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New York: COVID-19 fears have prompted fresh displacement in war-torn Yemen, and forced many of those on the move to sell what little they have to survive, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. more
WHO concerned about COVID-19 impact on indigenous people in the Americas

New York:With the Americas still the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on the region’s indigenous people is of deep concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on ...

New social contract needed to combat ‘inequality pandemic’: Guterres

New York: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to rage around the world, the UN chief urged everyone on Monday to take up a new social contract to combat the “inequality pandemic&r ...

Chinese companies forcing Uyghur population to produce face masks

An investigation conducted by an American newspaper has unveiled that Chinese companies are using Uyghur Muslims to produce protective gears needed to fight COVID-19 which include masks. ...

India-based think-tank moves US and UN on plight of Ahmadiyyas in Pakistan

New Delhi: India-based think-tank Usanas Foundation has approached the key decision makers in the UN and USA who deal with human rights and religious freedom to highlight the plight of Ah ...

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela day message

New York: Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a har ...

Establish inquiry commission to investigate human rights violations in PoK: Activist tells UNHRC

Geneva: Activist Sajjad Raja has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to create a Commission of Inquiry to probe the human rights violations in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir ...

Pakistan court directs that forcefully converted Hindu girl can go home after paying Rs 2 lakh surety

Islamabad: A minor Hindu girl, who was allegedly forced to marry a Msulim man in Pakistan, has finally got some relief after a country's court order that she could return to her famil ...

Chinese authorities forcefully relocated over 50 Tibetans, claims Tibet Watch report

Beijing: Chinese authorities forcefully relocated around 59 Tibetans from 13 different households in eastern Tibet on June 24, Free Tibet’s research partner, Tibet Watch has said.

UN independent expert welcomes UK court decision to allow Shamima Begum to fight for citizenship

New York: Radicalized on British soil as a London schoolgirl, an independent UN expert welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling in the United Kingdom on Thursday, to allow 20-year-old Shamima Be ...