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Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world, the United Nations has warned. A statement by UNICEF and the World Health Organization says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded 200,000.
U.N. member India, which in 1950 had forlornly warned the United States that China would enter the Korean War that fall, wished for Communist China's formal acceptance into the United Nations. ... U.N. commander Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway's polyglot ...
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Thursday demanded that the UN Security Council take action against the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, which is operating in southern Lebanon in violation of Security Council resolutions ...
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) on Friday, condemned the destruction of the leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years the laying to ruins of the Grand al-Nuri mosque, demolished by retreating ...
"'Conflict parties' lack of respect for the fundamental tenets of international humanitarian law and the brutality and volatility of today's armed conflicts make it ...
Lebanese political science professor Ghassan Salame has been appointed UN envoy to war-torn Libya after an unusually delayed and fractious appointment process.
In May this year, UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard spoke before a Drug Policy forum at the University of The Philippines Diliman, and said that the global problem on narcotics requires effective approaches, scoring Mr. Duterte's bloody drug war ...
The United States is violating the UN Charter and the International Criminal Court by conducting a war of aggression against Syria, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, serves maize meal to refugees in the food distribution tent of the Imvepi reception center for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda, Thursday, June 22,... (AP Photo/Rodney Muhumuza) More ...
ARUA, Uganda - South Sudan's leaders must end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, the United Nations secretary-general said Thursday while visiting what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. "The ...
... dangerous for these brave aid workers to deliver humanitarian assistance and protection in complex emergencies," said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien, whose Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) co-produced the ...
GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the ...
The UN children's agency said it has documented a number of cases in which Islamic State fighters killed the children of families trying to escape from neighbourhoods controlled by the militants.
OTTO Warmbier, the American student who recently returned to the US after being imprisoned in North Korea, has died, prompting outrage and condemnation from Donald Trump and other leaders.
David Shearer, head of the 13,000-strong United Nations mission, welcomed signs that regional leaders were rejuvenating the peace process but said any initiative must include all factions, including that of former Vice President Riek Machar, and ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Monday reported an uptick in the number of people worldwide who fled their homes in early 2017 because of persecution or war. "The refugee crisis continues unabated behind the walls and barriers ...
North Korea has branded the US as a "felonious and lawless gangster state" after alleging American authorities "literally mugged" its diplomats at New York's JFK Airport.
North Korea's crackpot ruler Kim Jong-un is allegedly so gripped by fears he'll be assassinated he refuses to leave his luxury liar during the day.
The U.N. court said in a statement that Turkey's actions constituted a "further breach of Judge Akay's protected status," as U.N. judges have diplomatic immunity under international law. Following the guilty verdict, the Turkish court ordered his ...
Mr. Cappelaere said UNICEF, the United Nations children's agency, started paying the health workers about four weeks ago.
US-led air strikes against ISIS in Syria are causing "staggering" numbers of civilian deaths, a UN war crimes investigator has warned as the Raqqa offensive intensifies.
[JURIST] Both Israel and Palestine have failed to prosecute war crimes, according to a report [text, DOC] presented Monday to the human rights Council [official website].
14 June 2017 - As the outbreak of cholera in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming rate - with terrible impact on children - the United Nations children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for immediate support to enable the country's health workers respond ...
United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres says there is no military solution to the crisis in Afghanistan that is displacing record numbers of people as the United States mulls sending more troops to the war-torn country. Guterres made the ...
... international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a United Nations official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive.
The defendants, Jovica Stanisic, the former head of Serbia's state security, and Franko Simatovic, his deputy, were acquitted of similar charges in 2013 after a three-year trial at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. The acquittals ...
Kinshasa - The United Nations is calling for an international probe into the mass killings and possible war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central province of Kasai.
Serge Brammertz, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that war criminals are still being ...
... the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters killed more than 231 civilians, including women and children, attempting to flee western Mosul over the past two weeks, the United Nations human rights arm underscored that attacks on civilians could amount to war ...
In a speech televised on rebel television, Saleh al-Samad, the leader of a pro-rebel political council in Yemen's fractious war, said envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed was "not desirable" for resolving the country's conflict. Samad added that the United ...
5pm BST: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on China to do more on the issue of North Korea, which has stepped up its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of US pressure and UN resolutions. "China and other regional partners should also ...
The disabled and older people "find themselves at much greater risk of starvation or abuse," the Human Rights Watch report said, urging the United Nations and aid groups to do more to assist the vulnerable. As South Sudan's civil war moves well into ...
The head of the United Nations will name former German president Horst Koehler as his new envoy for Western Sahara, in charge of restarting talks between Morocco and the Polisario independence movement over the disputed territory.
North Korea's nuclear missile threat is 'clear & increasing', US defence secretary warns. NORTH Korea is ramping up its nuclear missile programme and the threat from Kim Jong-un is "clear and present", the US defence secretary has warned. By Fraser ...
As organizations working to protect the rights of children in armed conflict, we are dismayed by your reported decision to "freeze" any new additions of parties to conflict that commit grave violations of children's rights to the annexes to your 2017 ...
When war came to 15-year-old Rebecca Riak Chol's small town in rural South Sudan in early April, she and 27 other villagers fled into nearby marshlands to ...
A new report from UN humanitarian officials is warning that the humanitarian situation in Yemen is getting even worse, saying it is no longer correct to say that "crisis is coming," but time to recognize that the crisis in Yemen has already arrived ...
The Punjab government is all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations as part of its efforts to intensify its war against drugs. The decision was taken at a meeting between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and UNODC ...
Speaking at an address yesterday, North Korea in crisis at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, international security program director Dr Euan Graham said war on the Korean Peninsula was the last thing anyone wanted, but he warned Kim would not stop until he ...
The Assad regime is using civilian suffering in Syria as a "tactic of war," the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O'Brien said Tuesday.
The UN humanitarian chief is accusing Syria's government of increasingly using civilian suffering as 'a tactic of war'.
[JURIST] A new report [text, PDF] released Tuesday by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) [official website] claims that human rights violations within the Central African Republic (CAR)[BBC profile] may amount to war crimes.
The United Nations humanitarian chief has said Yemen is facing "total social, economic and institutional collapse".
North Korea claims it is on "the brink of war" after the US and South Korea flew fighter jets close to the hermit kingdom in retaliation for a ballistic missile test.
The head of the U.N.'s food and agriculture agency warned Tuesday May 30, 2017 that conflict in South Sudan could undermine hopes of avoiding a new famine next year.
The U.N. humanitarian chief accused the Syrian government on Tuesday of increasingly using civilian suffering as "a tactic of war," saying it denies aid to the needy and pushes people in besieged cities to choose between starvation and death or fleeing ...
Resurgent fighting between rival militia in the Central African Republic has displaced at least 88,000 people in the month of May alone, amid further deterioration of security conditions in the country, the UN Agency for refugees (UNHCR) has said.
It comes as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and has ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country.
Hawaii is drawing up plans to protect its population from a North Korean nuclear strike and its radiated aftermath. Officials have produced a doomsday survival ...
In an interview with Sputnik, Yemen's Deputy Information Minister Hashim Sharafaddin made a point of expressing his disappointment with the United Nations, which has repeatedly ignored the country's requests for humanitarian assistance amid starvation ...


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