World News

  • June 8, 2016

    A host of celebrities are supporting the campaign of Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, for the Bushmen in the 50th anniversary year of Botswana’s independence.

  • June 7, 2016

    Judges in Pakistan will tomorrow  consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.

  • June 6, 2016

    Nearly 30 young ecumenical leaders from 14 Asian countries have gathered at the Jakarta Theological Seminary in Indonesia for the third Youth in Asia Training Programme for Religious Amity (YATRA)

  • June 2, 2016

    Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the UN food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country.

  • June 1, 2016

    The World Council of Churches continues to reiterate complaints about the interrogation and treatment of its staff and professional colleagues at Ben Gurion International Airport on 29 April-2 May 2016

  • May 31, 2016

    In a shocking attack on the right to freedom of expression Bahrain’s authorities yesterday upheld the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh  Ali Salman and increased his prison sentence from four to nine years for giving speeches in which he criticised the government, says Amnesty International.

  • May 30, 2016

    A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries closed yesterday  in Antalya, Turkey, with a call for greater support to the world's most vulnerable nations, and the adoption of an outcome document paving the way for further concrete action and progress in the years to come.

  • May 27, 2016

    Christian Aid has welcomed the commitment by major aid donors and NGOs to ensure 25 per cent of humanitarian funding goes directly to local organisations on the front line of disaster relief.

  • May 27, 2016

    The Obama Administration has reversed its position on which countries will be included in its upcoming estimate of the civilian deaths caused by the US drone programme, according to a  report in the Washington Post.

  • May 26, 2016

    Acknowledging the sustained progress made on rebuilding Liberia after the 1999-2003 civil war, the United Nations Security Council has terminated an arms embargo against the country and dissolved the related mechanisms, namely the sanctions Committee and the expert panel.