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Mar 15, 2019
China rejects criticism of mass detainment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang at UN, says it set up 'campuses'China on Friday flatly rejected criticism of mass detainment of Muslim minorities in its restive Xinjiang region.
Mar 06, 2019
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly MuslimsBachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that minorities, in particular Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and Adivasis were being targeted.
Jan 29, 2019
30,000 fled Nigerian town to Cameroon in two days as 'preemptive measure' amid Boko Haram threat: United NationsRann, near the border with Cameroon in northern Borno state, already saw an exodus of some 9,000 people earlier this month after a Boko Haram attack on 14 January left 14 people dead
Jan 16, 2019
One third of UN staff reported sexual harassment at world body in last two years, finds survey; Guterres says 'change needed'One in three respondents at the United Nations, or 33 percent, reported at least one instance of sexual harassment in the past two years, but that figure climbed to 38.7 percent for those who reported some form of sexual harassment during their time at the United Nations.
Dec 12, 2018
Who goes to attend a meeting with ‘300 bags’, huge cargo? Enforcement Directorate asks Vijay Mallya's lawyerDespite issuance of summonses and three NBWs, Vijay Mallya refused to join the probe against him, the ED lawyer said.
Nov 29, 2018
Kabul blast: At least 10 killed, 19 injured in explosion at UK security firm's compound, Taliban claims responsibilityThe attack came just hours after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced the formation of a team for prospective peace talks with the Taliban, as the United Nations renewed calls for direct negotiations between Kabul and the militants.
Nov 25, 2018
#NousToutes: Thousands across France protest against sexual violence; Emmanuel Macron offers support on TwitterTens of thousands of people rallied across Europe on Saturday against sexist violence, with more than 30,000 turning out in Paris. Demonstrations across France drew around 50,000 people in all, according to organiser Caroline de Haas.
Nov 06, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi's killing: At UN Human Rights review session, member states target Saudi ArabiaAmid concerns over freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi representative insisted that it was a 'guaranteed right', before noting the launch of 'many multilingual television and radio channels' as evidence of people's right to express their opinions.
Oct 27, 2018
'Have to vote for better future of my country': Afghans risk lives to vote in delayed Kandahar poll, brazen out Taliban threatAfghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the ballot by a week.
Sep 27, 2018
World's wetlands disappearing three times faster than forests, says Ramsar Convention report; experts say insight is 'red flag'Wetlands, which are among the world's most valuable and biodiverse ecosystems, are disappearing at an alarming speed amid urbanisation and agriculture shifts, conservationists said on Thursday, calling for urgent action to halt the erosion.