Flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
Islamic State flag

Islamic State Unlawful ‘Shari’a Courts’ Meting Out ‘Monstrous’ Punishments

The United Nations human rights office confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has established unlawful, so-called ‘shari’a courts’ in the territory under its control that have been carrying out cruel and inhuman punishments against men, women and children. Those who are punished are accused of ‘violating the group’s extremist […]

Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon

India: Ban Pledges UN Commitment To Gandhi’s Vision Of Peace, Tolerance, Dignity For All

Growing radicalization, fundamentalism and extremism demand a renewed emphasis of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals – both spiritual and political, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Gujarat Sunday, pledging the ongoing commitment of the United Nations to promote tolerance, and ensure justice and dignity for all. “Divisive politics and sectarian incitement have no place in our modern world. […]