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New York: The growing number of international migrants has now reached 272 million, outpacing the growth rate of the world’s population, according to new data from the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), released on Tuesday. more
Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council

New York: Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remov ...

Hindu minorities under attack in Pakistan as blasphemy charge triggers violence

Ghotki, Pakistan: In what might emerge as another incident of targeting minorities in Pakistan, a mob vandalised a school, three temples and several houses belonging to the Hindu communit ...

Hong Kong city witnesses another weeked of protests

Hong Kong City: Hong Kong Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who were agitating in Hong Kong city on Sunday.

‘Reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious sites, says Guterres, launching new plan to ‘counter hate and violence’

New York, Spet 13 (JEN): Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alli ...

UN report on Syria conflict highlights inhumane detention of women and children

New York: As the people of north-west Syria face intensifying violence, tens of thousands of women and children continue to be kept in “inhumane conditions” in a remote camp o ...

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators sing and boo Chinese anthem

Beijing/Hong Kong City: Taking their protests to the sporting arena, Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday booed the Chinese national anthem before the start of a game.

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears

New York,Sept 11 (JEN): Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assis ...

More funds needed to counter ‘persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems’ in Ethiopia

New York, Sept 11(JEN): Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more internatio ...

Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’

New York, Sept 10(JEN): Incidents of modern-day slavery are “only likely to increase” as a result of some of biggest challenges facing the world today, a UN expert outlined in ...