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New York: While the release of more than 200 girls abducted from their school on Friday in northwest Nigeria is a welcome development said senior UN officials there on Tuesday, civilians and aid facilities have come under attack in the country’s northeast, highlighting the plight of civilians who have suffered years of conflict and insecurity.  more
UN agencies appeal for $266 million to feed refugees in eastern Africa

New York: A funding shortfall is putting the lives of some three million refugees in eastern Africa at risk, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday.

China: Xinjiang now witnessing drop in birth rate

A news report has said that China's controversial Xinjiang region where the Uyghur Muslims live is witnessing a drop in birth rate.

Hong Kong National Security Law: 47 opposition figures charged with conspiracy to subvert state power

Police have charged 47 former opposition lawmakers and activists with conspiring to subvert state power under Hong Kong’s national security law over their roles in an unofficial pri ...

Fate still unclear of ‘tens of thousands’ of civilian detainees in Syria

New York: The fate of tens of thousands of civilians being held in Syria’s “notorious” prisons or detention centres is still unclear, 10 years after the country’s ...

Dutch Parliament recognizes Uyghur genocide, Campaign for Uyghurs praises move

London: Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU) on Saturday said it appreciated  the Dutch House of Representatives for recognizing the Chinese regime’s abuses against the Uyghur people as ...

Xinjiang-Hong Kong issue: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet accuses China of restricting civil rights

New York: United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said China is restricting the basic civil and political freedoms – including in Hong Kong – in the name of na ...

USA: Rights experts call for reforms to end police brutality, systemic racism

New York: Independent UN human rights experts appealed on Friday for the new United States Government to adopt wide ranging reforms to end police violence and address systemic racism and ...

Condemnation over new attack on Nigeria school, ‘more than 300’ girls missing

New York: An attack on a secondary school in northwest Nigeria on Friday in which several hundred girls are still missing, has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General, and UN ...

Relief programmes hit by ongoing crisis in Myanmar, UN humanitarian office says

New York: The political unrest in Myanmar has impacted the ability of humanitarians to respond to the needs of vulnerable communities, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the ...