The UN Human Rights Council on Friday strongly criticised North Korea for the systematic abduction of foreigners, after a UN investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has received a request to host a special session next week on abuses by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the council president said Friday.
The number of asylum-seekers in industrialised countries rose by nearly half last year, driven by the devastating conflicts in Syria and Iraq, with Germany the top destination, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.
GENEVA Reuters - The International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC called on the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Yemeni government forces and armed groups on Thursday to obey the laws of war, voicing concern at reports of civilian casualties following air strikes.
Activists speaking up against abuses in war-torn Libya face reprisals from all sides in the chaotic conflict, and are increasingly being threatened, attacked, abducted and killed, the UN warned in a report Wednesday.
ATHENS, Greece - A special court acquitted Greece's former finance minister George Papaconstantinou of felony charges of breach of faith and doctoring a document Tuesday in a case concerning Greeks with bank accounts in Geneva, and found him guilty of a lesser misdemeanor charge.
An Ethiopian court sentenced an Ethiopian Airlines pilot to 19 years and six months in prison on Friday for hijacking his own plane and flying it to Geneva, more than a year after he surrendered to Swiss police and sought asylum.