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China remains world’s biggest executioner: Amnesty

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…

Sudan accused of using chemical weapons in Darfur

UNITED NATIONS: Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur.

Turkmenistan pardons over 600 prisoners in Ramazan

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.