UN sees signs of North Korea softening in human rights dialogue

North Korea is showing signs of a willingness to discuss the human rights situation in the country, possibly as a result of pressure created by a U.N. inquiry that accused Pyongyang of crimes against humanity, a U.N. investigator said on Tuesday.

Iran slams UN report on its human rights situation as ‘politically motivated’

Ahmed Shaheed said in a report that the Islamic republic has repeatedly limited freedom of media and right activists inside the country, detained a number of them and mistreated them.

`Afghan rights situation still critical 10 years`

Infant and maternal mortality remain among the world`s highest, the report said.