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UN chief calls for immediate end to fighting in Ethiopia
Call comes as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reported to be on the front lines and men flocking to join military.
25 Nov 2021
OPINION
There is need for a truly independent probe into Ethiopia abuses
The joint OHCHR/EHRC investigation into alleged atrocities in Tigray failed to establish a path towards accountability.
Mehari Taddele Maru
24 Nov 2021
Saudi-led coalition to attack ‘secret drone laboratory’ in Sanaa
Coalition says it is launching fresh raids on the Houthi-held capital, warns residents to stay away from targeted areas.
24 Nov 2021
UN chief visits Colombia ahead of FARC peace deal anniversary
Violence persists in parts of Colombia despite 2016 deal that ended decades of conflict between gov’t and FARC rebels.
23 Nov 2021
UN Libya envoy quits weeks before planned election
UN special envoy Jan Kubis’s resignation accepted a month before a scheduled presidential election in Libya.
23 Nov 2021
Yemen war deaths will reach 377,000 by end of the year: UN
New UNDP report projects that the number of those killed as a result of Yemen’s war could reach 1.3 million by 2030.
23 Nov 2021
China slams ‘irresponsible’ UN comments on jailed journalist
UN, rights groups have urged Beijing to release Zhang Zhan, who was jailed for her coverage of China’s COVID-19 response.
20 Nov 2021
At least 1,000 arrested since Ethiopia state of emergency: UN
Most of those detained are ethnic Tigrayans with the UN chief warning arrests could ‘widen divisions and resentments’.
17 Nov 2021
UN calls for new talks on Yemen’s Hodeidah as front lines shift
Houthi fighters advanced into key positions in the strategic port city after pro-government forces withdrew.
15 Nov 2021
Biden to limit new oil and gas drilling at Native American site
Biden set to unveil billions of dollars in new infrastructure and social and public safety programmes for US tribes.
15 Nov 2021
New COP26 draft deal urges coal curbs, faster climate action
As UN climate talks go overtime, draft texts urge accelerated curbs on coal and ‘inefficient’ fossil fuel subsidies.
13 Nov 2021
UN sanctions three Houthis over Marib offensive, Saudi attacks
Security Council blacklists three Houthi leaders, subjects them to a global asset freeze and a travel ban.
11 Nov 2021
UN Security Council calls for an end to violence in Myanmar
In rare statement agreed to by all 15 members, Security Council urges Myanmar military to exercise ‘utmost restraint’.
11 Nov 2021
UN says Ethiopia detained 72 drivers working for WFP
Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says ‘worried’ about mass arrests of Tigrayans, but gov’t denies ethnic profiling.
10 Nov 2021
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