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New York: The resolution of a civil conflict fuelled-displacement crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, that at its height forced more than 300,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries and beyond, is “a welcome bright spot amid a rising global trend of forced displacement”, said the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Monday. more
Sexual violence in conflict ‘terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities’

New York: Sexual violence has become a brutal tactic of warfare and repression that “terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities,” the UN chief said on Fr ...

Veteran Chinese human rights lawyers to face trial soon

Beijing: Two Chinese human rights lawyers, who have been held for several years, might soon face trial, media reports said on Friday.

New UN guide aims to tackle growing problem of elder abuse

New York: Every year, one in six people aged 60 years and older experience some form of abuse – a trend that is expected to continue with rapid population ageing in many countries, ...

47 nations voice concern over Beijing's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Geneva: As many as 47 countries have voiced concern about China's Uyghur repression and Beijing's abuses in the country’s far-western Xinjiang region.

Rights groups condemn after Kuwaiti activist sentenced to five years in prison over 'insulting' tweets about Saudi Arabia

Kuwait (JEN): A Kuwaiti court has recently sentenced a local activist to five years in prison over "insulting" tweets about Saudi Arabia, which has been widely condemned by glob ...

Refugees at risk: UN uncovers human trafficking at camp in Malawi

New York: The widespread exploitation of men, women, and children at a refugee camp in Malawi has been uncovered by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Malawian P ...

UN human rights experts urge China to allow them ‘full access’

New York: Dozens of independent UN human rights experts on Friday urged the Chinese Government to “cooperate fully” with the UN human rights system over abuse allegations, and ...

Death sentence for Ukraine foreign fighters is a war crime: UN rights office

New Delhi: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday condemned the death sentence handed down to three foreign fighters in Ukraine by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People&rsqu ...

Ethiopian migrants head home on first ever return flight from Yemen's Ma'rib

New York: For the first time ever, 150 Ethiopian migrants are flying to Addis Ababa on a Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight from Yemen’s conflict-affected Ma’rib gover ...