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On final mission to Myanmar, UN expert highlights remaining human rights challenges

19 February 2014 – The independent United Nations expert tasked with monitoring the human rights situation in Myanmar today welcomed the improvements that have...

UN strongly condemns deadly suicide attack in northern Afghanistan

18 March 2014 – The United Nations strongly condemned a deadly suicide attack that occurred today in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, killing...
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China ships in disputed waters, says Japanese coastguard

Three Chinese coastguard ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said, the latest such incident in a bitter territorial row between the Asian giants. The state-owned Chinese…

Arms race in Syria must be stopped to reduce civilian suffering, says head of...

25 July 2014 – As ‘gross human rights violations’ continue in Syria, the head of a United Nations-appointed human rights probe today implored Member...

Malaysia: UN rights office urges Government to rethink ban of civil society group

10 January 2014 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about a decision by the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs to...
Bitcoin comes to Nigeria BitX

Press Release: BitX brings Bitcoin to Nigeria

BitX, a leading international Bitcoin company, has strengthened their position as the leading Bitcoin player in Africa by launching in Nigeria, Africa’s largest consumer...
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#Exile: South Korean ferry owner seeks asylum – report

South Korean prosecutors investigating April's ferry disaster said Tuesday the fugitive head of the family that owns the vessel had indirectly approached a foreign embassy in Seoul over asylum, but was rejected. Briefing domestic reporters, prosecutors…
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About 100 Malaysian Muslims protest against Obama visit

About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested Friday outside the US embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam. The demonstration underscored the delicate nature of Obama's trip to Muslim-majority…
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One dead in gun attack on Thai protesters

A Thai anti-government protester was shot dead and several others wounded Tuesday when their convoy was attacked on a busy expressway, officials said, reigniting tensions in Bangkok after weeks of relative calm. The victims, supporters of a militant…

UN mission reports rocket fire from south Lebanon towards Israel

11 July 2014 – The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has reported that earlier today, its radar revealed that three rockets originating from...

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