World News

  • July 11, 2017

    The Saudi authorities have executed four men who were convicted in a secret ‘terrorism’ court – including at least one  man who was convicted on charges relating to protests. It marks the first execution coming from the terrorism court since a mass execution in January 2016, in which several protesters convicted at the court were killed.

  • July 11, 2017

    In the wake of official announcement of Mosul’s liberation from the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has called for a commitment to restoring the social and religious diversity of the city and region.

  • July 10, 2017

    The world is navigating away from fossil fuels and sailing towards a clean, sustainable energy future, despite Donald Trump’s attempts to sabotage global efforts to tackle climate change, said Christian Aid at the close of the G20 summit.

  • July 8, 2017

    Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York yesterday adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years.

  • July 7, 2017

    Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, has been detained less than a month after the Chair of the organisation, Taner Kiliç was also detained.

  • July 6, 2017

    As the big economies gather in Hamburg for the first G20 meeting since Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Christian Aid has called on leaders to show the US President that he has relegated himself to the side-lines of climate change negotiations.

  • July 6, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has reiterated the urgent appeal issued by its Executive Committee in June for “all states engaged in the perilously escalating military confrontation in the [Korean] region to refrain from further escalation and to pursue instead initiatives to reduce tensions and to create a window for new dialogue initiatives.”

  • July 5, 2017

    A summary of the independent audit into the secret loans to Mozambique has been released by US company Kroll. While information is still lacking in many areas, it offers a strong critique of the deals, providing further evidence of why the Mozambique people should not have to make one dollar of debt payments, says Jubilee Debt Campaign.

  • July 4, 2017

    Movements by sea from Libya to Europe, despite being the most dangerous route for reaching the continent, have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed.

  • July 3, 2017

    Kenyan authorities should urgently investigate allegations of threats and intimidation as the August elections approach, says Human Rights Watch.