Barack Obama
Barack Obama. File photo.


Obama Urged To Release Report On CIA Torture Allegations

The US must rise to meet the high human rights standards it has set for itself and others around the world, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged Wednesday. The experts  called on President Obama to support “the fullest possible release” of a report detailing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation practices, reports the […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Ebola Outbreak ‘Winning The Race’ Against Attempts To Contain It – UN Official

The Ebola outbreak is “winning the race” against attempts to contain it, the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the deadly virus warned the Security Council today as he urged the international community to help expand on-the-ground efforts across the affected nations in West Africa. In his briefing, Anthony Banbury, head of […]

Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.
Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.


Eastern Ukraine Conflict Continues To Take Heavy Toll On Civilians, UN Report Warns

While the fragile month-long ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step towards ending the conflict, armed groups continue to terrorize the population in areas under their control, pursuing killings, abductions, torture, ill-treatment and other serious abuses, the United Nations Human Rights Office said today as it released its latest report on the situation in […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Ebola Outbreak ‘Running’ Ahead Of World’s Response, UN Warns

As the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the Ebola outbreak continued his visit to hard-hit countries in West Africa today, the world body’s humanitarian wing said funding for the international response is lagging, with only 26 per cent of the $988 million needed having been received thus far. The head of […]