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Updated: Dozens killed in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea – ABC

Sydney, Australia Reuters Updated: 10:40pm (AEDT) Sydney, Australia Reuters At least 26 people were killed in tribal fighting in the northern highlands of Papua New Guinea, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said on Monday, citing local police.  The men were killed in an ambush in Enga Province, according to the Australian state broadcaster. A report by […]

Philippines will not cooperate with ICC in drugs war probe – Marcos

Philippines' President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr arrives at the ASEAN Summit held in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, on 10th May, 2023.

Manila, The PhilippinesReuters Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, said on Friday his government will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court’s investigation into the thousands of killings committed during his predecessor’s ‘war on drugs’. Marcos maintained the ICC has no jurisdiction over the South-East Asian country, which withdrew from the ICC in March, 2019. Philippines’ […]

UN body deplores “grave” rights abuses by Russia in Ukraine

The flags alley is seen outside the United Nations building during the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27th February, 2023.

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters A United Nations committee said it was deeply concerned about human rights violations by Russian forces and private military companies in Ukraine, including enforced disappearances, torture, rape and extrajudicial executions.  The flags alley is seen outside the United Nations building during the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27th February, 2023. PICTURE: […]

Islamist militants kill at least 25 in Nigeria’s Borno state

Maiduguri, Nigeria Reuters Islamist militants have killed at least 25 people in an attack in a fishing town in Nigeria’s Borno state, police and residents said on Thursday. Police commissioner Abdu Umar linked the attack in Dikwa to Boko Haram insurgents. He said a policeman was killed in a separate incident.  Dikwa is close to […]

Colombia must speed dismantling of armed groups – United Nations

Juliette de Rivero, Representative in Colombia of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights speaks during the presentation of the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Colombia in Bogota, Colombia March 3, 2023.

Bogota. ColombiaReuters Colombia should speed the dismantling of armed groups to reduce violence and human rights violations, and implement the country’s 2016 peace accord with the FARC rebels, the in-country representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday. Colombia’s nearly six decades of armed conflict between the armed forces, leftist […]

UN panel accuses regional South Sudan officials of overseeing gang rapes, beheadings

South Sudan Leer town

Nairobi, KenyaReuters South Sudan should investigate officials accused of overseeing systematic gang rapes, some of whose victims were girls as young as nine, UN rights experts said on Monday in a statement the government dismissed as a fabrication. Investigators say sexual abuse has been used as a weapon by all sides in South Sudan’s civil […]

Protests grip Iran as rights group says 19 children killed

Iran Tehran protests after Mahsa Aminis death

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesReuters Protests ignited by the death of a young woman in police custody continued across Iran on Sunday in defiance of a crackdown by the authorities, as a human rights group said at least 185 people, including children, had been killed in demonstrations. Anti-government protests that began on 17th September at the […]

Latin American environmentalists most at risk of murder, report finds

Peru Lima Amazon protestor

Mexico City, Mexico Reuters More environmentalists were killed in Latin America than any other region in the world last year, according to a report by advocacy group Global Witness, underscoring the growing threat to activists in the resource-rich region. Of the 200 environmentalists killed globally in 2021, three-quarters of them were from Latin America, the […]

At least 15 killed as anti-UN protests flare in east Congo

DRC Goma police disperse protestors

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters Three United Nations peacekeepers and at least 12 civilians were killed during a second day of anti-UN protests in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, authorities said. The protests were spurred by complaints that the UN mission, known as MONUSCO, has failed to protect civilians against militia violence […]