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World 05 Feb 2018 | 2:19 AM

Supreme Court said to seek impeachment of Maldives' President

(Reuters) - The government of the Maldives will resist any attempt by the Supreme Court to impeach President Abdulla Yameen for disobeying its order last week to release jailed opposition leaders, the attorney general said on Sunday.

World 04 Nov 2017 | 4:03 AM

North Korea calls for a halt to 'brutal' sanctions

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea called on Friday for a halt to what it called "brutal sanctions", saying the measures - imposed after its latest nuclear test - constituted genocide.

AseanPlus News 05 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rights body urges end to Papua abuses

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s human rights commission urged President Joko Widodo to end rights violations in the easternmost province of Papua after police were alleged to have killed one person and wounded 16 others while trying to quell a protest.

Community 07 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sad state of affairs for labourers

Many foreign construction workers in the Klang Valley live in undesirable conditions but there is hope for change as some companies strive to provide better facilities for them.

World 06 Jun 2017 | 6:11 AM

U.S. urges U.N. chief to look into who killed investigators in Congo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday called for the United Nations to investigate who murdered two U.N. sanctions monitors in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid mounting criticism of the Congolese authorities' own inquiry.

World 27 Mar 2017 | 11:36 PM

Sweden to offer compensation for transgender sterilisations

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left government proposed legislation on Monday that would grant compensation to transgender men and women who had to undergo mandatory sterilisation in order to have their sex legally reassigned.

Mergawati 19 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Shining the spotlight on Myanmar

Malaysia is taking the lead to keep the pressure on Myanmar over the plight of the Rohingya.

AseanPlus News 07 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar welcomes Indonesia to discuss violent outbreak

Naypyidaw: Myanmar has welcomed Indonesia’s continued support in the midst of harsh international criticism regarding the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state, with Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi flying into Naypyidaw to speak frankly about the facts on the ground.

World 14 Oct 2016 | 5:47 AM

French law scraps sterilization for transgender people

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rights activists celebrated a major victory in France on Thursday after the country passed legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without undergoing sterilization.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 1:45 PM

U.S. says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States unveiled plans on Thursday to ramp up efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) after figures showed more than half of million women and girls were living at risk.