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Israel keeps Gaza residents ‘caged in a toxic slum:’ UN

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein - UN human rights chief

GENEVA: Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. Opening a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that could set up a commission ...

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India leads global decline in child marriages: UN

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An underaged bride, right, stands with family members during her marriage at a Hindu temple near Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh state, India.. A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children’s agency said Tuesday. (AP/Prakash Hatvalne) NEW DELHI: A ...

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US threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

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UN: The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover ...

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UN Security Council votes for Syria ceasefire

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The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Sunday (AEDT) in favour of a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, after days of bombardment by the Syrian government on a Damascus suburb left hundreds of civilians dead. The resolution called for all parties to “cease hostilities without delay” across the country to enable ...

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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

Nepal ban on women migrants

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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Angelina Jolie urges NATO to Focus with sexual violence in war

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BRUSSELS: UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie called on NATO to help stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as the Hollywood star broadened her international efforts to protect women’s rights. Jolie, who earlier this week visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, made her ...

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100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rain UN

GENEVA: More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a United Nations (UN) humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, after 688,000 fled ...

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Pakistan, US spar over drone strike

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States made conflicting claims on this week’s drone attack in Kurram Agency by the US forces based in Afghanistan as the two sides struggle to build trust. Addressing a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan sticks to its ...

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UN calls on Myanmar for access to Rohingya camps

UN calls on Myanmar for access to Rohingya camps

MAUNGDAW: The United Nations on Wednesday called on Myanmar to give aid agencies unhindered access to camps it has built for tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees before they can return after fleeing Myanmar military operations last year. An international delegation advising Myanmar toured the Taung Pyo Letwe refugee camp outside ...

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World food prices up 8.2pc in 2017: UN

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PARIS: Global food prices rose by 8.2 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN’s food agency said on Friday. The Food and Agriculture Organization said that its FAO Food Price Index averaged 174.6 points in 2017, the highest annual average since 2014. In December alone, however, the index – ...

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