UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the release of the two detained journalists and continues to press for that, Haq said.
A resolution, drafted by Sweden and Kuwait, was circulated to the 15-member council on February 9.
As the situation does not meet the requirements articulated by the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine, unilateral military intervention would fall foul of Article 2 of the UN charter.
A startlingly pessimistic vision of India’s looming environmental and economic collapse – aired by a senior business leader – deserves our urgent attention.
A report by the international aid organisation CARE aims to shine a spotlight on the humanitarian crises that have been largely neglected by the international community.
Without data, it is impossible to track progress or identify policies and interventions that are achieving gender equality.
The two journalists had worked on a Reuters coverage of the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where about 655,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled from a military crackdown on militants.
Calling Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, a ” dangerous violation of international law’, the League then had met to counter the US President’s move that according to them had no legal impact.
The exodus of some 6,50,000 Rohingya villagers to Bangladesh apart from the violence inflicted on the minority, was an offshoot of raids launched by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on the Myanmar security forces on August 25.
The proposal came in response to the anti-government protests that have swept Iranian cities and towns over the past week, killing about 21 people in the unrest.
Doctors Without Borders has treated around 2,000 patients in the past few weeks and is receiving around 100 new cases daily.
China exported no oil products to North Korea in November, Chinese customs data showed, apparently going above and beyond sanctions imposed earlier this year by the UN.
The UN had pleaded the Syrian government to allow the evacuation of around 500 patients, including children with cancer.
The MEA has accused Pakistan of attempting to “bolster a false and unsubstantiated narrative of Jadhav’s alleged activities.”
“Russia has not contributed one step to easing the suffering of Syrians and has not pressured the regime that it claims it is a guarantor by move in any real path towards a solution,” the rebel statement said.
The attack comes amid the State of Democractic Republic of Congo being embroiled in a political crisis and unrest that is linked to the President’s refuasal to step down given his mandate expired a year ago.
Asked why Thailand decided to invite Myanmar despite concerns over the crackdown against the Rohingya the official said: “That never came up in the discussions. We separated that issue (the Rohingya). We focus on training, on education, on military cooperation.
A nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea would go off the charts in terms of lives lost, economies wrecked, and the environment destroyed.
The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its November 29 intercontinental ballistic missile test.
After having been taken into captivity by the ISIS militants in an assault on Sinjar on August 3, 2014, the eldest reportedly said that she never thought that she’d see her sisters again.
The draft resolution would subject 19 new North Koreans and the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces to a global asset freeze and travel ban.
Myanmar had asked the UN to replace special rapporteur Yanghee Lee with someone who knows Myanmar well and is both fair and impartial.
Libya is the main departure point for migrants fleeing poverty or war to reach Europe by boat.
Trump abruptly reversed decades of US policy this month when he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Called Law of Internal Security, the bill, proposes to regulate the deployment of military in Mexico more than a decade after it was sent to fight drug cartels in a conflict that has claimed over 100,000 lives.
Myanmar denies committing atrocities against the Rohingya community and has previously rejected UN criticism for its “politicisation and partiality.”
Hernandez beat centre-left challenger and TV star Salvador Nasralla by 1.53% points, the official count showed.
The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect.
Erdogan was speaking two days after a Muslim leaders meeting in Istanbul condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision, calling on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
The Lebanese government has disallowed Syrians from registering as refugees since May 2015.
UN mediator Staffan de Mistura, however, added that there may be more talks next month if ideas can be found to encourage al-Assad’s government to engage.
The new diplomatic move comes amid Japan’s demands for exerting pressure on North Korea through sanctions to give up its nuclear weapons.
Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow their return home.
The UN Security Council will meet on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
On Tuesday, Venezuela’s powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez said he resigned from his job as UN envoy on orders of the President of Venezuela.
While United Nations special rapporteur Leo Heller’s report argued that the question of water supply and drinking water had also been overlooked, the Centre sharply rejected these claims.
Not all of the allegations have been verified and some are in preliminary assessment phase, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
Dispatched by President Donald Trump to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, Haley’s trip was one of the first tangible signs of interest in Africa by the nine-month old administration.
UN humanitarian agencies have not been able to access northern Rakhine to deliver aid since the attacks on police stations in August triggered an army crackdown.
She voiced deep outrage over the harassment of journalists and added that progress on women’s rights was extremely slow as well.