World News

  • February 24, 2017

    A consultation of church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February 2017 “The peace message must be delivered to all the stakeholders, including the opposition", urged Adama Dieng, United Nations special adviser on the prevention of genocide, during the opening remarks.

  • February 23, 2017

    .Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world yesterday.

  • February 22, 2017

    The international community must do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, Christian Aid has warned following the declaration of famine in parts of the country.

  • February 21, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • February 20, 2017

    A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious 'shoot-on-sight' policy.

  • February 17, 2017

    Extremism, bloodshed and displacement continue to plague the Middle East, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council yesterday, warning that these phenomena are feeding intolerance, violence, and religious radicalism far beyond the region.

  • February 16, 2017

    The authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International has urged, as mass protests took place to mark the sixth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising.

  • February 15, 2017

    Is religion discriminatory? Does discrimination exist within and by different religions? World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit explored these questions with fellow panelists during a conference at a cultural centre in Trondheim, Norway on 14 February 2017

  • February 14, 2017

    An indigenous leader has been shot dead in Colombia. Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela was a leader of the Wiwa tribe and a campaigner for both indigenous and women’s rights.

  • February 13, 2017

    The government of Yemen has reportedly refused permission for the United States to carry out any further ground operations on its soil, after a US raid on a village saw several civilians killed, including children.