To renew relations with churches and religious organisations and to explore possibilities of joint promotion of peace and reconciliation in Ukraine, a staff delegation from the World Council of Churches has visited Kyiv.
The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria said yesterday (9 June 2015) that the time is not yet right for a resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, but that the intention is to begin an official third round “as soon as possible.
Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the UN food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country.
The World Council of Churches continues to reiterate complaints about the interrogation and treatment of its staff and professional colleagues at Ben Gurion International Airport on 29 April-2 May 2016
In a shocking attack on the right to freedom of expression Bahrain’s authorities yesterday upheld the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and increased his prison sentence from four to nine years for giving speeches in which he criticised the government, says Amnesty International.