The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, due to the country's ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities that “threaten international peace and security.”
Amidst the current tense situation in Burundi, representatives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) have embarked on a solidarity visit to Burundi from 1 to 4 March.
Condemning an apparent airstrike in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 32 civilians in a market northeast of Sana'a on 27 February the UN Secretary-General has called for a prompt and impartial investigation into the incident, which saw a death toll among the highest from a single bombing in recent months.
The entire male adult population of an Iranian village has been executed on drugs charges, an Iranian official has claimed, amid concerns over a United Nations programme that funds the country’s Anti-Narcotics Police.
Despite claims by the Pakistan Government that it is targeting terrorists with the death penalty, new research has shown that just one in ten of those executed since 2014 could either be linked to a proscribed terrorist organisation or were executed for offences which fit the definition of ‘terrorism’.
Yesterday (19 February) the last imprisoned member of the ‘Angola 3’, Albert Woodfox, was released after more than four decades in solitary confinement, on his 69th birthday in a move Amnesty International called "long overdue and undeniably just".