Syrian activists called on Sunday for the Assad government to engage in serious talks on political transition and for the UN to strengthen the fragile ceasefire as violence engulfed parts of the country.
Eight decades after it was first mooted, the world needs a mechanism to prosecute cross-border terrorists in peacetime.
We need an international agreement on a set of Earth’s ‘vital signs’ and how to measure them. Reliance on just temperature goals won’t do.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments’ ability to repair these problems.
The presence of Boko Haram militants has prevented farmers from planting crops or accessing Lake Chad to provide water for their animals. Fishermen have also been prevented from accessing the lake which is shared between Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.
People with disabilities lag behind in employment and health indicators across the world. So severe is the issue worldwide that in 2014 the UN created a Special Rapporteur position to examine the problem, which affects many of the one billion people – about 15% of the world’s population – who have some form of disability.
China bought about 22 million tonnes of coal from North Korea last year, up 15%, with most of it arriving by sea through five ports along China’s east coast.
The health ministry’s “Saathiya Resource Kit” for adolescents represents a glimmer of hope in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin was regarded highly by President Vladimir Putin and was always a pugnacious defender of Russian policy, notably its intensive bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo last year to crush rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on October 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.
Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif says that Iran does not respond well to sanctions or threats as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington.
The government last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had stabilised and that it had ended a four-month security crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
China announced last year that it would ban North Korean coal imports so as to starve the country of funds for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
What can Colombia can learn from other nations’ transitions, both successful and unsuccessful, from war to peace?
Research by an expert shows how international ideas, practices and language of conflict resolution are transformed when they meet African “realities and politics on the ground.”
The newly appointed US ambassador to the UN’s comments came after Trump said on Wednesday that he was open to ideas beyond a two-state solution.
While the team would not be able to prosecute by itself, the idea is to prepare files for future prosecution that states or the ICC in the Hague could use.
Canada, Australia and the US were the top providers of asylum to Rohingya Muslims who came to Bangladesh from Myanmar before Dhaka stopped the programme around 2012.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in East Africa has ruined the agricultural economy.
Human Rights Watch has described the treatment of Afghans in Pakistan as “a toxic combination of deportation threats and police abuses”
Since October nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh.
US military officials say their aircraft have conducted around 30 air strikes in Helmand in the past week.
What does it mean for international relations when the most powerful country in the world becomes a pariah state?
The proposal said Jaish-e-Mohammed is a designated terror outfit and so its leaders, like Masood Azhar, cannot go scot-free, sources said.
Casualties among children spiked by 24% in 2016, largely as a result of a major increase in casualties from unexploded ordnance.
He also criticised people who had “made statements contrary to the faith, limiting the education of the girl child, forcing a glass ceiling on the role women play in society”
Japan hopes US defence secretary Jim Mattis’ visit would lead to deeper security ties between the two nations in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear provocations.
The next round of UN-based peace talks on Syria have been scheduled for February 20, diplomats said on Tuesday.
Just under 4,400 FARC fighters are currently making their way to more than two dozen rural camps scattered around the country, accompanied by officials from the UN and the government.
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi community, who were scheduled to leave for the US, are now stranded in Iraq awaiting more news from the US.
Thanks to universal testing and easy access to treatment, the Canadian province of British Columbia has seen a major decease in HIV-related mortality.
The current chair of G77, Ecuador is lobbying for an independent UN body that will eliminate tax havens and illicit financial flows which affect world’s poorer nations.
Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters, ambassador Nikki Haley said US expects its allies to back the country; otherwise “we’re taking names,” she said.
UN special rapporteur Tauli-Corpuz stressed the need for countries to incorporate the UN Declaration into national plans and legislation in order to ensure indigenous rights.
The short-sighted policy only increases abortion demand and has consequences for a range of other health matters such as HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer and child well-being.
Sri Lanka is heading towards one of its worst droughts in 30 years, which in the long-term could lead to land degradation and seriously impact the country’s economy.
The announcement is the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump, who has signalled a pro-Israel stance, took office on Friday.
Trump has banned US federal funding,instituted by Ronald Reagan, to international family planning groups that advocate a pro-choice policy worldwide.
Facing incessant droughts due to climate change, many women in southern Africa are adopting alternate practices like goat herding to sustain their families.