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New York: The full realization of human rights for all is a “work in progress”, and the world must now adapt and update its thinking to respond to current “dramatic rollbacks”, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday, marking the 30th anniversary of both his office and the global agreement that created it. more
315,000 grave violations against children in conflict over 18 years: UNICEF

New York: A staggering 315,000 grave violations against children in conflict took place between 2005 and 2022, said UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Monday, describing it as a “st ...

The Hui Muslim protests and China’s handling of ethnic minorities

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has several significant social and economic fault-lines, one of which is its handling of its ethnic minorities.

Kabul residents complain about Taliban govt's slow passport distribution process

Several Kabul residents have complained that the pass distribution system in the country is very slow.

Pakistan, Afghanistan among global hunger hotspots: UN report

New York: Acute food insecurity is set to potentially increase in magnitude and severity in 18 hunger “Hotspots” comprising a total of 22 countries, which include Afghanistan ...

Greek police say rescued over 90 illegal migrants from islet on river Evros

Athens: The Greek police said on Monday it had rescued 91 illegal migrants, including 32 men, 25 women and 34 children, as part of a salvage operation on an islet in the Evros River on th ...

Afghanistan: Primary school students poisoned

Sari Pul, Afghanistan: Scores of students of a primary girl school were poisoned in Sancharak district of Afghanistan's northern Sari Pul province on Sunday, provincial director for I ...

Tiananmen Square massacre: 16 people detained in Hong Kong on 34th anniversary

Police in Hong Kong on Sunday detained 16  pro-democracy activists on the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, media reports said.

UN agency for Palestine refugees on verge of financial collapse

The United Nations on Friday appealed for sustainable funding for its agency that supports Palestine refugees, UNRWA, which is on the brink of financial collapse.

Sudan: Crisis fuels ‘desperate’ situation for civilians, as Security Council demands unhindered humanitarian access

New York: As the crisis in Sudan enters its second month, UN agencies and partners warned on Friday that the conflict between rival military groups since mid-April is fuelling an increasi ...