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The Emir of Qatar said on Tuesday that criticism raised about his country's treatment of migrant workers and the LGBT community ahead of the World Cup was "slander".
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The New York-based watchdog says that the Taliban security forces in northern Afghanistan have unlawfully detained and tortured residents accused of association with an opposition armed group.
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A report made by UN experts cites numerous groups, including Russia's Wagner mercenaries, as being behind many international law violations in a country that turned volatile after the death of dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
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A software glitch on a mobile phone belonging to a women's rights activist uncovered one of the world's biggest hacking scandals.
Myanmar military executed villagers on Christmas Eve, reports claim
More than 30 villagers, some of which are women and children, are said to have been rounded up and shot in another alleged crime against civilians by the Myanmar military.
Rights groups in Serbia fear workers at Chinese factory were trafficked
Vietnamese workers at the first Chinese car tyre factory in Europe are shivering in barracks without heat, going hungry and have no money.
Myanmar's military systematically torture its detainees: AP
An estimated 1,200 people have been killed by security forces, including around 131 tortured to death, AP reported.
Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse
After publicly promising to crack down, Facebook acknowledged in internal documents obtained by The Associated Press that it was "under-enforcing on confirmed abusive activity" that saw Filipina maids complaining on the social media site of being abused.
Death and deforestation: The dirty palm oil companies supplying the EU
An undercover investigation by Global Witness has linked the use of child labour on oil palm plantations to household brands.
Human rights report denounces French police 'abuse' of Calais migrants
The report accuses the police of mass evictions, harassment, and restricting access to humanitarian assistance for migrants on the northern French coast.
Belarus leader Lukashenko meets Russian counterpart Putin in Moscow
Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow today to discuss integrating the two countries and upcoming joint military exercises.
Kremlin critic Navalny urges court to halt 'torture' checks in prison
“I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at nighttime,” jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told a judge on Monday.
Giulio Regeni: Italy awaits court hearing on student's murder case
Italy is investigating four high-ranking Egyptian security officials in the 2016 kidnapping, torture and killing of an Italian student doing doctoral research in Cairo.
Myanmar could spiral into 'full-blown conflict' like Syria, UN warns
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