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AS a punishment, the death penalty continues to capture the public interest in a morbid and unique way. The Asean region has proven resistant to a growing worldwide movement away from the death penalty, with 142 countries having abolished it in law or practice. The only countries in the region to have abolished capital punishment are Cambodia in 1989 and the Philippines in 2007.
ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, told Reuters on Thursday.
Malaysian health columnist Dr Milton Lum calls for an end to female genital mutilation, whether mild or severe, as it only causes harm to women.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee demanded on Tuesday that the Trump administration examine whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman was responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, backed by Russia, failed on Wednesday to stop a United Nations Security Council briefing by the chair of a U.N. inquiry that accused Myanmar's military of genocide against Rohingya Muslims and urged the 15-member council to push for justice.
WASHINGTON: Lockheed Martin Corp’s potential US$15bil sale to Saudi Arabia of its Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) air-defence system may be the unfinished deal most vulnerable to growing congressional demands to stop providing arms to the desert kingdom after the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more U.S. executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference.
PETALING JAYA: Human rights and civil society groups that focus on children have expressed their strongest objection to the latest case of a child marriage in Kelantan.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar rejected on Wednesday a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making "false allegations".