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UN rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

22 March 2019, 2:05 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel’s “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force” against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for perpetrators of violations in the enclave to face justice.

Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges as UN launches health aid

21 March 2019, 6:05 PM

A cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week has killed at least 350 people, affected more than 1.7 million others and left 15,000 people still stranded by floods, according to estimates Thursday.

UN hosts new round of Western Sahara talks

21 March 2019, 4:40 PM

A second round of talks on ending the Western Sahara conflict began behind closed doors in Switzerland Thursday, with the UN voicing hope the sides would discuss “how to build trust”. 

SA urges UN not to undermine positive developments in DRC

18 March 2019, 8:13 PM

South Africa has urged the United Nations Security Council not to undermine the positive political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the disputed election of President Felix Tshisekedi in January but rather to accompany the peace process.

Saudi says kingdom pursuing justice in Khashoggi murder

14 March 2019, 2:02 PM

The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom was bringing those accused over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice and rejected an international investigation into the case.

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