Yemen

UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

UNICEF estimates that 2,200 children have so far been killed and 3,400 others injured in the war-torn country.

UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

Middle East

UAE announces pause in Hudaida offensive

UAE says it has frozen fighting in Hudaida in order to give a chance to UN peace talks with the Houthis.

UAE announces pause in Hudaida offensive

Inside Story

Will the Rohingya ever get to go home?

The chief of the International Committee of the Red Cross doubts Myanmar repatriation.

Middle East

UN: Saudi-led coalition behind most Yemen child casualties

A UN report says 370 children out of a total of 552 were killed in 2017 by air attacks carried out by the coalition.

UN: Saudi-led coalition behind most Yemen child casualties

UNRWA

UN calls for UNRWA funding after US aid cuts

Head of Palestinian refugee agency says more than $250m needed to support millions of people following US aid cuts.

UN calls on member states to support UNRWA amid funding shortages

US & Canada

Will US lose global influence after Human Rights Council pullout?

Diplomats analysing the effect of US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council warn that the US could no longer be able to persuade allies or bully adversaries.

Kashmir

How a Kashmir law is misused to detain minors

Minors are arrested under the preventive detention law, which has now been slammed by the UN human rights body.

UN report condemns Kashmir's Public Safety Act

Syria's War

UN: Syrian forces committed war crimes in Eastern Ghouta

Besieged civilians were indiscriminately attacked, and systematically denied food and medicine, UN investigators say.

UN: Syrian forces committed war crimes in Eastern Ghouta

United States

US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council: What you need to know

The US is not alone in levelling criticism at the UN Human Rights Council over alleged abuses committed by its members.

US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council: What you need to know

Yemen

UN: 5,200 families forced to flee from Hudaida fighting

UN secretary-general spokesperson says fighting near Hudaida has resulted in displacement of 26,000 people.

Kashmir

UN calls for inquiry into Kashmir rights violations

UN Human Rights Office report accuses India and Pakistan of 'excessive use of force' and human rights abuses in Kashmir.

Yemen

Yemen fighting rages amid humanitarian concerns

The closed meeting requested by the UK comes as residents flee outskirts of city fearing incoming air attacks.

Politics

S Sudan rebel leader to hold talks with President Kiir

Meeting between the two South Sudanese leaders to take place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa next week.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar to hold talks with President Kiir

Israel

Israel's use of lethal force 'could amount to war crimes'

HRW accusation comes ahead of UN General Assembly meeting to discuss Israel's excessive use of force in Gaza.

Israel's use of lethal force 'could amount to war crimes'

United States

Trump-Kim summit generates momentum, hard diplomacy lies ahead

Reaching real peace will take years, US analysts say, as this goes well beyond just reducing military postures.

Trump-Kim summit generates momentum, hard diplomacy lies ahead