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Fire kills at least 31 in northwest Sudan

Juba, May 7 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 31 people have been killed and 68 others injured in South Sudan's Lol region after a fire broke out in Korok East county on Sunday evening, a local official said on Tuesday.

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld

New York, Apr 13 (IBNS): Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid concerns of a further escalation, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

UN rights chief Bachelet appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): Sudan’s authorities have an “over-arching responsibility” to protect protesters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday, amid reports that 70 people have died in the latest anti-Government clashes.

Sudan: ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands march in Khartoum, sparking deadly clashes

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): With security forces reportedly firing tear gas at protesters and signs that there may be division between the army and security forces in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, over how to deal with ongoing demonstrations, the UN chief on Monday called on “all actors to exercise utmost restraint and avoid violence.”

Sudan condemns US recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Khartoum, Mar 26 (Xinhua/UNI) Sudan on Tuesday condemned a decision by the US administration recognizing Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights.

Eight children killed in explosion in Sudan's Omdurman city

Khartoum, Mar 24 (Xinhua/UNI) Sudanese police announced that eight children were killed on Saturday due to the explosion of "a strange object" in Sudan's Omdurman city, Sudan's Ashorooq TV channel reported.

Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

New York, Jan 18 (IBNS): The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday.

Respond to ‘legitimate grievances’ of Sudanese people, UN human rights experts urge, following protests

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.

Death penalty concerns highlighted in Sudan, Belarus, by UN Human Rights Committee

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): Countries should heed the “clear pro-abolitionist spirit” towards the death penalty of one of the world’s most important treaties, a key UN independent human rights panel said on Thursday, while highlighting concerns about right-to-life violations in Belarus and Sudan.

Teenage girl’s death sentence spotlights Sudan’s failure to tackle forced marriage, gender-based violence – UN rights office

New York, May 19 (IBNS): The case of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, a Sudanese teenager convicted of fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after he had allegedly raped her, highlights the country’s failure to tackle the tragedy of early and forced marriage, marital rape and other discrimination and violence against women and girls, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

Step up humanitarian support to 7.1 million people and invest in Sudan’s development: UN relief chief

New York, May 15 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian chief urged the international community to step up life-saving humanitarian support to 7.1 million vulnerable Sudanese on Monday, and invest more in the country’s social-economic development.

Complex and deadly new threats mean UN missions must adapt, argue Force Commanders

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Evolving and increasingly deadly threats, together with deepening humanitarian crises mean that United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world need more support for ‘blue helmets’ on the ground, Force Commanders told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN envoy urges hold-out armed groups to sign accord for durable peace in Sudan’s Darfur New York, Mar 15 (JEN): While the security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remained stable, the causes of the conflict – and their related consequences – h

New York, Mar 15 (JEN): While the security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remained stable, the causes of the conflict – and their related consequences – have been largely unaddressed, the head of the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission said Wednesday, calling on holdout armed groups to sign the foundational 2011 peace agreement without delay.

UN envoy on conflict-related sexual violence reports on visits to Iraq and Sudan

New York, Mar 10 (JEN): A senior United Nations official has stressed the need to ensure survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq are fully protected and that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Sudan: After years of conflict, millions require aid; But is the world paying attention?

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): If it were a new crisis, it would be one of the biggest in the world, but despite the fact that more than five million people need aid, Sudan is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a senior United Nations official has said.