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New York : Feeding an entrenched cycle of violence and reprisal, 580 civilians have been killed in Mali so far this year, as worsening security conditions and widespread impunity undermine efforts to protect people caught in intercommunal fighting, the UN Human Rights chief said on Friday. more
Syrians ‘face unprecedented hunger amid impending COVID crisis’

New York : Syrian communities devastated by years of civil war now face an “unprecedented” hunger crisis, just as urgent action is needed to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, U ...

Speak out against torture, an ‘abhorrent denial of human dignity’, urges UN chief

New York: Torture is an “egregious abuse of human rights”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, the International Day in Support of the Victims of Tort ...

Speak out against torture, an ‘abhorrent denial of human dignity’, urges UN chief

New York : Torture is an “egregious abuse of human rights”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, the International Day in Support of the Victims of Tor ...

COVID-19’s far reaching impact on global drug abuse

New York : More than 35 million people around the world now suffer from drug addiction, according to the latest annual report on the scourge, from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ...

Female minor student protester accuses Hong Kong Police officer of sexual assault

Hong Kong: A minor girl in Hong Kong has claimed that one police officer sexually assaulted her during her arrest at a protest in the city last September, media reports said.

Police arrest students who protest to demand for internet to attend online classes in Balochistan

Quetta: Police on Wednesday arrested  over two dozen students in Quetta as they protested from Quetta Press Club to Balochistan Assembly to demand for access to the internet to atten ...

Two journalists tortured for reporting on a coronavirus quarantine centre in Pakistan, probe ordered

Islamabad: Authorities in Pakistan have launched an investigation into the torture of two journalists in Chaman region of the country.

Human rights experts discuss plights of minorities in Pakistan

Washington: Human rights experts recently discussed the condition of minorities in Pakistan and expressed their hardships and sufferings in the south Asian nation at a time when the world ...

Universal, inclusive education ‘non-negotiable’

New York : Inclusive education should be a “non-negotiable” right for all children, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a new ...