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Iraqi forces reclaim key town in Mosul from Islamic State

Aug 26, 2016

Iraqi forces reclaim key town in Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi forces on Thursday pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold of Mosul. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Iraq #Mosul #islamic-state #Qayyarah
Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri lanka, says UN Committee post review

Aug 25, 2016

Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri lanka, says UN Committee post review

Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka, a UN committee stated recently, and questioned the island-country over its treatment of Indian Tamils. #United Nations #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #UN #racial discrimination #Prevention of Terrorism Act #CERD
UN report confirms Syria launched chemical attacks, IS used mustard gas as weapon

Aug 25, 2016

UN report confirms Syria launched chemical attacks, IS used mustard gas as weapon

The Assad regime has repeatedly denied that it has used chemical weapons in Syria, but the report said that in the three cases it had "sufficient information to reach a conclusion on the actors involved." #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Aleppo #Chemical weapons #islamic-state #chemical attacks on Syria
Terrorism is Pakistan's main challenge, says UN committee

Aug 24, 2016

Terrorism is Pakistan's main challenge, says UN committee

The Pakistan government has taken a number of steps to ensure the protection of human rights in Balochistan, stated Pakistan in a report to UN. #United Nations #Pakistan #ConnectTheDots #UN #Balochistan #Human Rights #blasphemy law #Radicalisation #CERD
UN official condemns the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, calls on US and Russia for a ceasefire deal

Aug 23, 2016

UN official condemns the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, calls on US and Russia for a ceasefire deal

The UN's top aid official voiced anger on Monday at world powers' inability to agree on a truce to allow aid into Aleppo, warning of an "unparalleled" humanitarian catastrophe in the battleground Syrian city. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Security Council #Aleppo #United States of America #Stephen O'Brien
Kashmir unrest: India must respect UN resolutions, shun violence to find solution, says Syed Geelani

Aug 22, 2016

Kashmir unrest: India must respect UN resolutions, shun violence to find solution, says Syed Geelani

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for a lasting solution to Kashmir problem, hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said it lies in India adhering to the United Nations resolution. #United Nations #Jammu and Kashmir #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Syed Ali Shah Geelani #Hurriyat Conference
Almost 1,800 people die in Philippines' war on illicit drugs, confirms police

Aug 22, 2016

Almost 1,800 people die in Philippines' war on illicit drugs, confirms police

At least 1,779 persons have been killed in the Philippines' war on illicit drugs since 1 July this year, authorities said on Monday. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Philippines police #Rodrigo Duterte #Philippines war on drugs #illicit drugs war #vigilante drug killings
Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN over criticism of his war on drugs

Aug 21, 2016

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN over criticism of his war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his war on crime. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Philippines #Pope Francis #Rodrigo Duterte #UN climate change pact #Manila drug trafficking