UN should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations: Rights groups

Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences.

Child trafficking on the rise: UN

One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of them subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, a UN report said Monday.

Afghan opium crop at fresh high as foreign troops withdraw

Afghanistan’s opium crop will hit a new high this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, presenting the new

437,000 murdered worldwide in 2012: UN agency

Almost half a million people across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, with the highest murder rates logged in the Americas and Africa, and the lowest in Europe, Asia and Oceania, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said.

Global N-terrorism drill begins in Moscow

Exercises in countering nuclear terrorism started here in the Russian capital Thursday that involved 58 countries as well as international observers, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said.

`Drug abuse kills 200,000 people a year`

The United Nations has said that drug abuse worldwide kills about 200,000 people a year.

`Drug abuse kills 200,000 people a year`

The United Nations has said that drug abuse worldwide kills about 200,000 people a year.

Corruption robs Afghans of a quarter of nation`s GDP

Afghans had to pay whopping USD 2.5 billion, a quarter of Afghanistan`s annual GDP, in bribes last year, making corruption their biggest worry than insurgency, a UN report has said.