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Somalia presidential palace hit by car bomb, gun attack, at least 11 dead – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 11 people have died in an attack by terrorists on the presidential palace in Somalia. Militants detonated a car bomb at the gates before gunmen then raided the compound, known as Villa Somalia, where a gunfight ensued inside and both guards and …Somali President Unharmed in Palace Attack; 17 KilledVoice of AmericaUN […]

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UN chief calls for 3000 more troops in violence-hit Central African Republic – – Associated Press of Pakistan

Associated Press of PakistanUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to urgently send another 3,000 troops and police to the Central African Republic (CAR) in an effort to stop violence between Christians and Muslims …Ban Ki-moon: 3000 more troops needed in Central African RepubliceuronewsUN chief sees CAR crisis […]

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Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not in their interests. North Korea’s chubby, basketball-loving leader invites …China says criticism of N Korea by UN unreasonableHindustan TimesWhat can United States do about North […]

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Pyongyang’s gulags stuff of Nazis: Kirby – The Australian

The AustralianNORTH Korea runs a vast torture and extermination apparatus whose human rights abuses are comparable to those of the Nazis. That’s the finding of a UN Commission of Inquiry into North Korea, which recommended yesterday that the country’s dictator and …Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: ‘No Thinking … Just Fear’NBCNews.comUN probe demands […]

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Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human rights abuses since the Second World War. In some of the harshest …North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate …Sydney Morning […]

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North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldStories from inside North Korea. Mr Kim Kwang-il, 48, spent more than two years at a prison in North Korea where he was tortured, starved and witnessed the deaths of fellow inmates, a United Nations report reveals. The UN on Tuesday released a damning …UN report catalogs North Korean ‘crimes against humanity’Los Angeles […]

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UN Inquiry Finds North Korea’s Kim Should Face Rights Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center front, inspects the command of Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 534, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Jan. 12, 2014. Source: KNS/AFP/Getty Images.World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN reportBBC NewsUN report catalogs North Korean ‘crimes […]

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North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next? – AFP

AFPSeoul — Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry’s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community’s ability to act on its recommendations. Pyongyang’s grim …UN letter to North Korean leader warns on-accountability for ‘crimes against …Toronto StarUN outlines litany of crimes by the North Korean […]

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World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report – BBC News

BBC NewsPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Michael Kirby: “Testimony which tells the stories of the prison camps… of the babies who are born stunted… of the abductions, of the public executions”. the main story. Korea crisis.‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNNFour things to know about the […]

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UN Urges Probe Into ‘Atrocious’ N. Korean Crimes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSEOUL — A new United Nations report accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities,” many of which amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea is calling for an international tribunal to investigate …‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNN InternationalNorth Korea’s […]

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UN Report: North Korea Committing Crimes Against Humanity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA U.N. human rights inquiry has concluded North Korea is committing “unspeakable atrocities” against its people. The U.N.-mandated report says the North Korean government, with policies set at the “highest level of state,” has engaged in crimes against …UN’s North Korea report: Main findingsBBC News‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, […]

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UN documents North Korean torture chambers, prison camps … and luxury goods – Reuters

ReutersGENEVA Feb 17(Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in North Korea that they said amount to crimes of humanity which should be brought to the International …North Korean human rights abuses systematic and unparalleled, says UNThe GuardianUN N. Korea Report Details AtrocitiesVoice of […]

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Little progress made as Syria peace talks close in Switzerland – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — As a second round of peace talks ended Saturday with little progress in ending Syria’s civil war, U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke about Syria’s distressing humanitarian crisis during an earlier meeting in California.UN mediator apologizes to Syrians for lack of peace progressTimes of IndiaBoth sides at a deadlock […]

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Syria talks: UK and France blame government for collapse – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK and France have blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of peace talks with the opposition in Geneva. “The responsibility for it lies squarely with the Assad regime,” UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said. His French counterpart, Laurent …McCain: Syria peace talks nearing dead end, calls for change ‘on the ground’Fox NewsUN […]

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Syria Peace Talks Break Off, No New Date Set – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalGENEVA—Peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition were left in limbo on Saturday after a top United Nations mediator declined to set a date for the next round of negotiations, citing his frustration with the regime of Syrian President Bashar …Brahimi: UN peace talks ‘not good for Syria’BBC NewsSyria Geneva talks adjourn with […]

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After Second Round of Syria Talks, No Agreement Even on How to Negotiate – New York Times

New York TimesGENEVA — The United Nations mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, wrapped up the second round of peace talks here on Saturday without breaking a longstanding deadlock or setting a date for a third round, and urged the parties to think seriously about …Brahimi: UN peace talks ‘not good for Syria’BBC NewsSyria peace talks […]

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Syria Peace Talks on Verge of Collapse – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.N.-brokered peace talks resume Saturday between Syria’s government and opposition delegations, with both sides far apart on any possible agreement. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets with the two warring sides in Geneva in a last-ditch effort to …Syria crisis: Last UN try to break Geneva deadlockBBC NewsDelegations of Syrian warring sides admit no […]

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Syria crisis: Last UN try to break Geneva deadlock – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN special envoy for Syria will try to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and the opposition at a final session of talks in Geneva. Lakhdar Brahimi will mediate a last face-to-face meeting with both sides on Saturday morning. Negotiations …Syrian Peace Talks Hit ‘Dead End’RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySyrian peace talks in Geneva deadlockLos Angeles […]

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Taliban and Government Imperil Gains for Afghan Women, Advocates Say – New York Times

New York TimesAdvocates for women in Afghanistan see proposed laws and violent attacks as signs of an effort to diminish the status of women. Mauricio Lima for The New York Times. KABUL, Afghanistan — Advocates say that women’s rights and security in Afghanistan …Afghan war takes rising toll on civiliansTehran TimesReport: Afghan civilian casualties rose […]

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Syrian Bombs in Rebel-Held Aleppo Kill at Least 15 – ABC News

ABC NewsSyrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15. The activist collectives, the Local Coordination Committees and the Aleppo Media Center, reported the Saturday …Syria evacuation of Homs continueseuronewsUN aid on its way to Syria’s HomsSky News AustraliaSyrian forces attack […]

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UN calls for unity after deadly Lebanon bombing – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBEIRUT: The U.N. Security Council appealed to the Lebanese people to preserve national unity despite consistent attempts to undermine the country’s stability, in the wake of the deadly bombing in the northeastern city of Hermel that was claimed by an …Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda battles in Lebanon to increase: AnalystsAhram OnlineLebanese extremist group says it […]

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Final Iran nuclear deal can be reached in a short time: Rouhani – Payvand

PayvandA final nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers can be achieved in a short period of time, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. He made the remarks during a meeting with former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, who is visiting Iran …IAEA visits Iranian mine as part of nuclear transparency pactReutersIsrael’s Netanyahu says […]