Jun 28, 2016

Europeans, Asians battle for seats on U.N. Security Council

Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the U.N. Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights. Five nonpermanent seats are up for grabs in the vote at the U.N. ...

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Jun 17, 2016

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in “great distress,” with many lacking food and health care, Niger’s interior minister said during a visit to the displaced Thursday. Boko Haram attacked a military post in Bosso in Niger’s ...

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Jun 16, 2016

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Islamic State jihadis are still committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria, United Nations rights investigators said Thursday. “Genocide has occurred and is ongoing,” Paulo Pinheiro, head of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Syria, said in a statement. “ISIS ...