James Reinl

James Reinl

Kashmir

Pakistan and India trade barbs after rare UN Kashmir talks

Pakistan accuses New Delhi of human rights abuses after Security Council meeting, India says Kashmir 'internal matter'.

Pakistan and India trade barbs after rare UN Kashmir talks

Africa

DR Congo ethnic violence stopping refugee returns: UN

Head of UN peacekeeping force says deteriorating security interrupting the return process and causing new displacements.

DR Congo ethnic violence stopping refugee returns: UN

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel's home demolitions a 'war crime': Palestinian envoy

Israel accused of 'a blatant act of ethnic cleansing and forced transfer' after Palestinian homes bulldozed.

Israel's home demolitions a 'war crime': Palestinian envoy

Yemen

Yemenis die as UAE and Saudi withhold aid funds: UN

Abu Dhabi and Riyadh pledged $500m each but have so far failed to pay up as humanitarian disaster worsens.

Yemenis die as UAE and Saudi withhold aid funds: UN

Middle East

UN official devises blueprint for Israeli accountability

A UN investigator says the world should consider cutting ties with Israel in support of Palestinian quest for statehood.

UN official devises blueprint for Israeli accountability

Libya

Libya attack revives calls for closing migrant detention centres

Rights groups have called for the evacuation of detention centres where they say migrants face inhumane conditions.

Libya attack revives calls for closing migrant detention centres

Sudan

UN 'pauses' peacekeeper pullout amid Sudan turbulence

Blue helmets are still needed to protect civilians in Darfur as Sudan is in post-Bashir chaos, Security Council decides.

UN 'pauses' peacekeeper pullout amid Sudan turbulence

Africa

UN extends DRC sanctions as refugee flows increase

Resolution prohibits selling or supplying weapons to rebel groups, blocks travel of some militia leaders, politicians.

UN extends DRC sanctions as refugee flows increase

UNRWA

UNRWA raises $110m but still cash-strapped after US cuts

If Palestine refugees agency doesn't meet $1.2bn target it may have to close schools and reduce food handouts.

UNRWA raises $110m but still cash-strapped after US cuts

Sudan

ICC prosecutor: Omar al-Bashir must answer for Darfur abuses now

Sudan's overthrown president is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide.

ICC prosecutor: Omar al-Bashir must answer for Darfur abuses now

Iran

Are tensions between US, Gulf allies and Iran coming to a head?

Analysts warn action needs to be taken over deepening tensions between the United States and Iran in the Gulf.

Are tensions between US, Gulf allies and Iran coming to a head?

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions blasts Saudi trials in Khashoggi case as substandard.

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator