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Disturbing reports continue to emerge about mass graves in Gaza in which Palestinian victims were reportedly found stripped naked with their hands tied, prompting renewed concerns about possible war crimes amid ongoing Israeli airstrikes, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday. more
Pakistan: UN experts express concern over lack of protection for minority girls from forced religious conversions, marriage

UN experts on Thursday expressed dismay at the continuing lack of protection for young women and girls belonging to minority communities in Pakistan.

Forty percent Pakistanis are currently living below the poverty line, says World Bank

World Bank has said 40 percent of Pakistanis are currently living below the poverty line in the financially-hit nation.

Hindu girl abducted in Pakistan, community members slam authority

The Hindu community and traders in Dera Murad Jamali in Pakistan recently protested to demand the immediate recovery of the abducted Hindu girl Priya Kumari.

Thailand's lower house passes bill to legalise same-sex marriage

Thailand’s House of Representatives, the lower house of the country, on Wednesday (March 27, 2024) voted to legitimise same-sex marriage.

UN says 758 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse registered last year

The UN received 758 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by staff last year, together with related personnel and partners, according to its latest report on the issue.

UN migration agency says 60 per cent of migrant deaths were linked to drowning in 2023

One in three migrant deaths happens while people flee conflict, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Tuesday. More than two in three migrants whose deaths have been documented remain uni ...

Human traffickers torture immigrants who attempted to reach Europe via Iran

Human traffickers and notorious smugglers are trying to cruelly treat immigrants who illegally attempt to reach Europe via Iran by holding them for ransom.

UN expert urges global action to halt ongoing Myanmar junta atrocities

The UN independent human rights expert on Myanmar called on the international community on Tuesday to take strong, coordinated action to protect civilians from ongoing atrocities committe ...

UN rights chief says rushing to adopt new security law in Hong Kong is a 'regressive step'

The accelerated adoption of a national security bill in Hong Kong represents “a regressive step” for human rights there, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tues ...