RIYADH: For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering "illegal expatriates" to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July. The campaign, "a nation without…
BEIJING: China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International said Tuesday, even as death penalties in the world decreased overall. The human rights organisation estimates the Asian giant alone…
DAMASCUS: The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions…
Snapchat, Microsoft's Skype and WeChat are placed among the least secure messaging apps and face constant threat of attack from cyber criminals and spying by state authorities, Amnesty International's ‘Message Privacy Ranking’ revealed.
BANGALORE: Amnesty denied on Tuesday its staff made anti-nationalist comments at one of its events in Indian-held Kashmir after the rights group was slapped with sedition charges.
DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday offered an amnesty to armed rebels battling his forces if they surrender, the official SANA news agency reported.
TURKMENISTAN: Reclusive Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has pardoned 612 prisoners including 26 foreign citizens ahead of festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramazan, state media reported on Saturday.
SIALKOT: Two brothers were hanged in Sialkot prison on Saturday morning for murder of six people from the same family in year 2002.