World News

  • 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.

  • January 4, 2016

    Top United Nations officials have expressed deep dismay and regret over yesterday's executions by Saudi Arabia of 47 people, including the cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, and called on the country's authorities to commute all death sentences.

  • January 3, 2016

    The Saudi Arabian authorities have demonstrated their utter disregard for human rights and life by executing 47 people in a single day, says Amnesty International.

  • December 30, 2015

    Extreme tornadoes in the United States, abnormal snowfalls in Mexico, and heavy flooding in South America and the UK show that governments must take more preventive action to reduce human and economic losses from weather-related disasters, a senior United Nations official has warned.

  • December 29, 2015

    The nomadic reindeer-herding Dukha tribe of northern Mongolia are struggling to feed their families after being banned from hunting in the name of 'conservation.'

  • December 28, 2015

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has set 25 January 2016 as the target date to begin talks between the parties aimed at ending the five-year-old conflict, his spokesperson has announced .