Amnesty International India is accused of caste-based discrimination and harassment

A number of prominent Indian rights activists have withdrawn support from Amnesty International over allegations of caste-based discrimination and harassment. These include Dalit rights activists, Radhika Vemula and Chandrasekhar Azad, as well as women’s rights campaigner Mariya Salim who had worked for Amnesty. Salim worked for Amnesty India for eight months before resigning in September, stating that she felt “humiliated, excluded and denied opportunities unfairly”. Speaking to the Guardian she said, she knew of “lower caste staff who had suffered discrimination but did not speak out for...

Warring parties in Yemen agree to pullback from Hodeidah

After two days of talks, the warring parties in Yemen have finalised a deal on the first phase of the pullback of forces from the city of Hodeidah.

Lords committee report finds UK’s arms causing 'significant civilian casualties' in Yemen

Britain’s international relations select committee has published a damning report concluding that the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful and called for some sales to be halted.

India pledges 'heavy' response to Kashmir attack that killed over 40 soldiers

A suicide bombing in Kashmir killed almost 40 Indian policemen on Thursday, with India's prime minister pledging those behind the attack will pay a "very heavy price".

UN warns food aid in Yemen at risk of rotting

The UN warned this week grains stored in the Red Sea Mills Silos in western Hodeida is at risk of rotting.

Australia to reopen detention centre after Senate passes medical evacuation bill

Scott Morrison, Australia’s Prime Minister, has said that the Australian government would reopen its Christmas Island detention centre, after suffering a historic defeat in Parliament over a medical evacuations bill.

Cameroon blames separatists for hospital fire

The Cameroon government accuses separatists of setting a hospital on fire and killing four people. In a press release, the Minister of Communication and government spokesperson Rene Sadi stated, "the fire incident in Kumba District Hospital was committed by close to 20 secessionists rebels”. Separatists have rejected this assertion, stating on social media that they are "not responsible for the fire incident in the hospital”. They hold the government responsible and further accuse them of trying to tarnish their “image internationally”. Kuma is located in the Southwest region, and is home to...

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of fresh violations

Amnesty International has found Myanmar’s forces are again shelling villages and blocking civilians from accessing food and humanitarian assistance in its battle against the Arakan Army, who are fighting for more autonomy in the Rakhine state.

Protests in Madrid against Catalan independence

Tens of thousands of Spanish nationalists took to the streets in Madrid on Saturday ahead of a proposed meeting between Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Catalan separatists.

Venezuelan crisis continues 

A hospital in the Venezuelan city of Barcelona has reported that 14 children have died due to an outbreak a form of dysentery this week, as the political crisis in the country continues with two men claiming to be the country’s rightful president. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro warned against US military intervention last week after US National Security Adviser John Bolton was pictured with a notepad signifying “5,000 thousand troops to Colombia”. “Those who march with the US flag asking for military intervention in their own country have no idea what they’re asking for,” he said. “They...