Hailing regional efforts, senior UN official urges Latin America and the Caribbean to continue to protect people on the moveWORLD

Hailing regional efforts, senior UN official urges Latin America and the Caribbean to continue to protect people on the move

Recognizing Latin American and Caribbean countries as “pioneers” in the protection of refugees and asylum seekers, the United Nations High…

S. Sudan rebels free Kenyan pilots after compensation paid – rebel spokesmanWORLD

S. Sudan rebels free Kenyan pilots after compensation paid – rebel spokesman

South Sudanese rebels have released two Kenyan pilots they were holding after receiving compensation for the family of a civilian…

Kenyan opposition politicians stopped from leaving the country: Odinga adviserWORLD

Kenyan opposition politicians stopped from leaving the country: Odinga adviser

Two Kenyan opposition politicians were prevented from leaving the country on Monday when immigration authorities confiscated their passports, hours after…

Ahead of Social Justice Day, UN agency calls for fair labour migration governanceWORLD

Ahead of Social Justice Day, UN agency calls for fair labour migration governance

“Most migration today is linked, directly or indirectly, to the search for decent work opportunities,” said UN International Labour Organization…

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de JaneiroWORLD

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state…

UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger In crisis-torn eastern DR CongoWORLD

UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo

Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency…

US Grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interferenceWORLD

US Grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference

A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential…

Six journalists given life sentences over coup in TurkeyWORLD

Six journalists given life sentences over coup in Turkey

A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in prison in relation to a failed coup attempt in 2016,…

UN rights chief urges Iran to halt executions of juveniles on death rowWORLD

UN rights chief urges Iran to halt executions of juveniles on death row

Expressing concern over a “surge” in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the United Nations top human…

U.N. Security Council mulls Saudi praise for Yemen aid pledgeWORLD

U.N. Security Council mulls Saudi praise for Yemen aid pledge

The United Nations Security Council is considering a British proposal to praise Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for…