World News

  • January 19, 2017

    A Yemeni man was among ten prisoners released on 16 January 2016 from Guantánamo Bay to Oman, the US Department of Defense has confirmed.

  • January 18, 2017

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated worldwide from 18-25 January, will be hosted this year by the Council of Christian Churches in Germany. As 2017 marks the commemoration of the Reformation, the week of prayer will reflect on the legacy of the Reformation and the current spirit of reconciliation in Christ.

  • January 17, 2017

    Children face the ongoing violations of their rights worldwide, including poverty, violence and discrimination against them, a senior United Nations human rights official has told the body that monitors implementation of a global treaty on the matter.

  • January 16, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded  to the execution yesterday of three men accused of killing three police officers in Bahrain.

  • January 15, 2017

     The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world, Human Rights Watch said  in launching its World Report 2017

  • January 13, 2017

    Refugees in Serbia are experiencing life-threatening conditions as temperatures in the south of the country have plummeted to -30?C

  • January 12, 2017

    On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the first detainees arriving at the detention facility at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Amnesty International warned that the fate of the remaining detainees must not be left in the hands of the incoming president, Donald Trump.

  • January 11, 2017

    Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable development.

  • January 10, 2017

    The international human rights organisation Reprieve, which represents detainees at Guantanamo Bay, has urged President Obama to take steps to close the prison ahead of the 15th anniversary of its opening on 11 January 2017.

  • January 9, 2017

    Repeated and new forms of violence in Middle East, notably in Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad, is strongly condemned, and calls for more prayer and strengthened peace efforts to halt extremists seeking to divide humanity, says the World Council of Churches’  General Secretary.