Human Rights

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Roma, Jews Face Political Discrimination

The European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg, France on January 11, 2011.

NEPAL: HIV-positive children, orphans neglected

There are close to 5,000 children under 14 years of age living with HIV in Nepal today

Upset with university staff, Korean student went on shooting rampage

An expelled South Korean student L Goh from a Californian university shot dead seven people after being teased over...

9/11 Suspects Could Face Death Penalty

The cases of the five suspected al-Qaida militants believed to have planned the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States have been formally referred to a military tribunal.

UN refugee agency concerned as thousands continue to flee fighting in Mali

A young Malian refugee collects unclean water from a local well in Ferrerio site, northern Burkina Faso.

UN senior officials urge countries to boost their efforts to combat human trafficking

A human trafficking awareness billboard.

Apple's Chinese factories accused of 'forcefully employing student interns'

Tech giant Apple's factories in China are reportedly employing tens of thousands of students, some of them on forced internships, to manufacture its iPads, iPhones and other products.

Ban praises Myanmar for peaceful conduct of by-elections on Sunday

For many women in Myanmar, selling vegetables in the open market is one of the few sources of...

70 percent voter turnout reported in first five hours of Myanmar polls

At least 70 percent voting has taken place in the first five hours of elections in Myanmar. A clearer picture on the way the polls have progressed is expected in the next couple of hours.

UN welcomes European Union’s adoption of joint resettlement programme for refugees

Young asylum-seekers play in front of a reception and integration centre in Bulgaria.