion

America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It’s time to hold the US to account | Mohamad Bazzi | Opinion

Since Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in Yemen’s civil war in March 2015, the United States gave its full support to a relentless air campaign where Saudi warplanes and bombs hit thousands of targets, including civilian sites and infrastructure, with impunity. From the beginning, US officials insisted that American weapons, training and intelligence assistance […]

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Strict abortion laws in Northern Ireland found in breach of UK human rights

Strict abortion laws in Northern Ireland found in breach of UK human rights

Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws have been found to breach the UK’s human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled. The highest court in Northern Ireland has ruled that the country’s law banning almost all situations is not compatible with the UK’s take on human rights. A termination is only permitted in Northern […]

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‘Regional citizens’ agenda will solve refugee crisis in Africa

‘Regional citizens’ agenda will solve refugee crisis in Africa

By PETER KAGWANJAMore by this Author A west African model that allows refugees to become migrants has inspired the idea of “regional citizenship” as the solution for refugee crises in the Horn of Africa. Collectively, the Member States of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda […]

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Let’s reclaim dream of Pan Africanism

Let’s reclaim dream of Pan Africanism

By SCHEAFFER OKOREMore by this Author I’ve seen, read and heard unimaginative conversations about what Pan Africanism meant for Africa and wondered how small we’ve reduced the vision of this ideology. Foremost, Pan Africanism is a political ideology— in a simple and direct sense—aimed at the unity of all people of African descent. It has […]

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Court decision on dreadlocks rubs Muslims the wrong way

Court decision on dreadlocks rubs Muslims the wrong way

By SHABAN MAKOKHAMore by this Author The decision of the high court on Friday that Rastafarianism is a religion just like any other and ought to be respected has rubbed Muslims the wrong way, with religious leaders accusing the Judiciary of favouritism. Muslims have expressed their anger and accused the Judiciary of bias by barring […]

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My son is one of Kashmir’s ‘disappeared’. When will India tell the truth about their fate? | Parveena Ahangar | Opinion

My son is one of Kashmir’s ‘disappeared’. When will India tell the truth about their fate? | Parveena Ahangar | Opinion

The Eid this year was like no other. We could not even offer the obligatory sacrifice because of the total siege by India of Kashmir. When my son Yasir went to fetch bread in the morning and didn’t return promptly, I started pacing with worry outside the house. What if the security forces manning every […]

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