Humanitarian crises

UN seeks $8bn to limit Syrian suffering

UN is asking for more than $8bn to help at least 18 million people who have been affected by raging war.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia subjects refugees to torture

Al Jazeera documents cases of abuse and mistreatment in the wake of series of raids to catch illegal immigrants.

Human Rights

Doha debate targets security and human rights

Qatar conference addresses human rights concerns as proxy wars and violence continue to proliferate within MENA region.

Human Rights

Egypt delegation to UNHCR rejects criticism

UN body reviews Egyptian human rights situation over the past four years including new laws on the right to protest.

Human Rights

UNHCR launches campaign to end statelessness

UN says one third of about 10 million stateless people are children, who can pass statelessness to future generations.

Human Rights

African migrants storm Spain-Morocco border

Spanish authorities say about 350 migrants tried to storm border fence into coastal enclave of Melilla.

Human Rights

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan

The plan stipulates Rohingya should register as Bengali, which implies they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

Politics

Israel criticised over blocking UNHRC mission

Israel denies the UN Rapporteur on human rights access to West Bank amid reports that abuses have 'sharply increased'.

War & Conflict

Civilians killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon

Four civilians died in cross-border attack by Boko Haram in Cameroon's remote north, while army killed two fighters.

War & Conflict

UN warns of 'massive exodus' from Ukraine

UN alarmed by sharp rise of displaced people due to fighting in the country's restive east.