World News

  • December 1, 2016

    Religious leaders are getting tested for HIV in hopes of inspiring others across the world to seek testing, too. Increasing the number of people receiving HIV testing is vitally important in the effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

  • December 1, 2016

    The director of the CIA, John Brennan, has warned President-elect Donald Trump against resuming the use of torture.

  • November 30, 2016

    The world's most popular household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by appalling human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, Amnesty International said in a new report published today (30 November 2016 ).

  • November 29, 2016

    As the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year to nearly 500,000 amid escalating violence across Syria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called forthe  lifting of sieges and allowing of immediate humanitarian access.

  • November 28, 2016

    While meeting in Nanjing and Shanghai, China, from 17-23 November 2016 , the World Council of Churches executive committee issued a Statement on Climate Justice that reiterates the urgent concerns of churches in relation to climate change, and calls on all states to fulfill the commitments of the Paris Agreement.

  • November 25, 2016

    The people suffering the most in the battle for Mosul in Iraq are the poorest, Christian Aid is warning.

  • November 24, 2016

    Calculations by the Jubilee Debt Campaign have shown that the future borrowing costs of African governments rose across the board in the week, following Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election.

  • November 23, 2016

    An executive decree issued yesterday by the Turkish authorities has ordered the permanent closure of 375 non-governmental organisations under state of emergency powers.

  • November 22, 2016

    The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior UN officials said yesterday (21 , lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action and more funding to end the pandemic of such violence now, once and for all.

  • November 21, 2016

    Punjab’s top law officer has told Pakistan’s Supreme Court that the state had made failings in the case of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic man who faces hanging. Pakistan has signed international treaties banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.