Human Welfare

Rights group: Rebel land mines in Yemen hinder aid efforts

Apr 22, 2019

An international rights group says the widespread use of land mines by Yemen's Houthi rebels not only kill civilians but block aid to the most needy, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis

Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

Apr 17, 2019

Two Saudi sisters are pleading for help from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom posting appeals on social media

UN finds torture, ill-treatment in Afghan prisons

Apr 17, 2019

A U.N. report says around a third of all conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan report being subjected to torture or ill-treatment

Amnesty: Detained Emirati activist on hunger strike

Apr 10, 2019

Amnesty International says a prominent activist in the United Arab Emirates has been on hunger strike for more than three weeks to protest his prison conditions and conviction

Bangladesh former PM Zia sent to hospital from prison

Apr 1, 2019

An official says Bangladesh opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is being treated in a state hospital after being taken there from the centuries-old jail where she has been imprisoned following a corruption conviction

After uproar on social media, Pakistan arrests wife beater

Mar 27, 2019

Pakistani police arrest man for beating his wife in front of guests after incident set off uproar on social media

Kenyan who gave earnings to poor wins $1M teacher prize

Mar 24, 2019

A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to poor students has won a highly competitive $1 million global prize that honors one exceptional educator a year

Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

Mar 23, 2019

Pakistanis are celebrating the National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware

Pakistan: Mentally ill death row inmate dies in hospital

Mar 22, 2019

A Pakistani rights group says a mentally ill prisoner who spent the last 16 years of his life on death row has died at a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore

AP Interview: Yemen's rebels say they won't give up port

Mar 19, 2019

A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen says his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the Saudi-backed government

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