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UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence

Geneva - The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to send a group of experts to Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region.

UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence

Geneva - The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to send a group of experts to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region.

Yemen cholera cases could pass 300,000 by September: UN

Geneva - A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday.

Yemen cholera death toll passes 1,100: WHO

Geneva - Cholera has killed 1,170 people in war-ravaged Yemen and the number of suspected cases is now at nearly 2,000 a day, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

DR Congo authorities arming militia behind 'horrific attacks': UN

Geneva - The UN rights chief on Tuesday accused authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo of backing a new militia behind "horrific attacks" in the Kasai provinces, including killing and mutilating hundreds of civilians.

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Geneva - Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday.

Saudi-led sanctions 'harsher than Berlin wall': Qatar

Geneva - A Qatari official accused Saudi Arabia and its allies Friday of imposing a "siege" on his country with sanctions he said were having a more devastating effect than the Berlin Wall.

IS has 100,000 civilians as 'human shields' in Mosul's Old City: UN

Geneva - The UN said Friday that Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul.

Political turmoil finds artistic outlet at Basel fair

Basel - Hundreds of glass bottles suspended in nets or hanging from chains hauntingly illustrate the horrors of the slave trade, while 40,000 golden bullets are poised menacingly above an egg-covered surface.

UN opening new Syria aid route to reach Raqa displaced

Geneva - The UN expects to open a new Syria aid corridor on Thursday, which may help get supplies to desperate people fleeing the Islamic State (IS) group stronghold of Raqa.

Art market eyes rebound as Basel fair kicks off

Basel - The global art market appeared to collectively sigh with relief as deep-pocketed collectors descended on Art Basel this week after two years of dwindling sales.

UN slams 'staggering loss of civilian life' in Raqa

Geneva - United Nations war crimes investigators expressed alarm Wednesday at the "staggering" number of civilian deaths as US-backed forces battle to oust the Islamic State group from its Syrian stronghold Raqa.

Random number generation poses hacker challenge

The best way to protect sensitive systems from hackers is to use a cryptographic key. For this lock to work it needs to use numbers chosen at random without any structure. This is difficult but a new system is at hand.

UN rights chief demands international DR Congo probe

Geneva - The UN human rights chief on Friday slammed Kinshasa for not seriously investigating spiralling violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai provinces and demanded an international probe.

UN rights chief demands international DR Congo probe

Geneva - The UN human rights chief on Friday slammed Kinshasa for not seriously investigating spiralling violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai provinces and demanded an international probe.

Syria sees first polio cases in three years: WHO

Geneva - Three new cases of polio have been recorded in Syria in the first outbreak of the virus in the country since 2014, the World Health Organization and a partner initiative said.

UN reports fresh IS killings, air strike deaths in Mosul

Geneva - The UN rights office said Thursday it has credible reports that the Islamic State group has killed more than 230 civilians trying to flee Iraq's western Mosul since May 26.

Get abusive regimes off UN rights council: US envoy

Geneva - US envoy Nikki Haley on Tuesday urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to throw out abusive regimes and end what she called its "anti-Israel bias", warning that its credibility was at stake.

UN threatens DR Congo with international probe

Geneva - The UN rights chief on Tuesday gave Kinshasa a two-day deadline to show it is seriously investigating violence in the central Kasai provinces, or submit to an international probe.

UN accuses IS of executing 163 civilians in Mosul on June 1

Geneva - The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday accused the Islamic State group of murdering 163 civilians to prevent them from fleeing Iraq's western Mosul last week.
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