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The Hague:  Myanmar's leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in the International Court of Justice and defended her country against allegations of genocide. more
Rohingya issue: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at ICJ

The Hague:  Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is all set to appear before the UN's International Court of Justice in The Hague in an attempt to defend Myanmar against a ...

Human Rights Day celebrates ‘tremendous activism’ of the world’s young people

New York: The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human Rights Day, celebrated ...

Thousands join largest pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Thousands of protesters joined the demonstration against the government as they marched through the streets of the city on Sunday, media reports said.

Denouncing attacks against Baghdad protesters, UN warns ‘violence risks placing Iraq on dangerous trajectory’

New York: The top UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Baghdad on Friday night, which left a high number of deaths and injuries among innocent ...

‘We all must step up’ collective action on disability inclusion – UN deputy chief

New York: The international community has agreed truly ground-breaking frameworks to advance the rights of persons with disabilities, including in the context of development, but there re ...

Yellow vest, pension reform protesters clash with police in Paris, Nantes – Reports

Paris/Sputnik: Yellow vest protesters sought to make use of the pension reform strike momentum on Saturday as they clashed with police in Paris, prompting tear gas salvos, media said.

UN agency hails Brazil ‘milestone’ decision over Venezuelan refugees

New York: Brazil’s move to recognize thousands of refugees from crisis-wracked Venezuela through a new accelerated procedure, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

16 killed, 47 wounded in gunmen attack on demonstrators in central Baghdad

Baghdad/Xinhua: Up to 16 protesters were killed and some 47 others wounded in an attack by unknown gunmen on demonstrators in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a security official said.

Over 800,000 Join Pension Strike Across France – Interior Ministry

Paris/Sputnik: The French Interior Ministry estimated that over 800,000 protesters took to the streets across France on Thursday to rally against the controversial pension reform, Le Figa ...