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Stephanie Nebehay

U.N. refugee agency regrets U.S. ruling on asylum applications

Sep 13 2019

GENEVA The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday a U.S. Supreme Court order curbing asylum applications at the Mexican border could hurt people fleeing violence and persecution who are entitled to protection.

U.N. refugee agency regrets U.S. ruling on asylum applications

Sep 13 2019

GENEVA The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday a U.S. Supreme Court order curbing asylum applications at the Mexican border could hurt people fleeing violence and persecution who are entitled to protection.

U.N. investigators link U.S., Syrian and Russian forces to war crimes

Sep 11 2019

GENEVA Air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many civilians, indicating that required precautions were ignored and war crimes may have been committed, United Nations investigators said on Wednesday.

Pakistan warns of genocide in Kashmir, expects no talks with India

Sep 10 2019

GENEVA Pakistan's foreign minister told the United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India's military presence in the disputed Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raised the specter of genocide.

Killings, torture still going on in Venezuela: U.N. rights chief

Sep 09 2019

GENEVA The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that extrajudicial killings appeared to be continuing in Venezuela and the Special Action Forces (FAES) presumed to be responsible had received support from the highest levels of government.

Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet

Sep 04 2019

GENEVA/RIO DE JANEIRO/SANTIAGO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday when he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs by criticizing rising police violence and erosions of democracy.

U.S., France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, U.N. report says

Sep 03 2019

GENEVA The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

U.S., France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, U.N. report says

Sep 03 2019

* All sides committing war crimes in Yemen conflict - U.N. experts

Amazon fires pose health risks to children: WHO

Aug 30 2019

GENEVA Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Global measles cases three times higher than last year: WHO

Aug 29 2019

GENEVA Every region in the world, except the Americas, is experiencing an increase in the number of cases of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease that can kill or disable children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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