Antonio Guterres

France calls UNSC meeting over Libya slave auctions; Emmanuel Macron terms it 'crime against humanity'

<b>Paris:</b> France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted …

Emmanuel Macron

Libya:Slave Auctions May Be Crime Against Humanity - UN Chief

United Nations, United States | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was horrified by video footage showing migrants being sold as …

Burkina Faso

UN chief urges global action to end violence against women

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 (APP):Achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women is the answer to ending violence against women, United …

Gender

Rwanda offers to shelter African migrants abused in Libya

Rwanda is offering to host some, perhaps thousands, of the African migrants whose reported abuse in Libya has led to international expressions of revulsion.<p>Rwanda "cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle," the government said, adding that the small …

News

Ivorian Music Legend Calls for Action on Libya Slave Trade

Independent (Kampala), 21 November 2017<p>United Nations, United States | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was horrified by video …

Africa

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition promises to ease blockade, reopen key ports

The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has pledged to reopen the country's main airport, as well as two main ports. The blockade was …

Middle East

Slave trade in Libya: outrage across Africa

Media reports about alleged migrant slave markets in Libya have resulted in strong reactions across the continent. African politicians demand an …

World News

The Latest: German party wants deal to return Syria refugees

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):<p>6:10 p.m.<p>A German nationalist party is urging officials to …

Refugees

Libya Is Home to a 21st Century Slave Market and the UN Security Council Won't Act

CNN recently aired a powerful report from Libya, where the reporters went into a house and shot footage of an auction of human beings. Yes, this is a …

Barack Obama

'This Is the Moment!' U.N. Welcomes the Flood of Sexual Misconduct Cases

(UNITED NATIONS) — The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the …

Gender

Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers Stains the UN's Image

Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers Stains the UN's ImageExposure to gruesome acts of sexual violence make women and children in conflict-affected areas …

Africa

UN chief stresses world community’s ‘collective responsibility’ to stop human trafficking

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 (APP):Top United Nations officials have underscored the international community’s collective responsibility to stop criminals …

Slavery

How CNN documented human slave auctions

Nima Elbagir knew what might happen to her if her attempt to document human slave auctions in Libya went badly. Her mother and father were newspaper …

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years.<p>Police spokesman Othman Abubakar told The Associated Press …

Nigeria

For Africa to root out modern day slave trade, youth empowerment is crucial

If the thought of a man armed with a rifle and driving with whips a group of African men, women, and children to sell them at a slave market makes you marvel at what kind of greed motivated such revolting barbarity centuries ago, the shocking truth is that we are witnessing a 21st century repeat of …

Human Rights

Burkina Faso recalls officials from Libya after report of migrant slave trade

In its defence Libya says it is overwhelmed by migrants and needs help from African, European allies<p>Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Monday it …

Burkina Faso

Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping

UN peacekeeping hit a rock-bottom low when blue helmets in Bosnia failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, a year after peacekeepers pulled …

Golan Heights

UN 'Horrified' by African Migrants Being Sold at Slave Auction in Libya

Officials warn the incidents may amount to crimes against humanity.<p><b>(ANTIWAR.COM)</b> — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described himself as …

Slavery

The U.N. chief says human trafficking may constitute a war crime

War

Blast at Concert Shows Central African Republic's Religious Rift

Emmanuel Ngallos was playing a keyboard at a concert meant to bring Central African Republic’s Muslims and Christians together when the blast knocked …

Business

Kids take over United Nations on World Children's Day

The United Nations is celebrating World Children’s Day today with the theme of #KidsTakeOver, encouraging young people across the world to take over …

Canadian News

Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (APP): One in 12 children worldwide live in countries where they face far bleaker prospects than 20 years ago, according to a …

Geography

UN chief says children's suffering across world unacceptable

UN chief says children's suffering across world unacceptable<p>File Photo: A child of a street bagger family eats gifted food on the World Food Day in …

News (China)

Hariri Returns to Lebanon on Wednesday to Discuss his Resignation

Resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Saturday that he will be present in Lebanon on Wednesday to attend the country’s …

Middle East

U.N. chief urges probe of migrants' sale in Libya as slaves

"Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most egregious abuses of human rights," said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio …

Slavery

The 20 photographs of the week

The coup in Zimbabwe, flooding in Greece, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Italy’s elimination from the World Cup – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Photography

Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. Yet a new age of international justice is already underway, with other …

World News

Opinion: What actually happened at the Bonn climate conference — and why it matters

Two weeks, 25,000 people, late-night compromise: This year's UN climate talks were more process than results. But important threads emerged — at …

Climate

President Trump Is Under a Death Sentence

This is how heated the rhetoric gets when you’re dealing with lunatics in power.<p>North Korea’s state-run media has sentenced Donald Trump to die, for …

North Korea

Congressional critics slam State Department as rudderless

When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his first official trip to Myanmar on Wednesday, he largely ignored the country’s widespread human rights abuses.<p>Security forces have conducted or allowed what critics call systematic rape and murder against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, leading to a …

Politics