World News

  • July 1, 2017

    A senior judge yesterday pronounced American democracy "broken" and Congressional oversight a "joke" in failing to check the US drone killing programme.

  • June 30, 2017

    Hong Kong’s political leaders must show they are prepared to resist pressure from President Xi Jinping to further erode human rights in the city,  says Amnesty International.

  • June 29, 2017

    A leader of a tribe in India, which made headlines around the world when it won a David and Goliath battle against a British mining corporation, has died in police custody – following a violent police campaign of harassment and intimidation against activists.

  • June 28, 2017

    Faith leaders and partners from organisations linked to faith bodies have gathered this week in Nairobi, mobilising to overcome hunger and sustain justice and peace in the troubled Horn of Africa.

  • June 28, 2017

    Amnesty International USA has filed a Freedom of Information request to find out how federal agencies will implement the travel ban.

  • June 27, 2017

    Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations has warned.

  • June 26, 2017

    China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, says Human Rights Watch.

  • June 23, 2017

    The newly-appointed Saudi Crown Prince has defended human rights abuses and presided over his country's intervention in Yemen as Defence Minister.

  • June 23, 2017

    At the Sami Church Days in Sweden, a festival held 14-16 June 2017, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, described how indigenous people lead the world in caring for creation.

  • June 22, 2017

    Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues,the  UN Secretary-General  has called on all conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.