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    Hijab Rules Must Go, Says UN Human Rights Office

    The death of a young woman in the custody of Iran’s ‘morality police’ has led to protests across the country. The government has come...

    Farmers Protest in Netherlands

    In scenes reminiscent of the farmers’ protests in India, the Dutch farmers too brought their loaded tractors on to city streets. The farmer leaders...

    In Sri Lanka, Things Fall Apart

    Although the protesters are now demanding that the whole Rajapaksa family pack their bags and quit, the main target quite rightly is President Gotabaya....

    In Sri Lanka, Rajapaksas on the Ropes

    With the economy in freefall and basics such as food and fuel in dangerously short supply, there is mounting public anger against a failing...

    Diplomats Voice Concern as Sri Lanka Imposes Emergency to Scuttle Protests

    Given the disturbing human rights track record of the Sri Lankan government, especially under the Rajapaksa family, there is concern among those watching the...

    Sri Lanka Government Clamps Curfew in Colombo to Curb Protests

    People spilled on to the streets overnight, blaming the government for the economic mess and demanding the President’s resignation. The lifting of the blackout...

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    In Bangladesh, Nipah Virus Keeps the Health System on its Toes

    There’s no cure and no vaccine for the Nipah Virus – and so far this year, both confirmed cases...
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    Debt Swaps Could Release $100 Billion for Climate Action

    If a country and its creditors agree to a swap, a portion of that nation’s debt can be written...

    Sri Lanka: Unlawful Use of Weapons in Policing of Protests, Says Amnesty

    During 2022 and 2023, Sri Lankans called for accountability for the prolonged economic crisis, corruption and human rights violations,...

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    In Bangladesh, Nipah Virus Keeps the Health System on its Toes

    There’s no cure and no vaccine for the Nipah...

    Debt Swaps Could Release $100 Billion for Climate Action

    If a country and its creditors agree to a...