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New York, There is “terror and panic” among Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will, the United Nations top human rights official has said, warning that the returns would seriously endanger the lives of those sent back. more
Canada in talks with Pakistan over Asia Bibi, says Canada PM Trudeau in Paris

Paris: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said his country is talking with Pakistan over Asia Bibi, whose acquittal of charges of blasphemy sparked massive row in South Asia, medi ...

Rohingya returns only ‘at their freely expressed wish’ – UN refugee chief

New York, Returns of Rohingya refugees, forced to flee their homes due to widespread and systematic violence in northern Myanmar, “should only take place at their freely expressed w ...

States with power and influence to end suffering of Yemenis must take action ‘immediately’ – UN rights chief

New York, “Outraged” by the “unconscionable toll” caused by the escalation of hostilities in Yemen, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Saturday, urge ...

Fleeing violence, Cameroonian refugee arrivals in Nigeria pass 30,000, reports UN refugee agency

New York,The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in neighbouring Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the United Nations refugee agency has said, highlighting that ...

Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report

New York,For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million – 60 percent of the regional popu ...

Halt ‘rushed plans’ to return Rohingyas to Myanmar, pleads UN expert fearing repeated abuses

New York, A United Nations human rights expert has implored Bangladesh to shelve “rushed plans” to repatriate Rohingya refugees back across the border into Myanmar’s Rak ...

China hails human rights progress amid calls to close detention camps

New York, China has pledged to eradicate poverty in rural areas by 2020 during a scheduled United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, amid concerns over the alleged ...

‘Rare but devastating’ tsunamis underscore need for better preparation, UN chief urges on World Day

New York,: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater preparedness to offset the disastrous impact of tsunamis, which are causing increasing human, ec ...

Saudi Arabia, China, among 14 nations under UN human rights spotlight: what you need to know

New York, The United Nation’s highest human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC), will start reviewing on Monday the track records of 14 countries, including Saudi Arabia and ...