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The UN child rights committee on Friday commended Switzerland for swiftly granting asylum to four Kurdish children and their mother, who faced deportation after fleeing Syria, adding that it showed how controversial decisions could be effectively appealed. more
Hazara Committee in UK releases report on situation of members in Pakistan

Islamabad: The Hazara community in the UK has recently released a report which revealed the atrocities faced by the community members in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Police stage demonstration against rising terrorism in KP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Wednesday protested  against the rising terrorism in the province, media reports said.

Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

New York: The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, while urging the authorities to ensure counter- ...

Iraq must seize ‘brief window of opportunity’ to turn tide of instability

New York: Iraq’s political class must urgently seize the current brief window of opportunity to break chronic cycles of instability, the UN Special Representative told the Security ...

UN experts laud International Olympic Committee for considering admission of Russian, Belarusian athletes

New York: Two UN experts commended the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday for considering the admission of athletes from the Russian Federation and Belarus in sports compe ...

Resolution of ‘racism’ complaint brought by Qatar against UAE and Saudi Arabia

New York: A UN body investigating discrimination complaints lodged by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia concluded its work following the resolution of these di ...

Spain: Rights experts call for probe into claim Catalan leaders were spied on

New York: Three independent UN-appointed human rights experts on Thursday demanded that the Spanish Government thoroughly investigate an alleged spying operation against leaders and activ ...

Pope Francis in DR Congo: WFP highlights Africa’s biggest hunger crisis

New York: As crowds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thronged on Thursday to hear Pope Francis’s message of hope and solidarity on day three of his official visit to Ce ...

Saudi Arabia a strategic partner in UN support for Palestine refugees, amid concern over escalating violence

New York: Youth empowerment and employment figured heavily in discussions between Saudi officials and the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), held in th ...