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UN human rights chief calls Rohingya crisis a Play

UN human rights chief calls Rohingya crisis a

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein denounced the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmars Rakhine State as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing in Geneva on September 11. Sep 12, 2017
North Korea will make US pay price if new sanctions approved Play

North Korea will make US pay price if new sanctions approved

North Korea has once again threatened repercussions against the US if it attempts to impose more United Nations-wide sanctions on Pyongyang. The UN is expected to vote on a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea on 11 September in response to Pyongyangs sixth and largest nuclear test on 3 September. Sep 11, 2017
The horrifying ways North Korea treats its own people Play

The horrifying ways North Korea treats its own people

North Korea is one of the most repressive authoritarian states in the world. A 2014 United Nations Commission of Inquiry report on human rights in North Korea stated that systematic, widespread, and gross human rights violations committed by the government included murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortion, and other sexual violence, and constituted crimes against humanity. Sep 8, 2017
North Korea calls out Trumps tweets Play

North Korea calls out Trumps tweets

North Koreas official Central News Agency (KCNA) released a statement on 22 August 2017, describing Trump as a leader who tweets weird articles of his ego-driven thoughts and talks rubbish. Aug 23, 2017
North Korea issues new stamps celebrating ICBM launch Play

North Korea issues new stamps celebrating ICBM launch

North Korea has released a new set of stamps to commemorate the test launches of its latest intercontinental ballistic missle (ICBM), the Hwasong-14. The stamps depict the missile launch and the leader of North Korea, King Jong Un, celebrating. Aug 8, 2017
Bidi Bidi one year on: Inside the worlds largest refugee camp Play

Bidi Bidi one year on: Inside the worlds largest refugee camp

The Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda, opened in August 2016 to home thousands of people fleeing the South Sudanese civil war. In April, the 250km2 settlement became the worlds largest refugee camp, giving shelter to 270,000 people. Three months later, the number of refugees stands at 272,168, with Ugandan officials expecting it to increase to 300,000, due to family reunions and births. Aug 1, 2017
Syria: Aid convoy arrives in besieged area for first time since June Play

Syria: Aid convoy arrives in besieged area for first time since June

A besieged suburb of Homs received aid for the first time since June. Flour, medical items, water and sanitation material were delivered to cut-off Houla. Aid agencies in Syria called for regular access as one-off deliveries run out quickly. According to the U.N. more than half a million people live in besieged territories. The Syrian opposition accuses the government of using aid deliveries as a ploy.  Jul 16, 2017
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India re-elected to UN Economic, Social Council

The General Assembly (UNGA) re-elected India on Thursday to another three-year term on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the backing of the Asian and Pacific group of nations. Jun 16, 2017