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Morocco reporter on hunger strike in Geneva should return home: Rabat

Morocco reporter on hunger strike in Geneva should return home: Rabat

A Moroccan journalist on hunger strike in Geneva, who was previously jailed for insulting the Moroccan king and is now being denied a passport, was told Sunday to return home to plead his case.

   July 05, 2015 - 18:56 GMT
UN rights body calls for Gaza war crimes trials

UN rights body calls for Gaza war crimes trials

The United Nation's Human Rights Council called overwhelmingly Friday for those responsible for war crimes during last summer's Gaza conflict to be brought to trial.

   July 03, 2015 - 23:00 GMT
Top choice blocked for U.N. digital privacy investigator post

Top choice blocked for U.N. digital privacy investigator post

The Estonian picked as the U.N.'s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the Human Rights Council after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic of U.S surveillance.

   July 03, 2015 - 21:57 GMT

U.N. calls on Israel, Palestinians to prosecute Gaza war crimes

GENEVA Reuters - The United Nations human rights body called on Israel and the Palestinians to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation.

   July 03, 2015 - 14:53 GMT
UN orders probe of alleged 'crimes against humanity' in Eritrea

UN orders probe of alleged 'crimes against humanity' in Eritrea

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday decided to prolong an investigation into horrendous abuses in Eritrea, and widen it to include looking into suspected crimes against humanity.

   July 02, 2015 - 20:06 GMT
Syria rejects U.N. criticism of barrel bombs, says 'technical' issue

Syria rejects U.N. criticism of barrel bombs, says 'technical' issue

Syria rejected a U.N.

   July 02, 2015 - 19:02 GMT
UN sends mission to 'assess' South Sudan atrocities

UN sends mission to 'assess' South Sudan atrocities

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday decided to send monitors to conflict-ravaged South Sudan amid allegations of horrific abuses, including soldiers allegedly gang raping young girls and burning them alive.

   July 02, 2015 - 15:44 GMT
US seeks extradition of FIFA officials from Switzerland

US seeks extradition of FIFA officials from Switzerland

Switzerland said Thursday the United States had formally requested the extradition of seven FIFA officials arrested in May in a wide-ranging probe into corruption in football's top body.

   July 02, 2015 - 10:13 GMT
US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

   July 02, 2015 - 09:32 GMT
UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion rules for Boko Haram rape victims

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion rules for Boko Haram rape victims

The United Nations rights chief on Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

   July 01, 2015 - 15:34 GMT

Short of cash, U.N. cuts Syria refugees' rations again

The World Food Programme, running short of cash, will halve the value of food vouchers given to Syrian refugees in Lebanon this month and may cut all help for 440,000 Syrians in Jordan next month, the U.N.

   July 01, 2015 - 12:08 GMT
Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year

Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year

A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

   July 01, 2015 - 06:04 GMT
10,000 Burundians fled country over weekend before vote: UN

10,000 Burundians fled country over weekend before vote: UN

Nearly 10,000 Burundians fled the country over the weekend before Burundi closed its borders ahead of controversial and violence-wracked elections in the troubled central African nation, the United Nations said Tuesday.

   June 30, 2015 - 11:50 GMT
Israel snubs UN rights body over Gaza war report

Israel snubs UN rights body over Gaza war report

Israel snubbed a United Nations Human Rights Council session Monday debating a scathing report detailing likely war crimes committed during last year's Gaza war, with Israel's ambassador slamming the body as morally flawed.

   June 29, 2015 - 18:38 GMT
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