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Philippines suspends sending of workers to Kuwait due to abuses

The Philippines suspended the sending of workers to Kuwait on Friday, its labour minister said, a day after the country’s president complained of abuses being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers, leading to several suicides. Labour Secretary Silvestre Belo said the ...

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Philippines may stop sending workers to Kuwait due to abuses

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering banning workers being sent to Kuwait because of abuses he said were being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers there and which led to several committing suicide in recent months. Duterte said he was aware ...

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U.N. council to meet on North Korea rights abuses, nuclear program in December

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian ...

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Rohingya abuses: Myanmar army report clears itself of blame

The Myanmar army has released the results of an internal investigation in which it exonerates itself of blame regarding the Rohingya crisis. It denies killing any Rohingya people, burning their villages, raping women and girls, and stealing possessions. The assertions ...

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U.S. sanctions North Koreans over forced labor, other alleged abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and three entities over what it called serious human rights abuses, including forced labor and hunting down of asylum seekers. North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

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U.S. imposes sanctions over alleged North Korean rights abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and three entities over what it called serious human rights abuses, including forced labor and hunting down of asylum seekers. North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

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In a Compromise, U.N. Rights Experts Will Examine Abuses in Yemen’s War

GENEVA — In a surprise compromise, the top United Nations human rights body decided on Friday to establish an international team of experts to examine abuses in the Yemen war and seek to identify those responsible. The decision capped an ...

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Shiite militias accused of rights abuses in Hawija operation

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Shiite militias illegally detained villagers near the Daesh-held district of Hawija in northern Iraq and subjected them to torture and ill treatment, Human Rights Watch said.The leader of one of the militias, which are known as Popular Mobilization ...

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Russia Committed ‘Grave’ Rights Abuses in Crimea, U.N. Says

GENEVA — Russia has committed “multiple and grave” human rights abuses in Crimea since reclaiming the territory three years ago, the United Nations said on Monday, including arbitrary arrests, torture and the imposition of Russian citizenship on residents of the ...

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