Lebanon’s prosecutor general has ordered a probe into the alleged torture of more than 20 Syrians in custody following a report by Amnesty International, state media reported. Ghassan Oueidat announced the launch of the probe on Monday in response to the Amnesty report, which accused Lebanese authorities of “cruel and abusive”[…]
Complaints submitted to the United Nations (UN) accuse Israel of intentionally targeting journalists in Palestine and failing to thoroughly investigate its killings of media workers. The complaints, submitted by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) ask the special rapporteurs to secure justice and accountability[…]
Ethiopia’s prime minister declared that “the final and crucial” military operation will launch in the coming days against the Tigray region. The announcement on Tuesday comes after the United Nations warned of a “full-scale humanitarian crisis” with refugees fleeing and people in Tigray starting to go hungry. In a warning[…]
Air raids in northern Yemen have killed as many as nine children, a United Nations official said, making it the third such attack with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled region this month. Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said in a statement on Friday a group of[…]
Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by ISIL fighters in eastern Afghanistan, where at least 29 people have been killed in the fighters’ overnight assault, which led to a mass jailbreak. Among the dead were prisoners as well as civilians, prison guards and Afghan security personnel, Attaullah[…]
Gunmen have opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan, killing at least seven worshippers and wounding five others, officials said. Parwan province’s police chief Haroon Mubarez said on Tuesday the gunmen stormed the mosque when worshippers were offering evening prayers after breaking their Ramadan fast. “Seven people have been[…]
Yemen has reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus, its health minister told Yemen TV late on Wednesday. Yemeni authorities also reported five confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the first time the war-torn country has reported multiple cases. The United Nations has said it fears the disease could[…]
The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that: “It would not be acceptable for countries to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to restrict human rights.” Guterres confirmed in a statement that: “In the context of the growing ethnic nationalism, populism, tyranny and the decline in human[…]
The United Nations Security Council met for the first time on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic as the 15-member body – charged with maintaining international peace and security – struggles to agree on whether it should take any action. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres privately briefed a virtual council meeting[…]
Several countries, backing rival factions in Libya, have violated an arms embargo which they had agreed to uphold a week ago at a summit in Berlin, the United Nations (UN) said on Saturday. Last Sunday, foreign powers backing opposing camps fighting over Libya’s capital Tripoli agreed at a summit hosted[…]
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