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Blockade still causing human rights violations: AlKhater

Blockade still causing human rights violations: AlKhater

Participating in the meetings of the high-level segment of the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, HE AlKhater said: "Of particular concern is the fact that these violations are targeting Qatari citizens on the basis of their Qatari nationality

Qatar emphasises elderly's needs in disaster response

Qatar emphasises elderly's needs in disaster response

Qatar has stressed that protecting the rights of the elderly in the context of disaster response requires a multidimensional approach that places their needs

Mother of Frenchman caught in life support battle appeals to UN

Mother of Frenchman caught in life support battle appeals to UN

The mother of a Frenchman in a vegetative state for over a decade pleaded for UN help Monday to stop her son's "murder", after a court ruled his life-support could be halted.

Sudan must end repression and let monitors in, says UN rights boss

Sudan must end repression and let monitors in, says UN rights boss

Sudanese authorities must let in human rights monitors, end repression of protesters and restore the internet connection, UN human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

UN rights body orders probe of Eastern Ghouta siege in Syria

UN rights body orders probe of Eastern Ghouta siege in Syria

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday ordered an urgent investigation into the situation in Syria's besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta and demanded immediate humanitarian access to the area.

Maldives under UN scrutiny for blogger's death

Maldives under UN scrutiny for blogger's death

More than 30 Western countries called on the Maldives at the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday to investigate thoroughly the death of a prominent blogger and to guarantee space for activists and political opposition.

Marijuana smuggling attempt thwarted at HIA

Marijuana smuggling attempt thwarted at HIA

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 17kg of marijuana into Qatar through the Hamad International Airport (HIA)