Human Rights

Syrian Children Find Shelter in Turkey Camp

Syrians of all ages are trying to flee their country to escape the violence there.

Nepal to stage Asia's first gay sports tournament

Nepal is planning to stage Asia's first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

FROM THE FIELD: Calm in Dili as Timor-Leste votes

Voter’s finger is dipped in ink after casting ballot in Timor-Leste’s presidential elections.

Manhunt Under Way in France For Gunman Who Killed 4 at Jewish School

French authorities have launched a manhunt for a suspected serial killer who opened fire at a Jewish school in the southern city of Toulouse, killing a rabbi, his two young sons and the principal's young daughter.

UN experts call for including human rights standards in development goals

A group of independent United Nations experts today urged States to include universally agreed international human rights norms and standards, as well as accountability mechanisms, in the goals that will emerge from a UN sustainable development forum in June.

Seizure of springs by settlers greatly limits Palestinian access to water – UN report

Ein Al Ariq spring, next to Qaryut village (Nablus). Following its takeover by Eli settlers the spring was renamed as “Ein Hagvura”.

India May Back Human Rights Resolution Against Sri Lanka

Under domestic pressure, India's prime minister says the country may back a United Nations resolution this week criticizing Sri Lanka for alleged human rights abuses.

Guatemala: UN rights chief underlines need to address rule of law challenges

UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay receiving petitions from indigenous authorities at a meeting in Totonicapán, Guatemala.

US Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre in US Prison

An American soldier who allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in southern Kandahar province last Sunday has arrived at a military base in the central U.S. state of Kansas.

'50 percent Pak urban women get beaten by their husbands'

Fifty percent of women in Pakistan's urban areas admit that their husbands beat them, a 2009 US State Department report on Pakistan has revealed.