World News

  • November 22, 2016

    The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior UN officials said yesterday (21 , lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action and more funding to end the pandemic of such violence now, once and for all.

  • November 21, 2016

    Punjab’s top law officer has told Pakistan’s Supreme Court that the state had made failings in the case of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic man who faces hanging. Pakistan has signed international treaties banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.

  • November 19, 2016

    Fears are growing for the physical and mental health of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British charity worker jailed in Iran after being sentenced  to five years in prison following an unfair trial on unspecified 'national security charges' earlier this year.

  • November 18, 2016

    More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia's draconian 'foreign agents' law, said Amnesty International in a new report today

  • November 17, 2016

    The Bolivian state oil company YPFB has denied reports that workers prospecting near the Peruvian border have had several encounters with a group of uncontacted Indians. The company had sub-contracted the exploration work to BGP Bolivia, a subsidiary of a Chinese oil corporation.

  • November 17, 2016

    A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.

  • November 16, 2016

    A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy with emergency supplies for 15,000 children was the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday (15 November 2016) while the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) continues tracking displaced population movement and constructing emergency sites.

  • November 15, 2016

    The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has opened the door for the European Union to reassure the world that that the global low carbon transition is unstoppable, says Christian Aid.

  • November 14, 2016

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court will rehear the death penalty case of a severely mentally ill man today.

  • November 11, 2016

    As nations meet in Marrakesh, Morocco to plot the global response to climate change, more than 120 organisations, including faith groups, southern movements and anti-poverty charities, have called for an end for all forms of public support for coal expansion and the world’s wealthiest economies to renounce coal totally.