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Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

Ghosn family calls on UN to help release him, says lawyer

Ghosn family calls on UN to help release him, says lawyer

The family of former industrial tycoon Carlos Ghosn, currently held in Japan on tax evasion charges, is to appeal to the United Nations in a bid to have him released, one of his lawyers said Monday.

'Yellow vests' take protest to UN, denounce French police violence

'Yellow vests' take protest to UN, denounce French police violence

At least 600 French "yellow vest" protesters gathered in Geneva outside United Nations European headquarters on Wednesday to denounce alleged French police brutality against the movement.

Legal action over Saudi violations soon: NHRC

Legal action over Saudi violations soon: NHRC

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has said the committee will soon start taking legal action before the United Nations (UN) and international institutions regarding the violations by Saudi Arabia and its politicisation of religious rituals.

Qatar stresses commitment to social development policies

Qatar stresses commitment to social development policies

Qatar has affirmed its commitment to implement its policies aimed at achieving social development at the national, regional or international levels, in order to contribute to the achievement of justice and equal rights for all segments of society without discrimination.

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

UN eyes rule for automatic emergency braking systems in new cars

UN eyes rule for automatic emergency braking systems in new cars

Dozens of countries have come out in favour of fresh international regulation requiring all new cars and lighter motor vehicles to be equipped with automatic emergency braking systems, the UN said Tuesday.

UN aid group: Situation in Syrian refugee camp is dire

UN aid group: Situation in Syrian refugee camp is dire

A UN aid group warned on Saturday that the humanitarian situation is "quite dire" at a desert refugee camp in Syria where thousands of people are stranded.

Qatar, Holland joint UN report probes trafficking-terrorism nexus

Qatar, Holland joint UN report probes trafficking-terrorism nexus

The permanent delegations of Qatar and Holland to the United Nations (UN) Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) organised a meeting at the headquarters of Holland's permanent delegation in New York to launch the committee's report.

Turkey says UN investigation on Khashoggi killing has to be launched

Turkey says UN investigation on Khashoggi killing has to be launched

A United Nations investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has to be launched, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Qatar reaffirms commitment to combating terrorism financing

Qatar reaffirms commitment to combating terrorism financing

Qatar has renewed its commitment to comply with international obligations to curb the financing of terrorism, and has strengthened its co-operation with international and regional partners by signing regional and bilateral agreements, stressing its active participation in counter-terrorism arrangeme

UN expert to lead probe into Khashoggi murder

UN expert to lead probe into Khashoggi murder

The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions said on Thursday she would travel to Turkey next week to head an "independent international inquiry" ...