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With more than 745,000 Rohingya having fled violence in Myanmar to settle in Bangladesh, joining roughly 200,000 others already sheltering there, United Nations aid agencies and partners launched an appeal on Friday to help meet their “dire needs". more
‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

New York: A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urge ...

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

New York: African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press conference o ...

Scale of displacement across Myanmar ‘very difficult to gauge’, says UN refugee agency

New York: Concern over escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine states continues to grow, with civilians reportedly forced to flee both internally, and across the border in ...

Parliamentary bid to democratize Myanmar constitution a ‘positive development’ says UN rights expert

New York: A newly formed parliamentary committee to amend Myanmar’s problematic constitution was welcomed as a positive move on Thursday by Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rappo ...

Uyghur Turks: Turkey demands China to shut down camps

Ankara: The Turkey government on Sunday described Beijing's controversial mass "re-education" camps of Uyghur Turks in China's western region of Xinjiang as 'a great ...

Atheist Blogger detained in Islamic Egypt dreams of freedom

Cairo: A prominent Egyptian atheist blogger, Sherif Gaber, has appealed for funds from an undisclosed location over YouTube and social media to help him ‘escape Egypt' after eva ...

After getting acquitted by Pakistan court, Aasia Bibi heads to Canada

Islamabad/Ottawa: After getting acquitted by her country's top court over blasphemy, Pakistani Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, is heading to Canada to unite with her daughters, media rep ...

Pakistani Supreme Court to hear plea in Christian woman Aasia Bibi's blaspemy case next week

Islamabad: The Pakistani Supreme Court on Thursday fixed next Tuesday as the date for hearing a review petition over its decision to overturn Christian woman Aasia Bibi’s conviction ...

Protests spread as enforced disappearances rise in Pakistan's restive Balochistan

New York: Enforced disappearances of pro-freedom activists in Pakistan's restive Balochistan continued to rile the region seeking separation from the South Asian country the Baloch pe ...