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Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge leaders start genocide trial

Phnom Penh - Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began their second trial at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Wednesday on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.
In the Media by Suy Se (AFP)

Genocide trial of two Khmer Rouge leaders

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court was Wednesday set to begin a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.
In the Media by AFP

UN warns of world inaction as South Sudan famine looms

Juba - Top UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war.
In the Media by AFP

Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': Experts

The Hague - Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving unpredictable separatists and Russian pride, experts said Friday.
In the Media by Nicolas Delaunay (AFP) - 1 comment

UN says Iraq jihadists order female genital mutilation, experts doubtful

Geneva - The United Nations said on Thursday that jihadists in Iraq have ordered all women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation, but experts quickly cast doubt on the claim.
In the Media by AFP

UN urges Europe to bolster Mediterranean plan as migrant toll hits 800

Geneva - UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged European governments to step up efforts to rescue and host migrants who cross the Mediterranean, as this year's death toll reached 800.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN

Tokyo - More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Kerry says 'some steps forward' made in Gaza conflict

Jerusalem - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that diplomacy to end the Gaza bloodshed has made progress, but warned more time was needed.
In the Media by AFP

U.N. reports that India has a gender gap 'crisis'

Officials with the U.N. Women's sector launched a new study to calculate the impact which abortions have on a society. Studies from around the world show that the infanticide has led to gender problems for the developing country.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

UN Security Council denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians

New York - The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

UN Council demands MH17 crash site access

New York - With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanded full access to the crash site in rebel-held east Ukraine.
In the Media by AFP

In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

Gaza - Ten-year-old Afnan Shuheiber was playing on a Gaza City rooftop with her cousins when she became one of at least 73 children killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Sara Hussein (AFP)

Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Khartoum - Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.
In the Media by AFP

UN demands 'full' probe over downed Malaysia jet

New York - Members of the UN Security Council on Friday demanded a full, independent investigation into the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board.
In the Media by AFP

Libya seeks UN help, warns of collapse

New York - Libya asked the United Nations for help Thursday to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a "failed state.
In the Media by AFP

AIDS could be wiped out by 2030: UN

Geneva - Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, raising hopes of beating the killer disease by 2030, the United Nations said Wednesday.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.
In the Media by AFP

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

New York - The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
In the Media by AFP

Abbas to UN: Put Palestine under international protection

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the United Nations to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza, the PLO said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Iraq must make progress on govt or face 'chaos': UN

Baghdad - Iraqi politicians must move forward on forming a government or risk the country descending into "chaos", the UN's envoy said on Saturday, a day before lawmakers were scheduled to meet.
In the Media by AFP

Security Council urges Shiite rebels to quit Yemeni city

Rayshan Bani Matar - The United Nations Security Council called on Shiite rebels to leave the northern Yemeni city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance toward the capital.
In the Media by AFP

WHO urges gay men to consider preventive drugs for HIV

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Friday urged men who have gay sex to consider taking antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN envoy for Syria

New York - Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura was named UN mediator for Syria on Thursday, taking on the challenging task of finding a political solution to the dragging civil war.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

UN given new and positive report on avoiding climate disaster

The report covers nearly every aspect of human society and asserts that the previous information the United Nations (UN) board was given is incorrect. Those creating and publishing the study believe climate change is not inevitable.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Afghan civilian casualties jump as fighting spreads

Kabul - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared by 24 percent in the first half of 2014, according to UN figures released Wednesday, revealing worsening nationwide violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade fighting the Taliban.
In the Media by AFP

'Terrorist groups' seize former chemical weapons site

New York - The Iraqi government has told the United Nations that militants have seized one of Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons factories, confirming an earlier claim by Washington.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

W. African Ebola epidemic 'likely to last months', says UN

Accra - The United Nations health agency said on Thursday it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through west Africa for at least "several months".
In the Media by Nana Boakye-Yiadom (AFP)

UN seeks to calm Ebola fears in W.Africa

Accra - The United Nations reassured west Africa on Wednesday that the world's deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic could be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this.
In the Media by Nana Boakye-Yiadom (AFP) - 1 comment

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

New York - The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.
In the Media by AFP

Food rations slashed for 800,000 African refugees: UN

Geneva - Nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed due to a lack of global aid funding, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation, the UN warned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)
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The Tai Ji Men unjust tax case is presented at the 15th session of the UN Human Rights Council, seeking the human rights protection and call on government to abide Universal Declaration of Human Rights, terminate all unjust measures to enforce its illegitimate claims on the right to property and travel bans on Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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The United Nations Security Council Chamber in New York
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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The Tai Ji Men dizi Yap Yeh from Malaysia filed complaint against Taiwan tax authority for state violence and human rights violations.
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A Geneva lady showing her supports for Tai Ji Men in the square.
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