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Sep 27, 2018
Donald Trump claims Barack Obama nearly launched war with North Korea, says it was prevented after 2016 electionsTrump also flaunted his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday, referencing a new "extraordinary letter" he received from Kim and announcing that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Pyongyang to lay the groundwork for another meeting between the two leaders.
Sep 26, 2018
At UNGA, Donald Trump and Antonio Guterres discuss terrorism, proliferation and other threats to international peace, securityBoth leaders also pledged to remain in close contact over the coming months. The UN chief's office said that Guterres welcomed the US' efforts to bring peace and denuclearization in the Korean peninsula, as well as its support to humanitarian operations around the world.
Sep 19, 2018
International Criminal Court opens preliminary probe into deportation of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to BangladeshThe prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday said her office had begun a preliminary examination into whether alleged forced deportations of Rohingya from Myanmar into Bangladesh could constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.
Sep 15, 2018
India raises concern over CPEC at UN in Geneva, says project ignores New Delhi's worries on sovereignty, territorial integrityIndia 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.
Sep 13, 2018
United Nations report points out alarming level of reprisals against human rights defenders in India and ChinaIndia, 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.
Sep 10, 2018
UN human rights chief calls for new quasi-judicial body on crimes against Rohingya MuslimsThe new mechanism for crimes against Rohingya Muslima — similar to what has been set up for crimes in Syria — would complement and support the preliminary examination of the ICC prosecutor.
Aug 29, 2018
Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses, claims fact-finding mission was not allowed to enter countryMyanmar rejected the remit of the UN mission and its findings claiming that the UN Fact-Finding Mission was not allowed to enter into the country and hence it would not accept any resolutions made by the Human Rights Council.
Aug 09, 2018
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres nominates Chile's first woman president Michelle Bachelet as next human rights chiefBachelet, 66, will succeed Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, who had been one of the most outspoken critics of abuses by the governments in many countries.
Jul 19, 2018
Human Rights Council is United Nations' greatest failure, says Nikki Haley; claims US was right to withdraw from itTerming the Human Rights Council as the United Nations' "greatest failure", US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday alleged that the institution has provided cover for the world's most inhumane regimes
Jun 20, 2018
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres regrets US decision to withdraw from body's Human Rights CouncilUN chief Antonio Guterres defended the UNHRC and said he would have "much preferred" for the US to remain in the world body, hours after America's withdrawal.