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UN: Over 36,000 displaced in South Sudan

Fragile truce in capital

UN asks Sri Lanka to rein in Army

Sri Lanka must rein in its military forces, prosecute war crimes committed during the long civil war with Tamil rebels and win the confidence of the Tamil minority, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

‘Refugees facing walls of xenophobia’

Shipwreck of an overcrowded boat of migrants is seen off the Libyan coast. (Photo: AFP)

A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide in 2015, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders, the United Nations refugee agency said on

UN: Rohingya victims of crimes against humanity

Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labour and sexual violence, could amount to crimes against humanity, the United Na

UN: ISIS is committing genocide against Yazidis

The Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: UN probe

n 2014, IS jihadists massacred Yazidis in Sinjar, forcing tens of thousands of them to flee

ISIS has subjected every Yazidi woman, child or man that it has captured to the most horrific of atrocities, says UN.

Ban on Palestinians by Israel ‘collective punishment’: UN

Israel's cancellation of entry permits for Palestinians following a deadly attack in Tel Aviv may amount to collective punishment, which is banned under international law, the United Nations' top huma

WHO panel on Zika virus to meet next week

The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee on Zika will meet early next week to consider new evidence and review its recommendations, including regarding the Rio Olympics, a WHO spokesman sai

Thanks to Bollywood, we’re familiar with Switzerland: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised Indian’s film industry for making its audience aware of the enchanting Swiss landscapes.

After the Supreme Court delivered its verdict Wednesday on the SLP involving Nabam Rebia and Bamang Felix vs Deputy Speaker and others, it is clear it was an “open and shut” case.

The landmark verdict by an international tribunal against China in a high-profile maritime dispute is a vindication of the truth.