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(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will host its first ever golf tournament for women from March 19-22 next year at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah, with 108 professionals set to participate.
BANGKOK (ANN): Thais working illegally in South Korea can avail of an amnesty scheme launched on Wednesday (Dec 11) to avoid being fined or blacklisted, the Office of Thai Labour in Seoul announced on its official Facebook page.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Senate voted on Wednesday to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office, saying he failed to prevent human rights abuses by security forces during days of violent protests.
PATHEIN, Myanmar (AFP): Nearly 100 Rohingya appeared in a Myanmar court Wednesday (Dec 11) after being arrested for trying to flee persecution, their lawyer said, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the UN's top court to deny allegations of a genocidal campaign against the ethnic minority.
JAKARTA (ANN): Dozens of people wearing black clothes from rights group Amnesty International Indonesia marched to the State Secretary office in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (Dec 10) to deliver thousands of letters and postcards from the public concerning their hopes on human rights.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Opposition activists and independent journalists in Communist-run Cuba said state security and police stopped them from leaving their homes on Tuesday to prevent them marking or reporting on international Human Rights Day.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that residents of separatist-held regions of eastern Ukraine could be targeted by government forces if Kiev is granted total control over the border between them and Russia.
Manila: U2 frontman Bono said Tuesday (Dec 10) there must be no compromise on human rights, in a rebuke of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ahead of the Irish rockers' first Manila concert. The Philippine leader has waged a deadly war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives.
HONG KONG (AFP): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday (Dec 10) ruled out further concessions to the city's pro-democracy movement ahead of her weekend visit to Beijing, despite a landslide election defeat for the government and a peaceful mass march.
PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he wanted changes to the Ukrainian constitution to give a special status to the Donbass region after the first bilateral talks with his Ukrainian counterpart in Paris.