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    Rape used as wide-scale weapon in Syria: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 02:25am on March 16, 2018

    Syrian government forces and allied militias have raped and sexually assaulted women, girls and men in a campaign to punish opposition communities – acts that...

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    UN calls for referring Myanmar to ICC

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on March 10, 2018

    The top United Nations human rights official called on Friday for alleged atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar to be referred to...

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    UN concerned about heavy fighting in Myanmar’s Kachin state

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:05am on February 04, 2018

    Conflict between Myanmar’s army and guerrillas of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Myanmar has escalated since January 19, including in Sumprabum, Waingmaw and...

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    100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:06am on January 30, 2018

    More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins,...

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    UN rights experts decry repression in Saudi Arabia, seek releases

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:15am on January 03, 2018

    United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end ‘repression’ of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully...

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    UN toughens warning of ‘genocide’ in Myanmar

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:44am on December 19, 2017

    The top UN human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been...

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    Red Cross says life has stopped in Myanmar’s Rakhine

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:19am on December 14, 2017

    Life has stopped in its tracks in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state where an estimated 180,000 Rohingya remain, fearful after violence drove 650,000 to flee to...

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    UN warns against any hasty returns

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the...

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    Expect more war, hunger, extremism in 2018: report

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:49am on December 01, 2017

    Humanitarian crises around the world will worsen next year, with no let-up in civil wars in Africa, near-famines in war-torn regions and the threat of...

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    UN seeks report from Myanmar on rapes, deaths of Rohingya women

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on November 29, 2017

    A United Nations women’s rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and...