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Sri Lanka parliament rejects UN war probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:42

Sri Lanka`s parliament Wednesday rejected a UN-mandated investigation into alleged war crimes while crushing separatist Tamil rebels five years ago.

Pak among countries calling for ban on Russia`s proposed `killer robots`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 13:49

Pakistan has called for a `pre-emptive` ban among other countries on Russia`s ballistic proposal of self-guided killer robots.

Sri Lanka refuses cooperation with UN-backed probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 21:08

Sri Lanka`s foreign minister today said that his country will not cooperate with the United Nations human rights chief when she begins an investigation into alleged crimes from the island nation`s civil war.

Deal for Syria rebels to withdraw from Homs bastion: NGO

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 17:25

Syria`s government and rebels have reached a deal under which opposition fighters holed up in besieged parts of Homs city will withdraw during a ceasefire, an NGO said on Friday.

Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 18:44

Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country`s civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body.

Chad says UN accusations over C. Africa killings `defamatory`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 13:17

Chad on Saturday dismissed as "defamatory and tendentious" UN accusations that its troops carried out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in the Central African Republic`s capital, killing at least 30 people.

UN renews war crimes investigation in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 23:10

UN`s top human rights body voted to renew war crimes investigation in Syria for another year, as diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations between the government and opposition remain deadlocked.

India must ask Sri Lanka to work with UN: HRW

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:23

Human Rights Watch has urged India to encourage Sri Lanka to cooperate after the UN voted to investigate allegations of war crimes in the island nation.

Elated by India`s response at UN, Sri Lanka releases fishermen

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:30

Elated after India`s abstention at the UN Human Rights Council vote on Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody for poaching.

China, Russia among 14 nations elected to UNHRC

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 00:40

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba won an election to the UN Human Rights Council amid protests by various rights groups.

UNHRC to hold urgent debate on Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 09:11

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate on Syria on Wednesday as requested by Turkey, Qatar and the US.

US stands ready to partner with Sri Lanka: Kerry

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 09:31

US Secretary of State John Kerry greeted the Sri Lankans on the occasion of their New Year.