09 September 2015

Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990 – report

09 September 2015

Child mortality has fallen by more than 50% since 1990, a report by the World Health Organization and UN children’s agency Unicef says.

08 September 2015
North and South Koreas agree to rare family reunions

North and South Koreas agree to rare family reunions

08 September 2015

North and South Korea have agreed to hold rare reunions for families separated by the Korean War, according to Seoul.

07 September 2015
Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal

Migrants reach Austria and Germany after long ordeal

07 September 2015

Austria and Germany have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary.

04 September 2015
Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report

Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report

04 September 2015

More than 13 million — that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

03 September 2015

Europe can do more to protect refugees

03 September 2015

For many years European countries have been warned about the inadequacy of their immigration and asylum systems. Now, with increased refugee arrivals and more frequent tragedies, this system is showing all its weaknesses. But refugee arrivals are not the real cause of this collapse. The real reason is political, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks said in a written statement.

02 September 2015

Migrants: thousands bed down for the night in Budapest

02 September 2015

Nightfall in Budapest has not dimmed the protests outside the city’s main railway station.
Hundreds of migrants are stranded here.

01 September 2015
Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova jailed in Baku

Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova jailed in Baku

01 September 2015

Leading Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been sentenced to seven and a half years in jail for embezzlement and tax evasion.

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.