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UN human rights office decries Trump’s ‘sh**hole’ remark as ‘racist’

Trump questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as 'shithole countries'.

12 Jan 2018 5:39 PM

India rejects US solar claim at WTO, explores new defence

India said it had changed its rules to conform with the ruling and that a US claim for punitive trade sanctions was groundless.

09 Jan 2018 10:20 AM

Trouble in Paradise? US-India solar power dispute reignited in WTO

If India is found not to have complied, Washington could ask the WTO for permission to impose trade sanctions on India.

20 Dec 2017 6:43 PM

Convince Syrian ally to hold elections: UN to Russia

Russia intervened in Syria's devastating conflict in 2015, providing aerial and ground support for government forces.

14 Dec 2017 1:27 PM

UN mediator urging all sides to aim for ‘real progress’ in Syria peace talks

The talks have achieved little through seven previous rounds that began in 2016, but there are hopes that progress will be made this time.

30 Nov 2017 5:57 PM

North Korea calls sanctions ‘brutal,’ ‘human rights violation’; asks for halt

The call for an immediate end to the sanctions comes as US President Donald Trump sets off on a trip to Asia.

04 Nov 2017 11:29 AM

7-yr-old manages to board plane without ticket, airport security stumped

The girl managed to get into a plane, was spotted by an official, stopped, and handed over to police.

01 Nov 2017 11:39 AM

Swiss formalise intermediary role between Saudi Arabia, Iran

Switzerland has often played the role of go-between for countries at odds with one another.

26 Oct 2017 3:09 PM

Qatar files WTO complaint over Gulf trade 'siege'

Qatar has asked WTO to set up a panel to arbitrate its complaint against Gulf neighbours.

13 Oct 2017 6:01 PM

Naxalites, separatists use children to fight in C'garh, J&K: UN report

Government reports confirmed the military use of four schools by security forces in that region for several weeks, the report said.

07 Oct 2017 4:43 PM