17 July 2015
Auschwitz accountant gets four years for working at death camp

Auschwitz accountant gets four years for working at death camp

17 July 2015

94-year-old  former bookkeeper at Auschwitz has been sentenced to four years in prison in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.

16 July 2015
As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights

As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights

16 July 2015

The implementation of new austerity measures in Greece amid the country’s deteriorating economic crisis must not come at a cost to human rights, a United Nations expert warned 15 July as he urged international institutions and the Greek Government to make "fully informed decisions" before adopting additional reforms.

With Libya now at a ‘critical stage,’ UN envoy says all parties must back political dialogue process

With Libya now at a ‘critical stage,’ UN envoy says all parties must back political dialogue process

16 July 2015

A peaceful transition in Libya will only succeed through a significant and coordinated effort in support of a future Government of National Accord and by ensuring that sufficient security is achieved throughout the country so that public administration can resume its key functions, the top UN official in Libya told the Security Council 15 July.

15 July 2015
World has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

World has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

15 July 2015

The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released 14 July in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

14 July 2015

Prisons in England and Wales 'at their worst level for 10 years'

14 July 2015

Prisons in England and Wales deteriorated across all areas last year to their worst level for at least 10 years, the chief inspector of prisons has reported.

Stampede at religious festival in Andhra kills 27 pilgrims

Stampede at religious festival in Andhra kills 27 pilgrims

14 July 2015

Twenty-seven  people were killed and 40 injured on Tuesday in a stampede in Andhra Pradesh, police said, as crowds surged to bathe in the Godavari River on the first day of a religious festival held once every 144 years, the Reuters reported.

13 July 2015

France Primark siege: Police hunt armed attackers

13 July 2015

French police are hunting for three armed men who stormed a Primark store in an suspected robbery attempt north of Paris, the BBC reported.

 

10 July 2015

Amnesty International calls on David Cameron to launch surveillance inquiry

10 July 2015

The UK should hold an independent  judge-led  inquiry into surveillance of human rights organizations by UK security services, Amnesty International said today in a letter sent to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Syrian refugee numbers pass four million as war rages on – UN

Syrian refugee numbers pass four million as war rages on – UN

10 July 2015

The exodus spawned by the  four-year  long Syrian conflict has now become the United Nations refugee agency’s largest crisis in almost a quarter of a century and risks deteriorating even further as fighting in the country shows no sign of abating.

09 July 2015
24 new sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List

24 new sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List

09 July 2015

During this year’s session, the World Heritage Committee, which was chaired by Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, inscribed 24 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and approved extensions to three existing sites. It also added three World Heritage sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger and took one off the List.