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    Japan: North Korea threat 'critical, imminent'

    Reuters, Published on 24/10/2017

    » CLARK, Philippines: - The threat from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level" and the United States, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told his US and South Korean counterparts in talks on Monday.

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    UN: Global community must step up Rohingya aid

    Associated Press, Published on 24/09/2017

    » COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Sunday that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” right now.

  • NEWS

    UN urges revision of lese majeste laws

    Associated Press, Published on 14/06/2017

    » GENEVA -- The UN human rights office says Thailand should bring its laws criminalising insults against the monarchy in line with international law.

  • NEWS

    UN panel raps US record on torture

    Published on 28/11/2014

    » GENEVA - Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a UN panel's report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.

  • NEWS

    UN chief to visit Myanmar

    Published on 08/11/2014

    » NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Myanmar next week to attend multilateral summit meetings and meet senior officials of the country, such as President Thein Sein, as well as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Mr Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told a press conference Friday.

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    Thailand concedes rights abuses raised by UN rapporteur

    Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 24/05/2013

    » Thailand has conceded to issues raised by a UN special rapporteur as alleged malpractice regarding freedom of expression and migrant labour, and to the fatal harassment of human rights defenders.

  • NEWS

    UN special envoy visits Rakhine state

    dpa, Published on 14/02/2014

    » YANGON - United Nations special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana visited Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state on Friday following reports of new atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority living there, officials said.

  • NEWS

    Vitit's UN human rights role draws global praise

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 02/10/2016

    » The appointment of renowned human rights expert and social commentator Vitit Muntarbhorn as the UN's first independent expert to investigate violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has won widespread approval around the world.

  • OPINION

    Trump, the un-American strongman

    News, Pankaj Mishra, Published on 29/03/2016

    » US politics today presents, to this foreign observer at least, a very un-American spectacle. A country originally built on immigration is awash with popular hatred against immigrants. A candidate of the right rails against free trade and foreigners, while that of the left proclaims his faith in socialism. Xenophobia is rife. Class war seems perilously close to the surface.

  • BUSINESS

    Kim Jong-un floats a hot-air economic balloon

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 16/01/2017

    » "Juche", or self-reliance in the face of international isolation, has been the only economic strategy on offer in North Korea ever since Kim Il-sung came to power seven decades ago. But the founder's grandson and today's "Supreme Leader" has now laid out his first five-year economic plan as he sets out to stamp his authority on the country.

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