Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau pledges allegience to ISIS in a recent video.
Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau pledges allegience to ISIS in a recent video.


Boko Haram ‘Weakened’ But Still Committing ‘Horrendous’ Acts

As the UN Security Council met Monday morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group’s intensified violence and brutality. “Though weakened, the group continues to commit horrendous acts against […]

Iraq
Iraq


Iraq: Islamic State May Have Committed Genocide, War Crimes

A report released today by the United Nations human rights office says that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in its attacks against ethnic and religious groups in the country. The report found widespread abuses committed by ISIL that may amount […]

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 (in green) budding from cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. Photo Credit: C. Goldsmith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library, Wikipedia Commons.
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 (in green) budding from cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. Photo Credit: C. Goldsmith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library, Wikipedia Commons.


New Studies Show ‘Significant Breakthrough’ In HIV Prevention, Says UN Agency

The United Nations programme working to combat HIV/AIDS welcomed yesterday the results of a number of recent clinical studies of the effects of antiretroviral medicines on preventing new HIV infections, which were presented at a conference on viruses held in Seattle. At the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the results of two […]

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. […]