25 September 2015

Pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia over imminent beheading and crucifixion of alleged protester

25 September 2015

International pressure is mounting on Saudi Arabia to stay the execution of young Shiite Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, accused of taking part in anti-government protests.

He has been sentenced to be beheaded, and then crucified, although he was a minor at the time of his alleged crimes.

24 September 2015
Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia

Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia

24 September 2015

At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say.

23 September 2015

Over 700,000 women and girls in prison, says study

23 September 2015

More than 700,000 women and girls are being held in prisons around the world, a report suggests.

22 September 2015

All countries must contribute to solving global refugee crisis, says General Assembly President

22 September 2015
All countries must contribute to solving the global refugee crisis, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today, underscoring that the international community has an unequivocal obligation towards the women, men and children seeking refuge from conflict and violence. "The world has not seen a global humanitarian crisis of this magnitude since the…
21 September 2015

Thousands more migrants pour into Austria

21 September 2015

Thousands of migrants on board buses and trains over the weekend have flooded into Austria from countries unable or unwilling to cope with the human tide fleeing war and poverty.

18 September 2015
Global malaria target met amid sharp drop in cases, but 3 billion people still at risk – UN

Global malaria target met amid sharp drop in cases, but 3 billion people still at risk – UN

18 September 2015

Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 per cent since 2000, but the ancient killer remains an acute public health problem with 15 countries mainly in  sub-Saharan  Africa accounting for some 80 per cent of cases and deaths globally, according to a new United Nations report released today.

17 September 2015

International Human Rights Body Rules in Favor of Prisoner Nearly Executed by California

17 September 2015

The  Inter-American  Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) ruled that the human rights of a former death row prisoner were violated by a flawed trial and conviction that at one point resulted in him being hours away from execution.

16 September 2015
Afghan refugee teacher honoured with UN award for tireless efforts to educate girls

Afghan refugee teacher honoured with UN award for tireless efforts to educate girls

16 September 2015

Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan, has been named as the winner of the United Nations annual Nansen Award.

15 September 2015
Migrant crisis: Hungary declares emergency at Serbia border

Migrant crisis: Hungary declares emergency at Serbia border

15 September 2015

Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as tough new laws to stop migrants entering illegally came into force.

14 September 2015

Migrants: queues build at border as Germany suspends Schengen

14 September 2015

Germany has temporarily  re-introduced  border checks as it tries to deal with a record influx of refugees and migrants.