Loss of life in Iran protests deplored by UN chief
A wave of anti-Government protests which have taken place across Iran have left more than 20 dead, according to news reports, leading the UN chief to deplore the loss of life.
The death penalty is applied for many different crimes in Iran, but no official figures are released for who is on death row, or what they are accused of.
UN “deeply concerned” for safety of civilians in Raqqa
The UN and the humanitarian community remain “deeply concerned” for the safety of people trapped in Raqqa city in Syria, the deputy UN spokesperson has said.
Iran parliament attack “barbaric and cowardly:” UN Security Council
Iraq: Mosul displaced approaching 500,000
South Sudan refugee numbers hit 1.5 million
More than 1.5 million people have now fled conflict in South Sudan, making it Africa’s largest refugee crisis.
Iran nuclear accord marks significant milestone: UN
War-related trauma care established outside Iraqi city
Refugees need more support to learn the skillsets required earn a living.
That’s according to Filippo Grandi, head of the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.
The recent mass execution in Saudi Arabia continues to spur reactions in the region and at the UN in New York.
On Saturday the Kingdom announced that it had executed 47 prisoners, including a prominent Shia cleric, on terrorism-related charges.