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The US and the UK have condemned Hong Kong authorities for putting a bounty on several self-exiled activists. more
Abolish coercive boarding schools in Tibet: European Parliament tells China

The European Parliament has urged China to abolish coercive boarding school system that has isolated more than  1 million Tibetan children from their families, language and culture, ...

Gaza flooding latest disaster to hit desperate Palestinians

Heavy rains created new misery in Gaza as UN humanitarians repeated deep concerns on Thursday over the deteriorating health situation in the Strip, amid ongoing Israeli bombardment and fi ...

Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but ...

UN launches $46 billion appeal to respond to worsening crises in 2024

As conflicts, climate emergencies and collapsing economies continue to wreak havoc on communities worldwide, the UN on Monday issued an appeal for $46.4 billion for 2024 to help 181 milli ...

Think-tank report claims Britain is slipping back to social divide of Victorian era

The UK is in danger of sliding back into the “Two Nations” of the Victorian era marked by a widening gulf between mainstream society and a depressed and poverty-stricken under ...

UN says nearly a million children displaced in Gaza

UN humanitarians in war-ravaged Gaza are “hanging on by our fingertips” with civil society on the brink of full-blown collapse, they warned on Saturday.

UN report claims homicide a bigger killer than armed conflict and terrorism combined

More people were killed due to homicide than armed conflict and terrorism combined in 2021, with an average of 52 lives lost per hour worldwide, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) s ...

Of human bondage: An Atlanta museum reminds the Black Americans' tortuous journey to equality

At the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, a museum dedicated to the American civil rights movement, the legacy of slain Nobel Peace laureate Martin Luther King comes a ...

Israel government revokes UN humanitarian official's visa

The Israeli government on Wednesday cancelled the visa for UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the Palestinian territories Lynn Hastings after she refused to speak against Hamas.