Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state has been dogged by rumors about rifts with Trump over policy.
The international organisation has admitted that its peacekeepers introduced cholera to the island and sexually abused women who lived near UN camps.
Credible information indicates that the Myanmar security forces purposely destroyed the property of the Rohingyas and entire villages in northern Rakhine State.
The issue was raised by Pakistan during a debate on decolonisation in the fourth committee of the UN General Assembly.
The dramatic exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s northwest is putting pressure on Western policymakers to take action.
ICAN cannot become a serious step towards disarmament unless nuclear possessors accept to eliminate their arsenals.
With lengthy, arduous peace efforts failing, South Sudan is facing its gravest humanitarian crisis in years.
Hospitals, schools and people fleeing violence have been “targeted by direct air strikes” that may amount to war crimes, the UN said.
India emphasised that effective multilateralism and international rule of law require that global governance structures reflect contemporary realities.
From 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the Minamata Bay in Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today.
The March 30 air strike in the northern Syrian town of Latamneh injured around 70 people who suffered nausea, foaming at the mouth and muscle spasms.
Any resolution imposing economic or military sanctions on Myanmar is likely to be vetoed either by China or Russia – or both.
There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar.
Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
“The bottom line? This is a deplorable situation. This is as bad as it gets. We need 75 million for the next six months.”
The ‘Lion of Al-Lat’ statue was one of several ancient monuments damaged by ISIS at Palmyra, the ancient city in central Syria.
Myanmar’s representative on the council, Hau Khan Sum, said the mission was “not helpful; it is not in line with the situation on the ground.”
The effort aims to end the turmoil that developed in Libya after the 2011 NATO-backed uprising ended Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule.
The possibility of the Council issuing an official statement has not been ruled out though a stronger resolution is likely to be vetoed by China and Russia.
Myanmar said before the mass graves were found that more than 400 people had been killed, most of them insurgents.
Older generations of Iraq’s Kurds suffered during Hussien’s Anfal campaign, and want to see their struggle for national independence come to fruition.
More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.
Adversaries need to recognise that India’s cyber capabilities – and its intent to act on them – will be enough to overcome any cyber-attack or border provocation they launch.
Denying the possibility of harbouring the Taliban, he said what Pakistan is not prepared to do, is to fight the Afghanistan war on Pakistan’s soil.
India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka are included in the list that indicts 29 states as using a host of violent, retaliatory measures to silence human rights activists.
Vice President Thio assured aid “to all those in need without discrimination”, adding security forces have been asked to exercise maximum restraint to avoid harming civilians in Rakhine.
The four countries called for an “early reform” of the UN Security Council and enhanced role for developing countries as major contributors to the UN.
The protest was testament to rising communal animosity that threatens to complicate the delivery of vital supplies.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
Western governments that backed Suu Kyi’s campaign against military rule still see her as the best hope for Myanmar’s political and economic transition.
Ambassador Vijay Nambiar, Amy Kazmin and Kabir Taneja discuss the situation in Myanmar and beyond with Maya Mirchandani.
Ahead of the UN Security Council meeting on peacekeeping reform, whether the cost cutting that led to troop and ration reduction has checked mismanagement in UN operations is the real question.
Citing “frustration” with the probe as her reason, Carla del Ponte said the Security Council could not pass a resolution to set up a tribunal to prosecute war crimes in seven years.
Stressing on dialogue to end the “fire of war” , China supported Myanmar’s actions as in the interest of national security while promising humanitarian aid to Bangladesh.
European leaders face the uphill task of getting Trump to come around, as the prospect of the US reneging on the 2015 JCPOA deal looms large.
During her week-long stay, Swaraj is expected to hold about 20 bilateral and trilateral meetings with leaders attending the session.
A UN report it reveals that in 2016 the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 815 million, up from 777 million in 2015, although still down from about 900 million in 2000.
India has identified Azhar as the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack on January 2, 2016.
“There has been no change in the US’s position on the Paris agreement,” said White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.