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'Use UN's 70th birthday to promote human rights everywhere'

'Human rights issues continue to be exploited selectively, more often for narrow short-term political ends,' Modi tells Ban. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be one of the world leaders......

UNHRC unanimously adopts resolution against Boko Haram

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution appealing to international community to provide more active support to African countries fighting Nigerian......

UN expert calls for international pressure on N Korea over abductions

A United Nations human rights investigator has recommended that international pressure be put on North Korea as part of a multi-pronged strategy to know the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals......

UN agrees to defer Sri Lanka's war crime report

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday agreed to defer by six months the presentation of a report on Sri Lanka's alleged human rights violations during its civil war, following requests by the......

Sri Lanka sabotaging war crimes probe: UNHRC

The United Nations Human Rights Council has accused Sri Lanka of sabotaging a UN-mandated probe into the country's nearly three decades-long brutal civil war, drawing a sharp reaction from Colombo......

Face-off with Sri Lanka could further dent auto exports

India’s diplomatic stand on Sri Lanka’s human rights violations seems to have cost Indian vehicle manufacturers dearly. Last year, after India voted against Sri Lanka in the UN Human......

Add human rights to FTA talks: EU

A draft report prepared by Members of the European Parliament could potentially derail negotiations between India and the European Union, the country's largest trade partner, on a Comprehensive......

'India is relatively protected from food crisis'

One hundred million people around the world are being deprived of the right to food. "It is a human rights crisis," says Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations's Special Rapporteur on the right to......
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Medical charity MSF demands independent inquiry into air strike on Afghan hospital

KABUL Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded an independent international inquiry into a suspected U.S. air strike... ...
UN General Assembly President hails annual debate as 'historic and seminal'

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS)The United Nations General Assembly wound up its 70th annual General Debate today, attended by the highest number of Heads of... ...
At UN, Latin American leaders underline 'insufficient' progress, ...

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) Opening the floor at the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador said "we... ...
Myanmar radical monk endorses ruling party in election, raps opposition

YANGON Myanmar's firebrand Buddhist monk Wirathu has openly endorsed President Thein Sein's ruling party in the Nov. 8 general election, saying... ...
UN rights chief says Kunduz bombing may be war crime

The UN head of human rights has said the attack may amount to a war crime. The seriousness of the incident is underlined by the fact that, if... ...

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