World News

  • January 18, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the launch of a new report on finding solutions to the growing gap between the increasing numbers of people in need of assistance and sufficient resources to provide relief.

  • January 15, 2016

    Experts have revealed that an HIV “epidemic” is decimating the Warao tribe in Venezuela.

  • January 14, 2016

    The arrest of Samar Badawi, a prominent human rights defender and sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi, is the latest example of Saudi Arabia’s utter contempt for its human rights obligations, says Amnesty International.

  • January 13, 2016

    United Nations officials have given on-site accounts of the “horrible and terrible” situation in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.

  • January 12, 2016

    A humanitarian convoy has finally reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya with life-saving health and food supplies from the United Nations and its partners for the 42,000 desperate residents after reports of people starving to death under encirclement by pro-Government forces.

  • January 11, 2016

    Following the recent nuclear test conducted by North Korea, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling on all parties involved in the current situation on the Korean peninsula to invest in initiatives to reduce tensions and  for peaceful co-existence on the Korean peninsula.

  • January 8, 2016

    Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince has used his first major interview since taking office to defend the country’s recent mass execution, claiming that human rights are ‘important’ to his government.

  • January 7, 2016

    The United Nations thas deplored the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling it “deeply troubling” and the UN Security Council vowing to immediately begin considering the “significant measures” it had vowed to take in the event of another nuclear test by the country.

  • January 6, 2016

    Civilians are suffering a “terrible toll” in the fighting which is tearing Yemen apart, with casualties now topping 8,100, with nearly 2,800 fatalities, amid Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, shelling by Houthi groups and other clashes, the United Nations reported yesterday.

  • January 5, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has phoned the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran to urge both countries to avoid actions that could further exacerbate tensions after the recent Saudi executions, the attack on the Saudi embassy in Iran, and the rupture in diplomatic ties.