Afghan women make impassioned plea at UN for action against ‘gender apartheid’

GENEVA – Afghan women made an impassioned plea at the United Nations (UN) Monday for solid international action to address the “gender apartheid” in their country since the Taliban swept to power last year. “Today, human rights in Afghanistan do not exist,” Afghan Mahbouba Seraj told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The […]

Serious human rights violations committed in China’s Xinjiang, says UN report

GENEVA – China committed “serious human rights abuses” against ethnic Muslims in the Xinjiang region under what it calls campaigns to stamp out terrorism and extremism, the top United Nations rights official said in a report that the government in Beijing had tried to block. The report, delivered by Dr Michelle Bachelet in the final hours of her […]

North Korea’s Covid-19 restrictions intensify human rights violations: UN

SEOUL (REUTERS) – North Korea’s coronavirus curbs have aggravated the country’s human rights violations, a United Nations report said on Wednesday (Aug 31), citing extra restrictions on access to information, tighter border security and heightened digital surveillance. The report, released by the UN human rights office in Seoul and to be presented to the General […]

Nancy Pelosi: A long history of provoking China over human rights

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a long history of riling Beijing over democracy and human rights, whether by unveiling a banner on Tiananmen Square or in regular meetings with Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Pelosi, the country’s most powerful lawmaker, stoked fresh tensions in US-China relations on Tuesday (Aug […]

Meta Octagon Releases Meta Human DJ NFT Project

HONG KONG, July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — Posters and videos of Meta Octagon NFT project by Meta player, which is developing complex cultural space and performance entertainment metaverse projects, have been released based on world class EDM club and entertainment brand “Club Octagon”. The “METAGONZ” project is a “METAROID” (Metaverse Android) avatar […]