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Stephanie Nebehay

Many states inflict "serious cruelty" on rights activists - U.N.

19 Sep 2019

GENEVA, Sept 19 One-quarter of U.N. member states have carried out suspected reprisals against activists who cooperate with the world body on human rights issues, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

Rohingya still in Myanmar face 'threat of genocide': United Nations

16 Sep 2019

YANGON/GENEVA Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a U.N. fact-finding mission said on Monday, repeating calls for top generals to face trial.

U.N. refugee agency regrets U.S. ruling on asylum applications

13 Sep 2019

GENEVA The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday a U.S. Supreme Court order curbing asylum applications at the Mexican border could hurt people fleeing violence and persecution who are entitled to protection.

U.N. refugee agency regrets U.S. ruling on asylum applications

13 Sep 2019

GENEVA The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday a U.S. Supreme Court order curbing asylum applications at the Mexican border could hurt people fleeing violence and persecution who are entitled to protection.

U.N. investigators link U.S., Syrian and Russian forces to war crimes

11 Sep 2019

GENEVA Air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many civilians, indicating that required precautions were ignored and war crimes may have been committed, United Nations investigators said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1 -U.N. investigators link U.S., Syrian and Russian forces to war crimes

11 Sep 2019

* U.S.-led coalition air strikes killed many civilians - report

Pakistan warns of genocide in Kashmir, expects no talks with India

10 Sep 2019

GENEVA Pakistan's foreign minister told the United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India's military presence in the disputed Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raised the spectre of genocide.

Killings, torture still going on in Venezuela - UN rights chief

09 Sep 2019

GENEVA The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that extrajudicial killings appeared to be continuing in Venezuela and the Special Action Forces (FAES) presumed to be responsible had received support from the highest levels of government.

Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet

05 Sep 2019

GENEVA/RIO DE JANEIRO/SANTIAGO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday when he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs by criticizing rising police violence and erosions of democracy.

U.S., France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, U.N. report says

03 Sep 2019

GENEVA The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.