Assam’s final NRC list leaves out 19 lakh: UN high commissioner for refugees urges India to ensure no one is left stateless
About 31.1 million people were included on the list, according to a statement Saturday from Assam's government, leaving out 1.9 million
India appoints Pavan Kapoor as next ambassador to UAE; 1990 cadre IFS officer to replace Navdeep Singh Puri
Kapoor has served in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, London and Geneva
FIFA banned former Nigeria Football Federation official Samson Siasia after he was found guilty of taking bribes for manipulating the outcome of matches
WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma
In June, the Ebola outbreak spilled across the border for the first time when a family brought the virus into Uganda after attending the burial in Congo of an infected relative. Even then, the expert committee advised against a declaration.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet 'appalled' by conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilites
The UN's human rights chief said on Monday that she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policies.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges countries to repatriate families of Islamic State fighters
The United Nations rights chief called on countries to repatriate family members, including some 29,000 children, of suspected foreign fighters in Syria.
Iran says it will not surrender to American pressure even if it is bombed after Donald Trump warns nation against fight with US
Iran will not surrender to US pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of words between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
UNSC schedules urgent meeting to address situation in Eastern Ukraine after Vladimir Putin signs decree to allow citizens to apply for Russian citizenship
The development comes in the backdrop of Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday that would grant individuals residing in certain districts of eastern Ukraine the right to apply for Russian citizenship using a simplified procedure.
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.
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims
Bachelet 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.
30,000 fled Nigerian town to Cameroon in two days as 'preemptive measure' amid Boko Haram threat: United Nations
Rann, 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
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.
Who goes to attend a meeting with ‘300 bags’, huge cargo? Enforcement Directorate asks Vijay Mallya's lawyer
Despite issuance of summonses and three NBWs, Vijay Mallya refused to join the probe against him, the ED lawyer said.
Kabul blast: At least 10 killed, 19 injured in explosion at UK security firm's compound, Taliban claims responsibility
The 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.
#NousToutes: Thousands across France protest against sexual violence; Emmanuel Macron offers support on Twitter
Tens 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.
Amid 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.
'Have to vote for better future of my country': Afghans risk lives to vote in delayed Kandahar poll, brazen out Taliban threat
Afghans 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.
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.
India raises concern over CPEC at UN in Geneva, says project ignores New Delhi's worries on sovereignty, territorial integrity
India on Friday raised concerns over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and underlined that the 'China-Pakistan Economic Corridor' (CPEC) project ignores New Delhi's core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.
United Nations report points out alarming level of reprisals against human rights defenders in India and China
India, China, Russia and Myanmar are among several countries named in a report by UN chief Antonio Guterres that details an "alarming" level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations on human rights issues.