Nearly 8,000 killed since start of Ukraine conflict: UN

 Nearly 8,000 people -- including civilians, soldiers and militia members -- have been killed since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) said Tuesday. 

1984 riots: Sikhs protest outside United Nations headquarters

Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside the United Nations headquarters here demanding justice in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case even as a report on the killings and human rights abuses against the community was presented to the world body.

UN body`s report on Ukraine biased: Russia

Russia Tuesday said the latest report on Ukraine released by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is "biased and even hypocritical".

Maldives should repeal new regulation on death penalty: UN

The UN has voiced deep concern over a new regulation in the Maldives that effectively overturns a 60-year moratorium on the use of capital punishment in the country and allows for children as young as seven to be sentenced to death for certain crimes.

UN concern over Nepal war crimes suspect in govt

The OHCHR also criticised the Maoists for seeking clemency for lawmaker Bal Krishna Dhungel, convicted in murder case.

OHCHR, envoys for probe into forced disappearances in Nepal

The UN rights watchdog and top envoys in Nepal have flayed the government for failing to probe "forced disappearances" in the country during the decade-long Maoists`-led civil war, which ended in November 2006.