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US to pull out of United Nations Human Rights Council: Source

US to pull out of United Nations Human Rights Council: Source

When the Human Rights Council was created in 2006, the then US president George W Bush's administration shunned the body. 

Jun 19, 2018, 23:09 PM IST
Pakistan has forced us to live in Stone Age-like conditions, allege Baloch leaders at UN

Pakistan has forced us to live in Stone Age-like conditions, allege Baloch leaders at UN

The members of the Baloch Republican Party (BPR) have raised the issue of human rights violations at the UNHCR.

Mar 15, 2018, 08:26 AM IST
Over 800,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh in most acute situation: UN

Over 800,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh in most acute situation: UN

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has told the UN Security Council that over 800,000 Myanmar Rohingya were probably in the "most acute" situation.

Nov 03, 2017, 07:26 AM IST
India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein had said on Tuesday had flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Sep 12, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

UK says hopes Suu Kyi can bring end to violence against Myanmar Muslims

In one of the deadliest bouts of violence in decades, about 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to UN refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope. 

Sep 03, 2017, 10:20 AM IST

Illegal immigrants will have to go: Rijiju on Rohingyas

Minister of State for Home Affairs on Monday said that people illegally staying in India will have to go.

Aug 28, 2017, 21:44 PM IST

African, EU leaders meet on migrant crisis

Some 125,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean by boat this year, according to UN figures, with the vast majority arriving in Italy before travelling on to other EU members. An estimated 2,400 have died en route.

Aug 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Hezbollah and Syrian army advance in border offensive: Reports

In 2014, Arsal was the scene of one of the most serious spillovers of the Syrian war into Lebanon when jihadists briefly overran the town.

Jul 22, 2017, 20:13 PM IST

Nearly half a million Syrians have returned home this year: UNHCR

Most returned to Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Damascus, it said, on the view that security had improved in parts of the country.

Jun 30, 2017, 15:56 PM IST
100,000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul

100,000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul

The Old City "is a very dense labyrinth, a maze of narrow alleyways where fighting will have to be done on foot, house by house," said Geddo.
 

Jun 16, 2017, 20:59 PM IST
USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

May 15, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
At UN, India says it's secular state with no state religion

At UN, India says it's secular state with no state religion

India on Friday said it is a secular state with no state religion and safeguarding the rights of minorities forms an essential core of its polity, as it came under criticism from Pakistan over treatment of minorities.

May 05, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

Syrian refugee regional plan remains 91% underfunded: UN

Two UN organisations on Tuesday warned of low funding for their ongoing support operations for Syrian refugees.

Apr 04, 2017, 18:41 PM IST

Over 5 million Syrians have fled homeland

More than five million people have fled Syria`s civil war to neighbouring countries, according to data from the UN refugee agency UNHCR and the government of Turkey.

Mar 31, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Number of Syrian refugees passes five million: United Nations

The tally of refugees who have fled the war in Syria now exceeds five million, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Mar 30, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

15,000 children flee Iraq's Mosul: United Nations

Some 15,000 children have fled Iraq`s Mosul city over the previous week where fighting between the security forces and the Islamic State (IS) terror group is intensifying, the UN Children`s Fund (Unicef) announced.

Mar 04, 2017, 10:49 AM IST

45,000 displaced by battles around Yemen's Mokha: United Nations

Fighting around Yemen`s port of Mokha has forced some 45,000 people from their homes, a UN official said Wednesday.

Mar 01, 2017, 20:54 PM IST

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: UN

The trial of a son of former Libyan leader ​Muammar Gaddafi fell short of international standards and the appeals court should review the sentence of death passed in absentia or order a re-trial, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Feb 21, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

UNHCR, UK appeal to support Lebanon in Syrian refugee crisis

British Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi called for urgent international support to Lebanon and Syrian refugees here.

Feb 05, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

UN urges US to continue `long tradition` of welcoming refugees

The United Nations on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to continue his country`s "long tradition" of welcoming refugees and ensure equal treatment for them all regardless of race, nationality or religion.

Jan 28, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

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