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Australia rescues children of dead Islamic State fighters from Syria

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has rescued the children and grandchildren of two dead Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp and will resettle them in the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

U.N.'s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria and Iraq should be tried or freed

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 former Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and Iraq should face fair prosecution or be freed.

Malaysian citizenship for nine

KUCHING: The parents of four-year-old Elven Lai can sigh with relief now that he is a Malaysian citizen.

Angelina Jolie urges international support for Venezuelan children

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Saturday urged the international community to provide more support to three South American countries with the most migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela, saying 20,000 Venezuelan children are at risk of being without basic citizenship rights.

Will Latheefa be impartial?

LATHEEFA Koya was the last person I spoke to before I was arrested (but never charged) as part of an Official Secrets Act investigation back in 2007.

Don't demonise stateless community, leaders told

KOTA KINABALU: Leaders should discuss issues of statelessness in a constructive manner instead of demonising the community of stateless people, says academician Wan Shawaluddin Wan Hassan.

Academic: Give birth certs to stateless kids for access to education and healthcare

KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) academician Wan Shawaluddin Wan Hassan has recommended the state government to issue birth certificates to stateless children, so they can access basic rights such as education and healthcare.

Malaysia, Indonesia to tackle Sabah stateless issue

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and Ind­onesia took a giant step in addressing the complicated issue of stateless people in Sabah when the national human rights institutions of both countries signed a Memoran­dum of Understanding on the matter.

Suhakam inks MoU with Indonesian counterpart to address issue of statelessness in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Indonesian counterpart to address the issue of statelessness in Sabah.

Adoptive parents of stateless children left in the dark

From PREMILA P., Subang Jaya.