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Islamabad: Amid reports of atrocities faced by the minority communities in the South Asian country, another Hindu girl has been allegedly kidnapped and then converted to Islam forcibly in Pakistan. A video of the girl, converted to Islam and sitting beside the Muslim man who allegedly married her, has surfaced online.  more
Civil war in Yemen made over 3 million people homeless: ICRC

New York: The International Committee of the Red Cross on Sunday said over three million people, the majority of which are women and children, have been made homeless as a result of ongoi ...

Tackling femicide in Argentina: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

New York : Tackling violence against women is crucial to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In January, the United Nations launched a Decade of Action to support meeting ...

UN peacekeepers protecting hundreds displaced by Central African Republic fighting

New York: Fresh clashes in the Central African Republic’s southeast have driven some 400 people to seek shelter at a UN base there, the United Nations Spokesperson said on Wednesday ...

Chinese government poses global threat to human rights: Human Rights Watch

New York: The Chinese government is carrying out an intense attack on the global system for defending human rights, Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, said on Wednesd ...

Crackdown on expression grows in Pakistan: HRW

New York: Pakistan’s government intensified its clampdown on the media, political opposition, and nongovernmental organizations in 2019, Human Rights Watch said today in its World R ...

Killings and violence targeting ethnic group in DR Congo ‘may amount to crimes against humanity’

New York : The targeting of the Hema community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with violence, including killings and rape, may amount to crimes against humanity, said the UN ...

Sikh youth murdered in Pakistan amid reports of violence against minorities

Peshawar/JEN: Days after a mob attacked the iconic Sikh shrine Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province, a youth from the same minority community was killed in the country ...

Nearly 300,000 Syrians displaced from Idlib since mid-December, Security Council hears

New York : Amidst concern for the safety and protection of more than three million civilians in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave, the UN’s most senior humanitarian and politica ...

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father

New York : The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his father during an emotional reuni ...