BEIJING, China will send 19 police officers to serve with United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and Cyprus, the Ministry of Public Security has announced here.
With 12 members, the police team bound for South Sudan will be the … » Read more
UNITED NATIONS, A new U.N. report for the first time puts Myanmar’s armed forces on a U.N. blacklist of government and rebel groups credibly suspected of carrying out rapes and other acts of sexual violence in conflict.
An advance copy … » Read more
Amnesty International reports the number of executions around the world continued to fall last year, with a 4 percent drop in executions and a significant decline in the number of new death sentences.
In an annual report on executions and … » Read more
KHARTOUM, President Omer al-Bashir of Sudan has issued a Republican Decree setting free all political detainees in the country in response to appeals by political parties and forces involved in the country’s National Dialogue for political reconciliation.
Tuesday’s decree stated … » Read more
KYANGWALI, UGANDA, The refugee population in Uganda stands at more than 1.4 million and growing, thanks to conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The influx is forcing Uganda to rethink its decades-old policy of allocating plots … » Read more
SANA’A, Yemen, The King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, distributed 1,000 food baskets, in the governorate of Nahm, in Sana’a Governorate, benefiting 6,000 people, from the total baskets of 18,919, in the presence of Sana’a Governor, Major General, … » Read more