World News

  • August 23, 2017

    Amnesty International has welcomed the Indian Supreme Court's verdict yesterday that the practice of talaq-e-biddat (known as 'triple talaq') is unconstitutional.

  • August 23, 2017

    Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation, and Transparency International Kenya have condemned the intimidation and raids of civil society organisations in Kenya, including those fighting against corruption, and have called on the government to protect – not harass – organisations working to strengthen good governance in the country.

  • August 22, 2017

    Christian Aid has welcomed Pope Francis’ call for more to be done for the massive numbers of people who have been forced to leave their homes due to persecution, violence, natural disasters and the scourge of poverty.

  • August 21, 2017

    Following the attack in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain on 17 August 2017, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has called for an end to attacks on innocent people and a unified voice of justice and peace across the world.

  • August 20, 2017

    President Duterte has instructed the police to shoot human rights activists who 'obstruct justice' in his violent 'war on drugs'.

  • August 19, 2017

    Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials emphasised at a special event yesterday marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people today living in war zones.

  • August 18, 2017

    A student from Dublin has entered his fifth year of detention in Egypt. Ibrahim Halawa, who was a juvenile when he was arrested, faces the death penalty.

  • August 18, 2017

    Christian Aid has launched a public appeal for emergency funds to support its relief operation for families devastated by the flooding and mudslide disaster in Sierra Leone.

  • August 17, 2017

    The Bushmen of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve have written a moving appeal to the Dalai Lama, who is scheduled to visit Botswana this month, criticising their country’s government for its brutal policies and urging him to speak out.

  • August 16, 2017

    On Saturday, 12 August 2917 in Charlottesville, Virginia, one woman died and 19 others were injured when a man who, after rallying with white supremacist groups, rammed his car into a crowd. Earlier in the day, two law enforcement officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed as they patrolled the gathering crowds.