The U.N. human rights office said Tuesday it has verified the killings of 115 Yemeni civilians and other non-combatants in airstrikes carried out over 11 days this month by a Saudi-led military coalition batting Yemen’s Shiite rebels.
A Syrian foreign ministry official says a government delegation will arrive in Geneva to take part in direct peace talks with the opposition.
Saudi Arabia has threatened other countries over a proposed resolution at the U.N.’s leading human rights body that would send international, independent investigators into war-torn Yemen.
Amnesty International says it has turned up evidence of an “orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings” by Myanmar security forces targeting dozens of Rohingya villages over the last three weeks.
The U.N. human rights chief said Monday that the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
U.N. human rights investigators have issued a new report documenting the killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in central Congo over three recent months that could turn into “wider ethnic cleansing.”
The head of Qatar’s human rights committee on Friday denounced moves by several Arab states to isolate his country, calling it “collective punishment” that affects families, students and those in ill health — even as three other Gulf countries defended the measures and announced steps to ease the impact on “our brotherly Qatari people.”
Russian officials say that some 25,000 Christians have returned to eastern Aleppo since the city was fully retaken by Syrian government forces backed by Russia.
Weeks after becoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley described the U.N.’s Human Rights Council as “so corrupt.”
A panel charged by the U.N. General Assembly has presented a draft that could lead to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, although none of the countries that possess them participated in its writing.