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Pakistan FC security personnel abduct two brothers from Balochistan

Pakistan’s Frontier Corps (FC) personnel have abducted two men from  Gili area in Balochistan, media reports said.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Russia to end crackdown as journalist detentions reach all-time high

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Russia to end its crackdown on journalists in a statement issued on Tuesday shortly after President Vladmir Putin began a fifth term in office.

Gaza: Heatwave brings new misery and disease risk to Rafah

Unexpected blistering temperatures across Gaza have added to the daily misery faced by the enclave’s people and sparked new fears of disease outbreaks amid a lack of sufficient clean water and waste disposal, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

US Panel Chair accuses Chinese Communist Party of subverting UN and ‘get away with murder in plain sight'

Washington/IBNS: Congressional-Executive Commission on China chair Rep. Chris Smith said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is “getting away with murder” as it expands its tentacles in international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) to shun criticism.

UN experts alarmed by lack of protection for minority girls from religious conversions and forced marriage in Pakistan

UN experts on Thursday expressed dismay at the continuing lack of protection for young women and girls belonging to minority communities in Pakistan.

Thailand's lawmakers passes bill to legitimise same-sex marriage

Thailand’s House of Representatives, the lower house of the country, on Wednesday (March 27, 2024) voted to legitimise same-sex marriage.

Unknown attackers stab to death Rohingya man in Bangladesh camp

Unknown attackers stabbed to death a Rohingya man at Ukhia’s Jamtoli camp in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar region on Saturday, media reports said.

IOM says nearly 100 people died or disappeared crossing Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year

Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest year for migrants at sea in Europe since 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but also prevent wars, combat hatred, rebuild trust and build a sustainable future for all.

Amazon, DoorDash, Walmart, trapping workers in poverty, says UN poverty expert

A UN poverty expert called on the CEOs of Amazon, DoorDash and Walmart on Tuesday to address allegations that wages at the US-based corporations are trapping workers in poverty, forcing them to rely on US Government benefits to survive.

PoK protest against govt against high inflation, unemployment

People in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have been facing the troubles of high inflation, frequent load shedding, unemployment and other violations of human rights for a long time now and this has left them with no other options but to protest against the government.

Human right to food needs ‘massive investment’: Guterres

With 735 million people going hungry last year and three billion unable to afford a healthy diet, the world is “going backwards on our goal of zero hunger by 2030”, the UN chief told the Committee on World Food Security on Monday.

Protect children at all times and at all places, UN envoys tell nations

Senior UN officials on Thursday reiterated the call for protection of children and ensuring their rights at all times, as enshrined in international law, and ending impunity for crimes against them.

Atrocity crimes still being committed in Ethiopia, UN experts warn

New York: Independent UN human rights experts are warning that there is “an overwhelming risk” atrocity crimes “will continue” in Ethiopia. in a new report released on Tuesday.

Pakistan: Residents, clerics bar girls from playing cricket in Swat

Residents and clerics in Pakistan's Swat region have barred women from playing cricket in a local stadium as they believe the participation of women in sports was considered “immodest” and “inappropriate” in the region.