World News

  • 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.

  • February 10, 2017

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has voiced concern about an escalation in the fighting between Government and opposition forces in the west bank of the River Nile in the African country's north.

  • February 9, 2017

    The Church of South India (CSI), Green Anglicans and other groups are sharing creative ways to observe a 'carbon fast' during the Lenten season.

  • February 8, 2017

    Tribal villagers have made a desperate plea to be allowed to stay on their ancestral land in central India – a region which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book – in the face of threats from the local forest department to illegally evict them.

  • February 7, 2017

    A new Amnesty International report published today has exposed the "cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners" in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, sometimes twice a week.

  • February 6, 2017

    An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and to repair essential services, the United Nations human rights office said, following another night of shelling in the east of the country.

  • February 3, 2017

    An attack on a village in Yemen ordered by President Trump caused the death of a newborn baby, alongside as many as 23 civilians, the human rights organisation Reprieve has discovered.

  • February 3, 2017

    The Iranian authorities must immediately stop the execution of a man arrested for a crime committed when he was 17 years old, said Amnesty International, ahead of his scheduled execution on 11 February 2017.

  • February 2, 2017

    Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, “should be removed sooner rather than later.”

  • February 1, 2017

    Matsés Indians from the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon have denounced the threat of oil exploration on their ancestral land, which is home to uncontacted tribes.