31 August 2015

Ban Ki-moon deeply regrets Egyptian court decision to uphold sentences of Al Jazeera journalists

31 August 2015
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep regret over the decision by the Egyptian court of Cassation to uphold the sentencing of several Al Jazeera journalists and has reiterated his appeal for their cases to be resolved expeditiously and in accordance with the country’s international obligations to protect free expression. In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, the Secretary-General expressed…
28 August 2015

Migrant crisis: 71 bodies found in Austria lorry

28 August 2015

Police in Austria say the bodies of 71 people, believed to be migrants, were discovered in an abandoned lorry found near the Hungarian border on Thursday.

27 August 2015

Virginia killings: suspect a “powder keg” of anger

27 August 2015

The WDBJ-7 reporters were killed as they interviewed a woman who was also wounded in the attack allegedly carried out by a disgruntled former employee of the local TV station.

26 August 2015
Europe’s response to migrant crisis is not working, warns UN rights expert

Europe’s response to migrant crisis is not working, warns UN rights expert

26 August 2015

The European Union should establish a human  rights-based , coherent and comprehensive migration policy which makes mobility its central asset, a United Nations expert advocated, assuring is the only way in which the EU can reclaim its border, effectively combat smuggling and empower migrants.

25 August 2015
After weekend ‘chaos,’ UN assists refugees at former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece border

After weekend ‘chaos,’ UN assists refugees at former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece border

25 August 2015

The United Nations refugee agency is assisting refugees and migrants amid chaotic scenes over the weekend as thousands of people tried to cross into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from the Greek border.

24 August 2015
Isis 'blows up temple dating back to 17AD' in Palmyra

Isis 'blows up temple dating back to 17AD' in Palmyra

24 August 2015

Islamic State blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the  Unesco-listed  Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief has said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a  Britain-based  group that monitors the country’s civil war, confirmed the destruction of the temple.

21 August 2015

Observer for The Japan Times about visit to Crimea: "it was and is still totally Russian"

21 August 2015

Crimea was "totally Russian" in the Soviet times and remains Russian nowadays, said an observer for The Japan Times, having visited the peninsula. According to him, Moscow’s arguments related to Crimea are worth listening, but the West is deaf to them.

20 August 2015
Security Council warned that ‘risk of escalation in Israel and Palestine is palpable’

Security Council warned that ‘risk of escalation in Israel and Palestine is palpable’

20 August 2015

19 August 2015 — The top United Nations political official today warned the Middle East has recently witnessed "unconscionable" hate crimes, "reprehensible" retaliatory violence, provocations at Jerusalem’s holy sites, and a worrying increase in rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel, as he urged all sides to work together to reduce tensions and prevent extremist attacks.

19 August 2015

Frontex: Number of migrants in one month above 100,000 for first time

19 August 2015

In the month of July, the number of migrants detected at EU’s borders more than tripled to 107,500 compared to the same month of last year, surpassing the 100,000 mark in a single month for the first time since Frontex began keeping records in 2008.

18 August 2015

China explosions: Doubts raised over chemical licences

18 August 2015

The Chinese firm whose warehouse in Tianjin exploded last week killing at least 114 people did not have a licence to handle hazardous chemicals until two months ago, Xinhua news agency says.