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Myanmar Army chief had 'genocidal intent': UN probe on Rohingya killings

A year ago, government troops led a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in response to attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.

27 Aug 2018 2:35 PM

Disappointed over Kashmir human rights report criticism: UNHCR

Indian media outlets' accused report such as 'nefarious conspiracy', 'Pakistan-authored report', 'fallacious', 'mala fide' etc.

18 Jul 2018 2:57 PM

UN chief calls for immediate end to military escalation in Syria

Areas in eastern Daraa have recently been bombarded, forcing thousands of civilians to flee, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

23 Jun 2018 12:51 PM

Pope Francis vows to seek 'unity' with non-Catholics in Geneva

He came at invitation of WCC, created in 1948, groups 350 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican churches from more than 100 countries.

21 Jun 2018 5:01 PM

Over 7,000 people from India sought asylum in US in 2017: UN report

According to report, there were 197,146 refugees at end of 2017 in India, 10,519 asylum seekers with pending cases.

20 Jun 2018 7:41 PM

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Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Report showed 16.2 mn people were freshly displaced in 2017 which equates to 44,500 being displaced everyday, 1 person every 2 seconds.

19 Jun 2018 4:46 PM

Parting children from parents at US border 'unconscionable': UN rights chief

The 'zero-tolerance' border security policy implemented by President Donald Trump's administration has sparked global outrage.

18 Jun 2018 3:11 PM

UN report accuses India, Pakistan of Kashmir rights violations, seeks probe

The UN urged Pak to end its 'misuse' of anti-terror legislation to persecute peaceful activists and quash dissent.

14 Jun 2018 2:24 PM

Pak’s violation of human rights in Kashmir raked up in UNHRC session

‘Why is Pakistan allowed to infringe international law and make a mockery of this august institution?’

10 Mar 2018 1:35 PM

UN rights chief says Philippines prez needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein and other UN rights officials have focused significant attention on Duterte's controversial drug war.

09 Mar 2018 5:39 PM

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N Korea ‘months away’ from ability to strike US with nuclear weapon: envoy

North Korea accused the United States of seeking to aggravate the situation on the divided peninsula by ‘deploying large nuclear assets’.

07 Feb 2018 4:25 PM

North Korea, US clash at disarmament forum on nuke issue

N Korea is developing missile and nuclear technology amid regular threats to destroy the US and Japan and in defiance of UNSC resolutions.

23 Jan 2018 8:51 PM

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

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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

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