United Nations condemns abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution on Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention Continue Reading

2 killed in Libya mall attack

An air strike on a shopping area during rush hour near Libya’s capital killed at least two civilians and wounded 20 others, a local official has said. The air strike on the town of Zawiya, 45 kilometres west of Tripoli, hit a pharmacy, a bakery and cars parked on the street, the mayor of the town, Jamal Baher, told AFP. Continue Reading

UN, Pope condemn Burkina Faso attacks

A jihadist attack that left 42 dead in the north of Burkina Faso, the worst assault in the country for five years, plunged the nation into mourning over Christmas and sparked messages of solidarity from the United Nations and Pope Francis.

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United States opposes draft resolution proposed by of China and Russia

The United States said that it opposes a draft resolution proposed by China and Russia that would terminate UN sanctions on key North Korean exports, calling the measure “premature” at a time when Pyongyang is threatening to conduct “an escalated provocation” and is refusing to meet with US officials to discuss denuclearisation.

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Two-thirds of world’s AIDS treatment drugs supplied by India

India supplies nearly two-thirds of the world’s antiretroviral drugs and plays a significant role in the global fight against AIDS by helping scale up access to treatment across developing countries, according to an Indian diplomat. Continue Reading