US wants division of Lanka through rights resolution: Minister

Sri Lanka on Wednesday accused the US of trying to divide the country, as wished by the rebel Tamil Tigers, through its resolutions against it at the UN rights body.

UN rights body to hold session on Syrian massacre

The UN`s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on the deteriorating situation in Syria and last week`s massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers.

Activists allege execution-style killings in Syria

Syrian activists accused regime forces of carrying out execution-style killings and burning homes.

UN rights body demands Syria end violence

The UN`s top human rights body voted
overwhelmingly to demand that Syria end its bloody

UN rights body calls on China to release rights lawyer

Gao Zhisheng helped defend members of China`s Falun Gong spiritual group.

UN rights body rejects reports about `clean chit` to Sobhraj

The UN has dismissed reports it had given a clean chit to `bikini killer`.

UN rights body tells Israel to end Gaza blockade

Israel must lift its military blockade of the Gaza Strip and invite an independent, fact-finding mission to investigate its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a United Nations rights body said.