World News

  • August 30, 2017

    The Syrian government and armed groups involved in the country's conflict must disclose the fate and whereabouts of tens of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared or abducted since the onset of the crisis, said Amnesty International on the International Day of the Disappeared.

  • August 29, 2017

    Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official has said, urging parties to the conflict to stop the violence and live up to their legal obligations to children.

  • August 29, 2017

    The World Economic Forum yesterday launched the third edition of the world’s most geographically diverse survey of millennials, the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017.

  • August 28, 2017

    US Cardinal says, "Marches by hate groups such as the KKK and Neo-Nazis are outrageous to the sensible mind and directly challenge the dignity of human life."

  • August 28, 2017

    In a speech at the Wittenberg Ecumenical Assembly on 25 August 2017, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, reviewed the work of the ecumenical movement in 2017, describing “an extraordinary ecumenical chance at this point in history.”

  • August 26, 2017

    The Cambodian government should end its escalating campaign of politically-motivated harassment, intimidation and legal action against the media, non-governmental groups, and human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • August 25, 2017

    Landmark talks between the Paraguayan government and a recently contacted tribe have yet to reach an agreement, allowing rampant deforestation to continue. Some members of the tribe are uncontacted, and live in a rapidly shrinking island of forest.

  • August 24, 2017

    Remembering the universal demand for freedom that led to the 1791 insurrection by slaves in what is now Haiti, the head of the United Nations cultural and educational agency yesterday marked the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its abolition by emphasising  the importance of teaching this history to young people.

  • August 23, 2017

    Amnesty International has welcomed the Indian Supreme Court's verdict yesterday that the practice of talaq-e-biddat (known as 'triple talaq') is unconstitutional.

  • August 23, 2017

    Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation, and Transparency International Kenya have condemned the intimidation and raids of civil society organisations in Kenya, including those fighting against corruption, and have called on the government to protect – not harass – organisations working to strengthen good governance in the country.