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Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

WorldNews Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN courtCOLOMBO: The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN's highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims. The Maldivian government said Wednesday it will formally join the mainly Muslim African state of The Gambia in...
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Rohingya people Rohingya people Ethnic minority in Myanmar

Indonesia: Aceh community support rescued Rohingya refugees [Video]

Indonesia: Aceh community support rescued Rohingya refugees

A community in western Indonesia is banding together to support a group of 99 Rohingya refugees, who they rescued from Indonesian waters late last month.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:00Published
Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh [Video]

Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh

The refugee is among the first two confirmed cases in the world's biggest and most densely populated camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:02Published
Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse [Video]

Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse

The UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse will cover those involved in the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the systematic killings of the Rohingyas in Burma and the North Korean gulags. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the measures being brought in by the Government today will "hold to account the perpetrators of the worst human rights abuses".

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Maldives Maldives Island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka

Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin [Video]

Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin

India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:28Published
Op Samudra Setu: INS Airavat carrying 198 Indians arrives in Thoothukudi [Video]

Op Samudra Setu: INS Airavat carrying 198 Indians arrives in Thoothukudi

Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat carrying 198 Indian citizens, who were stranded in Maldives, arrived in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on June 23. All the passengers were screened and their luggage was disinfected, upon arrival. The third phase of Operation 'Samudra Setu' initiative was started by the Centre and Indian Navy to bring back citizens stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:16Published
Op Samudra Setu: Indian Navy's ship leaves Port of Male with Indian citizens [Video]

Op Samudra Setu: Indian Navy's ship leaves Port of Male with Indian citizens

Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat left Port of Male in Maldives for Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu) after embarkation of 198 Indian citizens. 5th round of operation Samudra Setu for evacuation of Indians from Maldives is underway. Operation was launched in May to repatriate stranded citizens amid coronavirus situation.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:06Published
Op Samudra Setu: INS Shardul returns from Iran with 233 stranded Indians [Video]

Op Samudra Setu: INS Shardul returns from Iran with 233 stranded Indians

Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:08Published
Watch: INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indians from Maldives arrives in Tamil Nadu [Video]

Watch: INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indians from Maldives arrives in Tamil Nadu

INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indian nationals from Male, Maldives arrived at Thoothukudi harbour in Tamil Nadu on June 07. With this, INS Jalashwa alone has repatriated around 2700 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:14Published

United Nations United Nations Intergovernmental organization

UN expert laments White House ‘attacks’ on the media

GENEVA – The U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression on Monday accused the White House of mounting an “onslaught” against the media and referred..
WorldNews
China slaps retaliatory sanctions on U.S. senators [Video]

China slaps retaliatory sanctions on U.S. senators

The unspecified measures target U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, after the U.S. placed sanctions on Chinese officials over the treatment of China's Uighur Muslim minority. This report produced by Zachary Goelman

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:05Published

Myanmar Myanmar Country in Southeast Asia

Tiger, pangolin farming in Myanmar risks 'boosting demand'

YANGON: Conservationists have warned a sudden change in Myanmar's law allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks..
WorldNews
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UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers [Video]

UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers

The UK sanctions target alleged perpetrators in the killings of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as others from Myanmar and North Korea. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 00:49Published

Muslims Muslims Adherents of the religion of Islam


The Gambia The Gambia Country on the coast of West Africa

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

A BBC investigation found that vast quantities of protected West African Rosewood was being trafficked.
BBC News

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