World News

  • May 26, 2009

    At a time when the international community is re-kindling the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons, the North Korean nuclear test is a source of real concern, says World Council of Churches general secretary Rev Dr Samuel Kobia.

  • May 25, 2009

    Burma's ruling military dictatorship has "strongly rejected" a statement by the Association of Southeast Asian nations condemning the trial of imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, while global outrage builds.

  • May 24, 2009

    20,000 people who in Warri South and southwest area, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, are caught in cross fire between the Joint Task Force (JTF) and armed groups. Thousands have fled their communities and are unable to return to their homes.

  • May 23, 2009

    The lessons of a 16th century theologian born in France speak directly to a post-modern world hungry for peaceful and united communities according to the president of a global network of Protestant churches.

  • May 22, 2009

    Worldwide vigils have been held for Troy Davis, a death row prisoner in Georgia, USA, who is believed to be innocent, and is still trying to get a court to hear evidence collected since his original trial 18 years ago, which could prove his innocence.

  • May 22, 2009

    The Sri Lankan government says that more than 6,200 security personnel were killed and almost 30,000 wounded in the final three years of the war with the Tamil Tigers. Independent analysts say many thousands of Tamils have died as well.

  • May 22, 2009

    A Christian minister from the USA has travelled to Iraq as part of a small group visit to highlight the need for relationship-building as well as political action in addressing issues of peace and justice in the midst of conflict.

  • May 22, 2009

    Amnesty International's annual report for 2009, which will be launched on Thursday 28 May from London, will highlight, among other global concerns, continuing investigations into human rights abuses in the Russian Federation.

  • May 22, 2009

    Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights advocate based in Tehran, has been awarded the 2009 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders - a global award highlighting courageous and significant action for social justice.

  • May 22, 2009

    A leading US church agency has renewed its call for action on urgent health services for the 1.5 million people displaced by ongoing battles between the Pakistan military and Taliban insurgents in the country’s North West region.