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Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of U.S. government

Added: 21.08.2019 11:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

More than 2,000 Central American migrants seeking to settle in the United States have given up and accepted free rides home under a 10-month-old program funded by the U.S. government and run by a United Nations agency, according to a U.N. official.

Myanmar/Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Returns

Added: 21.08.2019 6:03 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary, and dignified, Human Rights Watch said today. With new repatriations set to start on August 22, 2019, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps protested that they will face the same violence and oppression in Myanmar that they fled. Myanmar authorities have verified 3,454 people for an initial round of returns from a list of 22,000 submitted by Bangladesh authorities. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, and Bangladesh authorities said they are seeking to confirm that these refugees wish to return. “Myanmar has yet to address the systematic persecution and violence...

Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision

Added: 19.08.2019 16:18 | 5 views | 0 comments

Sri Lanka's President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of serious human rights violations.

Prime Minister Of Fiji Says Australian PM Pushing Pacific Island Nations Closer To China

Added: 17.08.2019 17:35 | 6 views | 0 comments

The Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of being "very insulting and condescending" during the recent Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu on Friday, according to The Guardian. “Yesterday was probably one of the most frustrating days I have ever had,” Bainimarama said of the leaders’ retreat before noting talks nearly broke down over Canberra's stance on climate change. “After yesterday’s meeting I gathered [Morrison] was here only to make sure that the Australian policies were upheld by the Pacific island nations,” said Bainimarama. “I thought Morrison was a good friend of mine; apparently not." “The prime minister at one stage, because he...

Iran urged to free women held over veil protests

Added: 17.08.2019 11:43 | 7 views | 0 comments

GENEVA - A group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for the immediate release of three Iranian women given long jail terms for protesting laws compelling women to wear veils. The trio were charged after a video posted online showed them handing out flowers on Tehran's metro on March 8, International Women's Day, according to a statement co-signed by five United Nations special rapporteurs and another expert. The...

UN Security Council has its first meeting on Kashmir in decades -- and fails to agree on a statement

Added: 16.08.2019 23:49 | 10 views | 0 comments

The year was 1971. The Vietnam War raged, The Doors' frontman Jim Morrison died in Paris, and the cost of a movie ticket in the United States was $1.50. That was also the last time the United Nations Security Council officially listed the tinderbox known as Kashmir as a topic of discussion.

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

Added: 16.08.2019 14:02 | 5 views | 0 comments

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are housed in refugee camps like Kutupalong after fleeing a military offensive in Myanmar Bangladesh and Myanmar are considering a fresh attempt next week to repatriate a few of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago, Dhaka officials said Friday. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in August 2017 from a military offensive in Myanmar that the United Nations likened to ethnic cleansing,...

Elon Musk's SpaceX or a superpower: Who'll win the new space race?

Added: 15.08.2019 12:23 | 7 views | 0 comments

Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to leave Earth again. But why – and are we ready for a second space age?

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Gladbach snap up defender Bensebaini from Rennes

Added: 14.08.2019 11:17 | 7 views | 0 comments

Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the signing of Algeria international Ramy Bensebaini on a four-year contract. The left-back leaves Ligue 1 side Rennes after 98 appearances and three goals in all competitions. Bensebaini, 24, won the Africa Cup of Nations in July, starting in defence as Algeria edged Senegal 1-0 in the final. He trialled with [...]

China Still Silent on Backing Pakistan in UNSC Against India's J&K Move, Poland Remains Ambiguous Too

Added: 14.08.2019 7:11 | 9 views | 0 comments

New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday moved the United Nations Security Council over India's decision to...

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