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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. more
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 ...

Pakistan: Punjab Assembly resolution seeks most stringent anti-blasphemy laws, USCIRF condemns

Washington:  The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Friday condemned the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly in Pakistan which asked the fed ...

UNICEF chief hopes 2020 will be 'a year of peace' for Syria’s children

New York : Only an end to the war in Syria can bring safety to children there, the head of the UN child rights agency said on Thursday.

Hong Kong protesters vandalize HSBC offices across city

Moscow/Sputnik: Hong Kong protesters vented their anger at the HSBC banking group on Wednesday as they vandalized its headquarters, offices and cash machines across the city in a new wave ...