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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Lack of awareness about migration rules the main reason for workers’ woes. The speakers focussed on West Asia that currently hosts a large number of migrant workers, with an estimated 12.8 million people struggling to make a living in the Gulf alone.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
Many of the 18,000 missing persons from the province could be dead
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
For 16- year- old Sammi, it was not the gruelling 27- day march from Quetta to Karachi that was a problem. “It was nothing compared to the torture my family and I have gone through in t...
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October 24, 2013
Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said Thursday, the latest in a three-way prisoner exchange that was one of the more ambitious negotiated deals in...
July 5, 2013
Twenty-four fishermen, who were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on June 5 when they were fishing near Katchathivu islet, arrived here on Friday after a court in the island nation ordered th...
December 20, 2012
Standoff with NATO looms
January 9, 2012
The Obama administration is considering the transfer of Mullah Mohammed Fazl, big-time Taliban and one of Mullah Omar's closest allies detained at the Guantanamo Bay, to Afghan custody.
October 11, 2011
Myanmar announced on Tuesday a mass prisoner amnesty, raising hope for the imminent release of hundreds of political detainees in what would be a major sign of change in the authoritarian state.
March 10, 2011
United States President Barack Obama found himself in a deeper hole than ever on the subject of Guantanamo Bay prison this week, after he issued an executive order allowing indefinite detention wit...
October 9, 2010
The 36-year-old was working for US aid group DAI when she was seized along with three local staff when their vehicle convoy was attacked in Kunar, an eastern province bordering Pakistan »
October 2, 2010
Sri Lanka's jailed ex-military chief Sarath Fonseka has rejected a government offer to consider clemency, said his wife on Friday. Anoma Fonseka said she met her husband at Colombo's Welikad...
January 8, 2010
About one in five ex-detenus has engaged in, or is suspected of engaging in, terrorism or militant activity.
December 21, 2009
On the basis of the December 13 controversial interview (which was later denied) by the Sri Lankan Presidential contender and former Army Chief, Sarath Fonseka the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extraj...
October 2, 2013
Dil Bagh Singh, Sunil and two other Indians have completed their terms but are still being held in jail. »
January 29, 2013
The clearest sign that U.S. President Barack Obama may have no immediate plans to make good on his promise to close Guantanamo Bay prison for “War on Terror” detainees came on Friday when the Stat...
January 12, 2012
Soldiers seen desecrating bodies of fighters
November 19, 2011
Muammar Qadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam was captured in a southern Libyan city along with two of his aides who were trying to smuggle him out of the country, a militia commander said on Saturday.
April 5, 2011
In a major about-face, the Obama administration will try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 plotters in a military tribunal at Guantanamo rather than a civilian court. ...
November 12, 2010
Hope and anticipation about the possible release of Myanmar's celebrated democracy campaigner, Aung San Suu Kyi, prevailed in Yangon on Friday, according to her associate and spokesman Nyan...
October 5, 2010
Israel deported Irish Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire on Tuesday, after the country’s highest court rejected her appeal against a deportation order. “The supreme court yeste...
March 22, 2010
While the focus of the continuing protest in Thailand is how to change a military-drafted Constitution, Myanmar's junta is busy in rolling out poll rules.
January 6, 2010
In the absence of judicial oversight, the detentions in Bagram have been marked by torture and other ill-treatment. Like Guantanamo, Bagram should be closed. »
December 19, 2009
It is time to face the fact that, for the past 30 years, no one nation has been able or willing to break the impasse and induce the disputing parties to comply with international law. We cannot wait any longer - Jimmy Carter
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