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U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

22 Mar 2019

GENEVA 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.

U.N. rights body calls for halt to Israeli expansion in Syrian Golan

22 Mar 2019

GENEVA The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday criticized Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the disputed territory.

U.N. rights boss decries Venezuela crackdown; says sanctions may worsen crisis

21 Mar 2019

GENEVA Venezuelan security forces, backed by pro-government militias, have quashed peaceful protests with excessive use of force, killings and torture, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.

North Korea must drop nuclear, missile programmes to achieve progress - U.S.

19 Mar 2019

GENEVA A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday the only way for North Korea to achieve security and development is to abandon all of its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programmes.

U.N. experts urge Israel to rein in security forces

18 Mar 2019

GENEVA U.N. war crimes investigators called on Israel on Monday to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters on the border with Gaza, as the anniversary approached of the start of demonstrations there last year in which 189 Palestinians were killed.

U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

18 Mar 2019

GENEVA Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals "in an apparent act of pillage", a United Nations human rights investigator said on Monday.

U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

18 Mar 2019

* Israelis also stripping Palestinian land of minerals-U.N. envoy

China defends Xinjiang centres for Muslims, but aims to "downsize"

15 Mar 2019

GENEVA Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng on Friday defended what China calls its vocational training centres in Xinjiang for Muslims and said its "campuses" would be closed down gradually as extremist ideology is vanquished in the region.

Israel investigating 11 Palestinian deaths in Gaza protests - officials

13 Mar 2019

GENEVA Israel is carrying out criminal investigations into the killing of 11 Palestinians by Israeli forces at border protests in Gaza last year, Israeli officials said on Wednesday.

1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China's Xinjiang: academic

13 Mar 2019

GENEVA A leading researcher on China's ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education centers in Xinjiang region, up from his earlier figure of 1 million.

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